Frank Micelotta/ImageDirectLate Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley would’ve turned 52 Thursday, and to mark the occasion, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has declared August 22, 2019 Layne Staley Day in the city. According to a proclamation signed by the mayor, Layne Staley Day is meant to celebrate the musician’s “artistry and the promotion of […]

Bruce Glikas/WireImageMeat Loaf has been absent from the stage for the past couple of years, but he made a return this week in a big way, joining the cast of Bat Out of Hell — The Musical on Broadway to perform “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night).” Footage of […]

Trafalger Releasing/Sony Music Roger Waters has released a clip from his upcoming concert film Us + Them, featuring him performing a song from Pink Floyd‘s classic 1977 album Animals. In the clip, previewed on the Prog website, Waters performs “Pigs (Three Different Ones).”  As he sings the words, “Big man, pig man/Ha, ha, charade you […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Who will launch the next leg of their Moving On tour September 1 at New York’s Madison Square Garden — and Roger Daltrey says fans can expect to hear some new music this time around. Speaking to Metro, Daltrey says that The Who will “do a couple” of new songs from their […]

Craig Sugden/CBSCarpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live from Liverpool — the TV special featuring James Corden and Paul McCartney driving around the ex-Beatle’s hometown and performing in a pub — is up for five Emmys this year, and Corden himself is up for seven, five of which are related to that special.  Corden tells Variety […]

The Valory Music Co. Sheryl Crow‘s upcoming album Threads features her collaborating with many of her musical heroes and friends, including Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor and Eric Clapton.  Clapton plays guitar on Crow’s cover of the George Harrison song “Beware of Darkness” — but surprisingly, she says […]

ABC/Randy HolmesAn exhibit featuring new portraits of musicians — including Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr and Iggy Pop — is opening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Titled Face the Music, the display features photographs of musicians taken as they’re listening to their favorite songs. For example, Ulrich was photographed while listening to […]

Columbia/Legacy Recordings A new video is out for “I’ll Stand By You,” the previously unreleased Bruce Springsteen song that appears on the soundtrack for the new movie Blinded By the Light. The video combines the lyrics from the song with clips from the film, which is based on the true story of the impact Springsteen’s […]

Time Life/Rock and Roll Hall of FameCouldn’t get tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony?  Don’t have HBO?  Don’t worry — Time Life has you covered with a massive DVD collection of legendary moments from the annual ceremonies starting in 2010 and running through 2017. Over 11 DVDs and 30 hours, […]

Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesUniversal Music Group is claiming that three of the four artists named in a class action lawsuit against the music giant didn’t lose original master recording tapes in that devastating 2008 storage facility fire, according to court documents obtained by Billboard. A declaration filed late Wednesday by UMG attorney Scott Edelman of Gibson, […]


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