The music of the legendary 1960s pop-rock group The Turtles will be celebrated with a special box set featuring a series of 7-inch vinyl discs boasting the band's biggest hits. The Turtles 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection, which will be released on September 16, will include eight discs boasting a total of 16 tunes.
Among the songs featured are all five of The Turtles' top 10 singles, including the 1967 chart-topper "Happy Together"; "She'd Rather Be with Me," which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 that same year; and the group's first hit, a 1965 cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe"...Read more
To hear Vince Neil tell it, you'd never know that there was ever any hard feelings between heavy metal and grunge.
The Mötley Crüe singer tells the U.K.'s Q magazine that he and his band mates weren't threatened by the early grunge movement; in fact, they were totally into it. "We went on [MTV's] Headbanger's Ball and we'd...Read more
According to multiple online reports, Neil Young has been working on a new music project that involves an orchestra. German composer Chris Walden has revealed on his website that he contributed arrangements to a new album from the folk-rock great called Storytone, which is due out on November 4.
A series of messages that appeared over the last couple of weeks on the Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting Facebook page offer some additional...Read more
Elton John will raise money for his AIDS Foundation with a star-studded bash at his mansion in Windsor, England, on Thursday, September 4.
The "End of Summer Party" at Woodside, a home John shares with husband David Furnish, will feature musical performances by Elton himself, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt. In addition, John has partnered with Grey Goose to...Read more
A new teaser trailer has premiered online offering a short preview of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin's classic 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV. The clip, which runs for a minute and seven seconds, features an early mix of "Black Dog" that will be appear on the bonus "companion audio" disc included in the deluxe versions of the release.
The promo video also features footage of Led Zeppelin performing in concert, and glimpses of different images from the package, including the cover art, vintage concert posters and gig announcements and photos of the band members. You can watch...Read more
While a recent Harris Poll found that The Beatles are the most popular music act in the U.S., the Fab Four weren't quite fab enough to reach the top of a new list from Time magazine determining the ultimate pop star.
Time looked at every song that made the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 since 1960, awarding points based on the number of hits each artist scored and how long the artists' careers have lasted, and created what...Read more
In March of this year, former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and his backing group rocked the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles with a set featuring many classic tunes from his old band's catalog. The show was captured for a CD and video package titled Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles, which will be released on October 21.
The performance, which was filmed with eight high-def cameras, includes such memorable Styx songs as "Lady," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Mr. Roboto," "Babe," "Best...Read more
Robert Plant says he's completely enthralled with the music he's making with his latest group, The Sensational Space Shifters, with whom he collaborated him on his soon-to-be-released studio album, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. He tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that his desire to explore new sounds is among the reasons why he isn't interested in taking part in a Led Zeppelin reunion, and he suggests that ...Read more
A new illustrated storybook based on Bruce Springsteen's 2009 song, "Outlaw Pete," is scheduled to be published on November 4. The book was the brainchild of cartoonist and writer Frank Caruso, who decided he wanted to bring to life the Boss' tale of a bank robber who began his life of crime when he was just a baby.
"'Outlaw Pete' is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins," explains Springsteen, whose lyrics serve as the book's text.
The epic song, which appeared on Bruce's 2009...Read more
Earlier this month, John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the eighth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980, crime. During his most recent parole hearing, the transcript of which was just released, we get a rare look into Chapman's current state of mind, and his thoughts on his infamous deed.
In the August 20 interview before the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's parole board, Chapman said he was "sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory."
Stevie Nicks is out with the lyric video for "Lady," a song from her forthcoming solo album, 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault.
While fans have likely never heard "Lady" before, it's not new: Nicks says most of the songs on 24 Karat Gold were written between 1969 and 1987, with a couple written in the '90s. The album, available for pre-order now, is out October 7. Stevie will kick off a tour with Fleetwood Mac on September 30.
Nicks previously...Read more
From 1983's first studio album, Texas Flood, through numerous posthumous releases, it's often been difficult to keep up with Stevie Ray Vaughan's complete discography. Now Epic Records is making it easier for fans to do that. This October will see the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.
The 12-disc set will include the complete Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble studio discography, from Texas Flood through 1989's In Step, plus the first commercial release of a promotional recording,...Read more
Dave Davies is apparently not against a Kinks reunion project.
The founding Kinks lead guitarist posted a comment on Facebook Wednesday, writing, “I would love to do some form of a Kinks reunion with Ray. – Dave.”
Earlier this week, the U.K. magazine MOJO reported that Kinks frontman Ray Davies revealed in a new interview that the group will tour
The Zombies just wrapped up a U.S. summer tour this past Sunday and now the band has headed back home to the United Kingdom, where the influential pop-rock group plans to turn its focus on working on a new studio album soon. During the trek, the band gave its American fans a taste of the upcoming record by premiering a brand-new tune titled "Moving On" that was written by founding keyboardist Rod Argent.
Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone tells ABC News Radio that the group already has begun preparing several tunes for the project, including...Read more
Fans waiting on another Aerosmith record will have to keep waiting, according to guitarist Joe Perry.
"With us being off the record label, we're really not sure yet," the guitarist tells Boston magazine. Furthermore, Perry suggests, recording new music may be futile.
"When we go out there and play live, people don't really want to hear a thing unless they know it. We've played a couple of songs off the new record and gotten some polite applause,"...Read more
It's been a tough summer for ZZ Top's Dusty Hill. Last month, the 65-year-old bassist needed a kidney stone operation, which caused his band to cancel six headlining dates, and now he's suffered a hip injury that's forcing the postponement of the Texas trio's remaining appearances on its joint tour with Jeff Beck.
According to a message on PalaceNet.com, the official website of the Detroit area's DTE Energy Music Theatre, where ZZ Top and Beck had been scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Hill injured...Read more
More than 50 years since The Beatles first captivated the U.S. with their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Fab Four have been crowned the most popular music act in the country, at least according to a new Harris Poll.
The British rock icons beat out Elvis Presley to top the tally, which was based on an online poll conducted last month that asked the question, "Who is your favorite singer/musician or band?"...Read more
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is attached to a forthcoming film about The Ramones, the managers of the band's estate revealed to Billboard.
Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey, who co-manage the band's estate, say the film is just one project being lined up to celebrate the group in advance of the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, Ramones, which was released in 1976.
In addition to whatever film Scorsese is said to be involved with, the pair are preparing a new Ramones documentary based on recently acquired historical...Read more
The new solo album by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley debuted at #9 on the Billboard album chart this week, giving the founding KISS guitarist his highest charting solo album ever. It's also his first top 10 solo record.
Frehley's Space Invader, bowed at #9 with 19,000 copies sold, surpassing the #26 peak of his self-titled 1978 debut that was one of four simultaneously released solo albums by KISS members, according to the...Read more
If you're a Paul McCartney fan, you'll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on the recently announced reissues of the classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound. The U.S. release date for the latest installments of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection has been pushed back from September 23 to November 4.
A message on McCartney's official...Read more
Bob Dylan has confirmed he'll be bringing his "Never Ending Tour" back to North America for a fall leg. The 31-date trek will get underway with a three-show engagement, October 17-19, at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and also will include multiple-night stands in Los Angeles; Oakland, California; Minneapolis; Chicago; Toronto; Philadelphia; and New York City.
The tour will wrap up with four concerts at New York's Beacon Theatre that are scheduled for November 28 and 29, and December 1 and 2. Tickets for most of Dylan's new stateside shows will go on September 5. Visit...Read more
There will be a deluxe reissue of the 1998 Smashing Pumpkins album Adore hitting stores on September 23, a six-CD/one-DVD box set featuring 107 tracks, most previously unreleased. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan tells ABC News Radio that pulling together the enormous box set was more than a matter of just slapping together material from his considerable archive.
"People look at...the unreleased tracks of the Pumpkins like, 'Can't you just throw open those doors and dump it all out and the public will just gobble...Read more
Founding Doobie Brothers guitarist Patrick Simmons and his wife, Cris, are planning to go rockin' down the highway together on their vintage motorcycles throughout most of September. The couple will be participating in the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run 2014, a coast-to-coast event that begins September 5 in Daytona Beach, Florida, ...Read more
This fall, Fleetwood Mac will launch their first tour in nearly 20 years with Christine McVie, the voice behind such classic songs as "Don't Stop," "You Make Lovin' Fun" and "Over My Head." The 71-year-old singer/keyboardist says she's been working out with a personal trainer so she'll be able to spend long hours onstage without collapsing.
Speaking to ELLE magazine, McVie notes with regard to her keyboard-playing style, "The aim is to be fit enough to stand up for two-and-a-half...Read more
Billy Idol has revealed the track list and release date for Kings & Queens of the Underground, the first studio album of original material from the veteran pop-punk star since 2005's Devil's Playground. The record will hit stores on October 21, and features lead single "Can't Break Me Down," which currently is streaming at Idol's official website and YouTube channel.
Most of the album was produced by former...Read more
Chuck Berry was honored Tuesday as a laureate of the 2014 Polar Music Prize, although the 87-year-old rock 'n' roll pioneer could not attend the ceremony because of illness. Veteran British rocker Dave Edmunds was on hand to accept the honor from Sweden's King Carl XVI at the event, which took place at Stockholm's Concert Hall.
While at the podium, Edmunds read a speech Berry wrote that said, "Unfortunately I am unable to travel, but my heart is in Sweden. I want to thank the King and the Royal...Read more
It appears that one of the rock world's great love stories may be coming to an end. As first reported at RollingStone.com, Neil Young recently filed for divorce from his wife, Pegi, after 36 years of marriage.
The folk-rock legend filed a petition to dissolve the marriage on July 29 in the San Mateo...Read more
The Basement Tapes, the historic recordings Bob Dylan did with The Band during 1967 in the Woodstock, New York, area while he reportedly was recuperating from a serious motorcycle accident, is the subject of the upcoming 11th installment of the folk-rock legend's Bootleg Series. A massive six-CD collection titled Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete is scheduled to be released on November 4.
While the original Basement Tapes album, which was issued in 1975 as a two-LP set, featured just 16 recordings from Dylan's '67 collaboration...Read more
If you've seen Mötley Crüe on the All Bad Things Must Come to an End tour, you know that the three musicians on board -- Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx -- are a talented bunch. Singer Vince Neil agrees; though the band members have had their share of spats over the years, the singer has no trouble admitting that he's surrounded by skilled professionals. Neil tells ABC News Radio that Mars in particular is "an outstanding guitar player [and] ...Read more
There appears to be some controversy brewing with regard to The Kinks' supposed plans for a reunion project next year. U.K. magazine MOJO reports that legendary rockers' frontman, Ray Davies, revealed in a new interview that the group will tour and release a new album in 2015, while suggesting that the band may do so without the participation of his brother, founding Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies.
However, The Kinks'...Read more