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This Week In Music History – September 15 – September 21

 

The_4_Seasons_(1966)On September 15, 1962, the Four Seasons scored their first #1 hit when “Sherry” reached the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list. The song was originally titled “Terry,” but after considering other names, including “Jackie,” (named for Jackie Kennedy) the quartet changed the lyrics to “Sherry;” after Cheri Spector, the daughter of one of Bob Crewe’s best friends. Over their career the Four Seasons would have 3 more #1 hits: “Rag Doll,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

 

 

 

1978_AMC_Matador_sedan_red_NC_detail_of_factory_AM-FM-stereo-8-track_unitOn September 15, 1965, the Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.

 

 

 

 

Huey_Lewis_&_the_News_-_SportsOn September 15, 1983, Huey Lewis and the News released the album ‘Sports.’ The album spawned four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Heart and Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If This Is It.” The LP reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 on June 30, 1984, and has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA.

 

 

 

 

 

 
220px-Beatles_She_Loves_YouOn September 16, 1963, “She Loves You” by the Beatles was released by Swan Records in the US. Although the song was currently at the top position in the UK, the now legendary pop song was ignored in the US, that is, until 1964 – when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.

 

 

 

 

220px-SurferGirlCoverOn September 16, 1963, the Beach Boys album ‘Surfer Girl’ was released. The LP reached #7 in the US during a chart stay of 56 weeks. The front cover of Surfer Girl features (from left to right) Dennis Wilson, David Marks, Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Brian Wilson holding a surfboard from the same 1962 photo shoot that produced the cover of their album debut ‘Surfin’ Safari.’

 

 

 

 

ShindiglogoOn September 16, 1964, the rock and roll show Shindig debuts on ABC-TV with the Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers and Bobby Sherman. Later shows were taped in Britain with the Beatles as the guests and many popular performers of the day played on the show including Lesley Gore, Bo Diddley, Sonny and Cher, the Beach Boys, James Brown, the Supremes and the Ronettes; to name a few.

 

 

 

 

Vynil_vinil_92837841On September 17, 1931, RCA-Victor demonstrated the first long-playing record or LP, (33 1/3 rpm recording) at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today’s dollars) and wasn’t revived until 1948.

 

 

 

 

doorsOn September 17, 1967, the Doors were banned from the Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” from their hit 60′s anthem “Light My Fire;” but he did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single “People Are Strange.”

 

 

 

220px-Roger_Daltrey_-left_and_Keith_Moon-right_1967On September 17, 1967, the Who appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townsend’s ears. Drummer Kieth Moon bribed a stage hand to put explosives in his drum kit, loading it with ten times the expected dose. The resulting detonation threw Moon off his drum riser while his arm was cut by flying cymbal shrapnel. Townshend’s hair was fried and his left ear left ringing, while a camera and studio monitor were destroyed by a blast.

 

 

 

220px-GnR--UseYourIllusion1On September 17, 1991, over 4 million copies of Guns N’ Roses album, ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II’ were simultaneously released for retail sale. The cover art of both ‘Use Your Illusion’ albums is a detail of Raphael’s painting The School of Athens. The highlighted figure, unlike many of those in the painting, has not been identified with any particular philosopher. Both covers are the work of Estonian-American artist Mark Kostabi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gitarrlegenden Jimi HendrixOn September 18, 1970, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 from an overdose of sleeping pills. Hendrix left the message “I need help bad man,” on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music,and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.”

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Lick_it_up_coverOn September 18, 1983, the album ‘Lick It Up’ was released by KISS. On the day of its release, the band members appeared on MTV without their trademark makeup. It was the first public appearance without makeup by Kiss since their very early days. The title track is a fan favorite Kiss song and a staple of the band’s live performances. This is also the first Kiss album officially featuring new lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

220px-SgconcertincentralparkOn September 19, 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded “The Concert in Central Park” live in New York’s Central Park for an HBO special. Among the songs performed were the classics “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson” and “The Boxer.”  The accompanying album was very successful peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

 

 

 

 

NoNukesAlbumOn September 19, 1979, the No Nukes concert was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Performers included Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen.

 

 

 

 

 

 
led-zep1On September 20, 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of the Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782. According to guitarist Jimmy Page, “The first album is a live album, it really is, and it’s done intentionally in that way. It’s got overdubs on it, but the original tracks are live.”

 

 

 
220px-DCalbumOn September 20, 1976, AC/DC released their third studio album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.’ All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

220px-All_Along_the_Watchtower_single_coverOn September 21, 1968, “All Along the Watchtower” was released by Jimi Hendrix. The single reached #5 in the British charts, and #20 on the Billboard chart, and Hendrix’s recording of the song appears at #47 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  The song also had the #5 spot on Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

 

 

 

 

220px-Radiohead_original_creep_coverOn September 21, 1992, Radiohead released “Creep” as their debut single, later appearing on their first album, ‘Pablo Honey’ (1993). During its initial release, “Creep” was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit.

 

This Week In Music History – July 21 – July 27

220px-Black_Sabbath_-_Master_of_RealityOn July 21, 1971, ‘Master of Reality” by Black Sabbath was released. The LP is credited as the foundation of doom, stoner and sludge metal and was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. It peaked at #5 on the UK Albums Chart and at #8 in the US.

 

 

 

 
ACDC_Back_in_BlackOn July 21, 1980, AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album ‘Back In Black,’ the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on February 19, 1980 at the age of 33. It was very successful around the world, and despite never reaching number one on the US Billboard 200, it received the 22x Multi-Platinum distinction. As of June 2011, the album has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

220px-GunsnRosesAppetiteforDestructionalbumcoverOn July 21 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their debut album on Geffen Records called ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ It featured the singles “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” and “Paradise City.” The album now has worldwide sales in excess of 28 million, 18 million of which are in the US, making it the best-selling debut album of all time there.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bluesbreakers_John_Mayall_with_Eric_ClaptonOn July 22, 1966, John Mayall and Eric Clapton released the album ‘Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton.’ The album is also known as Beano because of its cover photograph showing Clapton reading The Beano, a British children’s comic. The guitar that Eric Clapton used during these sessions was a sunburst 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard with two PAF Humbucking pickups. The album consists of blues standards by long-established artists such as Otis Rush, Freddie King and Robert Johnson, as well as a few originals penned by Mayall and Clapton. Most tracks serve as a showcase for the young Clapton’s playing.

 

 

 

MyAim_isTrueOn July 22, 1977, Stiff Records released ‘My Aim Is True’ the debut album from Elvis Costello in the UK (March 1978 in the US). The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles, but he was uncredited on the sleeve. The cover art features rows of tiny black and white checks (surrounding the photo of Costello) on which the phrase “Elvis Is King” was written. Costello’s pose on the cover would become an iconic look for him, with the Buddy Holly glasses and the knees bent inwards together. He struck a similar pose in the photo on the back of the original sleeve. In 2004, it was #37 of the top 100 albums of the 1970′s by Pitchfork which reported the album to be “held by many as the most impressive debut in pop music history.”

 

 

 

 

Every_Good_Boy_Deserves_FavourOn July 23, 1971, the Moody Blues released their seventh album, ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.’ The album reached #1 on the British album charts, in addition to a three week stay at #2 in the United States, and produced one top-40 single, “The Story in Your Eyes.” The track “Emily’s Song” was written by John Lodge for his newborn daughter.

 

 

 

 
coldiceOn July 23, 1977, Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” was released. It became one of the best known songs of the band in the US, peaking at #6 in the Billboard Hot 100. It was initially the B-side of some versions of the “Feels Like the First Time” 45 rpm single. It is featured in the video game Rock Band 3.

 

 

 

 
AmyWinehouseBerlin2007On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died. The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career. In 2012, Winehouse was listed at number 26 on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women in Music. The BBC has called her “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation.”

 

 

 

 

 

zzzzzzzzzOn July 24, 1964, the Zombies released the single “She’s Not There.” It reached #12 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1964, and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US at the beginning of December 1964. In Canada, it reached #2. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “She’s Not There” #297 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 

YlittlegamesOn July 24, 1967, the Yardbirds released ‘Little Games,’ their final album before disbanding. Jimmy Page used his guitar-bowing technique on the cuts “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor” and “Glimpses.” The song “White Summer” would later be performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts as a medley with “Black Mountain Side.” The album peaked at #80 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart.

 

 

 

LaBambaposter1987On July 24, 1987, the movie biography of Richie Valens called La Bamba opens in US theatres. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens and Esai Morales as Ritchie’s older brother Bob. The production had the full support of the Valenzuela family and Bob and Connie Valenzuela even came to the set to help the actors portray their characters correctly. The music was performed by Los Lobos. In its opening weekend, the film grossed a total of $5,698,884 and eventually grossed $52,678,820 in the US in 12 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last_Train_to_Clarksville_coverOn July 25 1966, at RCA Victor Studio B in Hollywood, the Monkees recorded “Last Train To Clarksville.” The song refers to Clarksville, Tennessee, which is in close proximity to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division which flew numerous missions over Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 on November 5, 1966.

 

 

 

 

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival_-_Cosmo's_FactoryOn July 25, 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their fifth studio album, ‘Cosmo’s Factory.’ When the album was released it became a world-wide hit, topping the album charts in six countries. Almost twenty years later, on December 13, 1990, it received a certification of 4 times platinum with sales of over four million units sold. In January 1970, the double A-sided single, “Travelin’ Band”/”Who’ll Stop the Rain,” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

 

 

 

Metallica_-_Kill_'Em_All_coverOn July 25, 1983, Metallica released the album ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ The band initially intended to title the album ‘Metal Up Your Ass’ with the cover featuring a toilet bowl with a hand clutching a dagger emerging from it. However, their record label Megaforce urged them to change this, and they agreed, switching to ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ This time the cover featured the shadow of a hand letting go of a bloodied hammer. Since its release, it has been certified 3× platinum by the RIAA, having sold over three million copies in the US.

 

 

 

 

 
Cooke_in_studioOn July 26, 1960, Sam Cooke released the single “Chain Gang.” The song was inspired after a chance meeting with an actual chain-gang of prisoners on a highway, seen while Sam was on tour. According to legend, Cooke and his brother Charles felt sorry for the men and gave them several cartons of cigarettes. The song reached #2 in the US pop and R&B charts, and #9 in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

ZZ_Top_-_Tres_HombresOn July 26, 1973, ZZ Top released their third album, ‘Tres Hombres.’ Contained the deep cuts “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers,” and “Waitin’ for the Bus;” as well as the single “La Grange” which peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200. The album marked the first of many times the band worked with engineer Terry Manning.

 

 

 

 

 
220px-Paul_McCartney_&_Wings-Band_on_the_Run_album_coverOn July 27, 1974, Wings started a seven-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with ‘Band On The Run,’ featuring the title-track, “Jet” and the US hit “Helen Wheels.” It became Wings’ most successful album and remains the most celebrated of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles albums. It was 1974′s top-selling studio album in the United Kingdom and Australia and sold over 6 million copies world-wide.

 

 

 
Queen_1984_012On July 27, 1986, Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easton Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.

 

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – July 14 – July 20

215px-Pink_floyd_the_wallOn July 14, 1982, the movie premier for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. The film is highly metaphorical and is rich in symbolic imagery and sound. It features very little dialogue and is mainly driven by the music of Pink Floyd.

 

 

 

 
220px-JudastouchofevilOn July 14, 2009, Judas Priest released ‘A Touch Of Evil: Live.’ The collection features 11 songs that have never appeared on any of the group’s previous concert discs, including songs from ‘08’s “Nostradamus.” “It’s a very fierce record and just captures the band’s attitude and feeling in a very strong, determined way,” said frontman Rob Halford.

 

 

 

 

 
22BAD7~1On July 15, 1972, Elton John started a five week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart with ‘Honky Chateau,’ his first US chart topper. Cuts included the space ballad “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time),” the jumpy “Honky Cat;” as well as the epic “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.” In 2003, the album was ranked #357 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

 

 
bandOn July 15, 1973, Grand Funk released their seventh studio album, ‘We’re an American Band.’ Two singles were released from the album. “We’re an American Band” was released on July 2, 1973 and the second, “Walk Like a Man” was released on October 29, 1973. Both singles were sung by drummer Don Brewer. The album cover was originally covered in gold-colored foil on the outside, and the initial run of pressings were pressed in clear, dark-yellow vinyl.

 

 

 
MI0003191332On July 15, 2001, police ended an Insane Clown Posse show in Toledo, Ohio after over 100 fans went on the stage. Most of the bands equipment is destroyed in the melee. not sure if any clowns were hurt….

 

 

 

 

 

 
beach_Boys_-_Be_True_To_Your_SchoolOn July 16, 1963, the Beach Boys recorded “In My Room.” All five of the group members played and/or sang on the track, supplemented by David Marks on guitar, Maureen Love on harp, and Hal Blaine on percussion. “In My Room” remained on the Billboard Top 100 for 11 weeks, peaking at #23. In 1990, Brian wrote, “I also enjoyed producing ‘In My Room’. There is a story behind this song. When Dennis, Carl and I lived in Hawthorne as kids, we all slept in the same room. One night I sang the song ‘Ivory Tower’ to them and they liked it. Then a couple of weeks later, I proceeded to teach them both how to sing the harmony parts to it. It took them a little while, but they finally learned it. We then sang this song night after night. It brought peace to us. When we recorded ‘In My Room’, there was just Dennis, Carl and me on the first verse…and we sounded just like we did in our bedroom all those nights. This story has more meaning than ever since Dennis’ death.”

 

 
230px-Cream_Clapton_Bruce_Baker_1960sOn July 16, 1966, Eric Clapton formed a new band he called Cream, along with two former members of the Graham Bond Organization, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. The trio lasted just two years, but left us with some classic Rock tunes like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room”. To this day, Clapton says he does not look back on those days with great fondness, but many fans feel that he was at his best at this point. They reunited for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993, and in 2005 played the Royal Albert Hall in London and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

 

 
The_Three_TenorsOn July 16,1994, the Three Tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras – reunited to perform in front of 56,000 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on the eve of the World Cup soccer final. The televised concert drew an estimated 1.3 billion viewers.

 

 

 

 

 

215px-Beatles_Yellow_Submarine_move_posterOn July 17, 1968, the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” film premiered in London. The original story was written by Lee Minoff, based on the song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and the screenplay penned by four collaborators including Erich Segal. The film received a widely positive reception from critics and audiences alike. It is also credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Axl_rose_in_israelOn July 17, 1993, Guns N’ Roses played the last date on their Use Your Illusion Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the final show with the original members. It was not only the band’s longest tour, but one of the longest concert tours in rock history, consisting of 194 shows in 31 countries. It was also a source of much infamy for the band, due to riots, late starts, cancellations and outspoken rantings by Axl Rose.

 

 

 

 

 
220px-5DCoverOn July 18, 1966, ‘Fifth Dimension’ by the Byrds was released. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard Top LPs chart, during a chart stay of 28 weeks, and reached #27 in the UK. Two singles, “Eight Miles High” and “5D (Fifth Dimension)” were included on the album, with the former just missing the Top 10 of the Billboard singles chart. Additionally, a third single taken from the album, “Mr. Spaceman,” reached the US Top 40. The LP is widely regarded as the band’s most experimental album to date and is considered influential in originating the musical genre of psychedelic.

 

 

 

AnthemOfTheSunOn July 18, 1968, the Grateful Dead released their second studio album, ‘Anthem of the Sun.’ It is the first album to feature second drummer Mickey Hart, who joined the band in September 1967. In 2003, the album was ranked #287 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

 

 

 

Kiss-KasketOn July 18, 2001, the Kiss Kasket, an actual coffin featuring the faces of the four founding members of the band, went on sale. Also included were the Kiss logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” Endorsing the item, Gene Simmons quipped, “I love livin’, but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good.” Guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel) was buried in a Kiss Kasket.

 

 

 

 

Beatles_help2On July 19, 1965, the Beatles released the single “Help!” b/w “I’m Down” in North America (July 23rd in the UK). The song hit #1 for three weeks in both the US and the UK. “Help!” was written primarily by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon–McCartney. During an interview with Playboy in 1984, Paul McCartney stated that the title was “out of desperation.” In 2004, it was ranked #29 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 
lennongetty200On July 19, 1968, at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles began recording “Sexy Sadie,” a John Lennon composition about his disillusionment with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Lennon originally wanted to title the song “Maharishi,” but changed the title to “Sexy Sadie” at George Harrison’s urging. The track was completed on August 21, 1968. Lennon once said of the song: “That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, ‘Sexy Sadie,’ instead of (sings) ‘Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool…’ I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I’d like them to be.” He told Rolling Stone that when the Maharishi asked why he was leaving, he replied, “Well, if you’re so cosmic, you’ll know why.”

 

 

 

 

likeaRollingStoneOn July 20, 1965, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was released by Columbia records. It turns out to be his biggest hit ever, climbing to #2 in the US and #4 in the UK. Its confrontational lyrics originate in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned from a grueling tour of England, exhausted. After the lyrics were heavily edited, “Like a Rolling Stone” was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album ‘Highway 61 Revisited.’ More than 40 years since its release, it remains highly regarded, as measured by polls of reviewers and fellow songwriters. Rolling Stone picked “Like a Rolling Stone” as the #2 single of the past 25 years in 1989, and then in 2004 placed the song at #1 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

 

 

10363134_649013441850107_4235627723283340296_nOn July 20, 1968, Iron Butterfly’s classic album, ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ entered Billboard’s Hot 200 chart at #117. It was the band’s second LP and contained the 17 minute title track that filled the entire second side of the disc. A shortened, single version of the song only made it to #30, but the album climbed to #4 and went on to sell over four million copies in the US alone. A remastered edition was released by Rhino Records in 1995 that contains the single version as well as a live version of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”

 

 

 

220px-CandleboxdebutOn July 20, 1993, Candlebox released their self-titled debut. It contains their best known hit, “Far Behind” as well as the hit singles “Change,” “You” and “Cover Me.” The album has since been certified 4× platinum in the United States.

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending July 11, 2014

Black-Sabbath-Ozzy-and-Tony-1Black Sabbath Play Final Scheduled 2014 Show as Tony Iommi Vows Band Will Tour Again

 

 

 

 

 
split_2965189bTen most valuable albums of all time – Some old records fetch £10,000, others – such as a Blur LP worth £70 – are fast risers

 

 

 

 

 

jameshetfieldrehearsalglaston_638METALLICA: Official Video Footage Of GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Concert

 

 

 

 

 

beatles225 Things You Didn’t Know About the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

 

 

 

 

 

mastodon-benkaye-bonnaroo2014-28Mastodon announce new U.S. tour dates

 

 

 

 

 

slipknot600-1404746793Knotfest 2014: Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch to Perform – The three-day festival is also promising carnival attractions and “pillars of fire”

 

 

 

 

 

mickjoneslougramm2013_638Ex-FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Says He Will Get Together With MICK JONES In September To Work On New Music

 

 

 

 

 

LON002_RTRIDSP_3_BRITAIN-1024x682Pink Floyd is releasing its first new album in 20 years

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_5650abAnthrax To Record Drums on ‘Game of Thrones’ Set, Hope Lady Gaga Covers One of Their Songs

 

 

 

 

 

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Crosby, Stills & Nash Perform Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” on “Fallon” With Jimmy Fallon as “Neil Young”

 

 

 

 

 
vanmorrison_belfast_1979Music Vault Releases Treasure Trove of Archived Concert Footage to YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

381_10151617512399020_412433553_nWatch a documentary on the 25-year history of Merge Records

 

 

 

 

 

brianjohnsonsolocars2014_638AC/DC Completes Work On New Album, Considers ‘Man Down’ As Possible Title

 

 

 

 

 
steven-tyler-joe-perry-650-430Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Talks Touring With Slash, Next Album

 

 

 

 

 
Rjudas4ob Halford Talks Judas Priest’s Return with ‘Redeemer of Souls’

 

 

 

 

 
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beck-600-1404911948Beck to Release ‘Song Reader’ LP Featuring Jack White, Fun. and More – Album also features Jack Black, David Johansen, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Country Music Hall Of Fame Medallion CeremonyGarth Brooks to Go Digital, Announces New Record Deal

 

 

 

 

 
wenn5972574_600Aerosmith earned more from Guitar Hero sales than from any album

 

 

 

 

 
20140710-gnr-x600-1405028868Guns N’ Roses’ Next Record Is ‘Close to Being Done,’ Dizzy Reed Says

 

 

 

 

 
1705472471Foreigner Talk About the Challenges of the Music Industry’s Digital Revolution