Music News - Oldies


david-bowie-060816.jpg A new biography of legendary rocker David Bowie is due out soon and the book is reportedly filled with some disquieting facts about the singer's personal life. The book, authored by journalist Dylan Jones, details Bowie's struggles with drug and sex addictions. The book will be titled David Bowie: A Life.

kissband-061416.jpg Despite failing to obtain a trademark for the 'devil horns' hand gesture, Gene Simmons says that he has no regrets about trying. Simmons withdrew his application for the trademark in June.

beatles69-063016.jpg The original score for the Beatles classic track "Eleanor Rigby" is set to be auctioned off. The rare item is expected to bring in over $25,000 when it is sold.

imge1-081216.jpg Rick Astley joined the Foo Fighters for a grunge style version of his classic hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" at Tokyo's Summer Sonic festival over the weekend. The Foos kicked things off by playing what sounded like the intro to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" before Astley joined them on stage.

TheWho-070916.jpg Who legend Roger Daltrey is set to appear in an episode in the third season of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar. The new season is already in production and scheduled to air in early 2018. It is slated to include 12 new episodes. Along with Daltrey, the new season is scheduled to include Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir.

aerosmith-062916.jpg Despite an extensive summer tour that was dubbed their "farewell tour," Aerosmith is hard at work in the studio on a new song. The revelation was made by guitarist Brad Whitford in a recent interview with Billboard.

ArethaFranklin-110909.jpg Aretha Franklin has revealed plans to open a nightclub in downtown Detroit according to The Detroit Free Press. The venue would be named Aretha's.

lionelrichie-070116.jpg Lionel Richie has confirmed plans for a new residency in Las Vegas. The run will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and will include 14 shows starting in late November. He opened up about the new residency explaining that there's truly no place like Vegas.

kansas-062316.jpg Kansas has announced plans for a new live album, Leftoverture Live & Beyond, their first live album since 2009. Leftoverture Live & Beyond, which was produced by Jeff Glixman, features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas's spring 2017 "Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour".

ElvisPresley-101909.jpg A new exhibition on Elvis Presley is set to open in London later this year. The exhibition will be called Elvis on Tour: The Exhibition, and will open at London's O2 venue. It will take a look at The King's extensive life on the road.

TheWho-070916.jpg The Who have confirmed plans to release a live album of their recent reboot of the classic musical Tommy. The rock legends offered a rare complete run through of the rock opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London last spring. The live album will be titled Tommy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall and is set for release on October 13.

YvonneElliman-Alexander-081817.jpg Grammy winner Yvonne Elliman-Alexander and her husband were arrested in Guam and charged with illegal drug possession. Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency dogs sniffed out methamphetamine and marijuana as the two arrived on the island for a benefit concert at a school, The Pacific Daily News reported.

johnycash-081716.jpg Johnny Cash's family has released a statement blasting the recent violence and terror attack incited by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The family was compelled to comment after a video was released in which one of the self-proclaimed neo-Nazis is seen wearing a Johnny Cash t-shirt.

imge2-101016.jpg Foreigner founding guitarist Mick Jones says that a reunion of the original band members is something that has crossed his mind. "Oh, it's definitely crossed my mind," Jones tells Billboard. "I think it's something the fans would love. It'd be interesting, the contrast of the two styles of the two bands. I think it would be appealing."

ringo-starr-061016.jpg Ringo Starr has released "So Wrong For So Long," a new track that is taken off of his upcoming new album Give More Love. The song was co-written with Dave Stewart. Starr says "So Wrong For So Long" was the first song written for the album when he and Stewart had planned to make it a country LP. "Dave Stewart and I were going to go down to Nashville . . ."

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