Music News - Oldies


arethafranklin-081318.jpg Over 30 dresses and accessories worn by late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin were auctioned off over the weekend. Julien's Auctions in New York City held a two-day "Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll" auction at the Hard Rock Café on November 9 and 10.

neilyoung-110917.jpg Canadian rock legend Neil Young has blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for his comments over the California wildfires.

elvispresley-101909.jpg The U.S. Government will honor Elvis Presley with a Presidential Medal of Freedom later this week. On Friday, President Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 7 distinguished individuals including the late musician.

joeperry-111617.jpg Joe Perry is reportedly "alert and responsive" after collapsing backstage after performing at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. The news was confirmed by Perry's reps, who issued the following statement

bonjovi-062816.jpg Bon Jovi have added an additional date in Dublin, Ireland to their "This House Is Not For Sale" tour. The rock legends were set to perform in Dublin on June 15. The band will now play at the RDS Stadium on June 15 and 16, prior to stadium shows in Liverpool, London and Coventry.

aerosmith-062916.jpg Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton has inked a publishing deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing, which gives the firm access to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee's biggest hits including "Sweet Emotion" and "Janie's Got A Gun."

billyjoel-102417.jpg Billy Joel is set to perform at Madison Square Garden on Valentine's Day in February 2019. It will be Joel's 61st consecutive monthly concert at the arena and his 107th all-time performance at the venue.

jacksonbrowne-010318.jpg An all-star concert will be held at the Fox Theater in Oakland on January 12 to mark the 40th anniversary of the SEVA Foundation. The concert, titled "Sing Out For Seva," will feature Jackson Browne, Mickey Hart, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and the duo of Pura Fe and Cary Marin.

vanmorrison-070116.jpg Michael Dorf will honor music legend Van Morrison at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2019. Each year, Dorf assembles a lineup of musicians to honor a musical legend or band at Carnegie Hall. Dorf has announced The Music Of Van Morrison will be held on March 21, 2019.

rush-031110.jpg Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has started working on a new project along with drummer Marco Minnemann. Drummer Minnemann announced the news on Facebook along with artwork of the pair. "Working on a new collaborative release together with Rush's Alex Lifeson. Watch this space for more details to follow soon," Minnemann wrote on the post.

eltonjohn-061616.jpg Legendary musician Elton John has announced the UK and Ireland dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Sir Elton will kick off his 15-date trek with two performances at London's O2 Arena on November 6 and 7, 2020 and wrap it up at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 7, 2020.

hughmcdowell-110918.jpg ELO and Wizzard cellist Hugh McDowell has died from cancer at the age of 65. The news was confirmed by his former colleagues.

bandlynyrdskynyrd-012518.jpg Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced European tour dates for their Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour, with support acts from Status Quo and Blackberry Smoke.

johnmellencamp-071218.jpg John Mellencamp is now engaged to actress Meg Ryan. Ryan announced the happy news on her Instagram with a cartoon drawing of the couple holding hands. She captioned the image: "ENGAGED!"

neilyoung-110917.jpg Neil Young has repeated his call for President Donald Trump to stop playing his 1989 classic "Rockin' In The Free World" at campaign events.

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