When Duran Duran was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, their original guitarist, Andy Taylor, wasn’t able to attend, revealing he was battling prostate cancer. But it sounds like his attendance was always a bit up in the air. “To be honest, I... Read More.
The Beach Boys are the latest artists getting a special salute by the Recording Academy, and now we know who's on board to celebrate them. A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys is set to happen February 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with a lineup of performers... Read More.
Elton John’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin is ready to tell his story. The songwriter just announced he’s releasing his memoir, Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton & Me, on September 12. “I loved writing, I loved chronicling life and every moment I was cogent, sober, or blitzed," Bernie shared. "I was forever feeding... Read More.
Rick Wakeman has booked some U.S. shows for this spring. The Yes keyboardist just announced dates for his latest tour, An Evening with Rick Wakeman: His Music and Stories. The trek promises that Wakeman will be performing songs spanning his more than 50-year career, including tracks from Yes and his... Read More.
The death of David Crosby last week has sparked renewed interest in his work, including his first-ever live album, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band Live at the Capitol Theatre, which was released in December. The vinyl release has now sold out, with BMG announcing that it is working... Read More.
An award-winning documentary about the legendary rock band The Doors is set to get its network television premiere next week. When You’re Strange, narrated by actor Johnny Depp, will debut on AXS TV February 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The film, originally released in 2009, delves into the history... Read More.
A new book about Asia co-founder, singer and bassist John Wetton is in the works. John Wetton: An Extraordinary Life is being put together by his family and management, with input from over 70 people who were close to or worked with him. The book will follow Wetton, who died in 2017,... Read More.
Neil Diamond turned 82 on Tuesday and got quite the birthday surprise, courtesy of the cast of the Broadway musical A Beautiful Noise - The Neil Diamond Musical. Tony Award nominee Will Swenson called the iconic singer via FaceTime, then led the cast and audience in a rousing rendition of “Happy... Read More.
Guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham, a founding member of The Yardbirds, passed away Monday after a battle with dementia. He was 75. Topham, who adopted the name Sanderson Rasjid after joining the Subud spiritual movement, was the first guitarist for The Yardbirds, which he formed with his childhood friend Chris Dreja, singer Keith... Read More.