Music News

David Coverdale says tracks on Whitesnake’s ‘The Blues Album’ compilation have a “consistent sonic identity”

RhinoThis past week, Whitesnake released a new compilation called The Blues Album, the third and final installment of the band’s “Red, White and Blues” trilogy of themed retrospective albums. The 14-track collection features remixed and remastered versions of blues-rock-flavored songs from Whitesnake’s back catalog spanning from 1984 through 2011, as well as one tune from frontman David Coverdale‘s 2000 solo …

Read More »

Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood participating in virtual Q&A session at SXSW Online 2021 fest

Credit: Ross HalfinFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is among the artists and celebrities that will be featured speakers at the virtual 2021 edition of the annual South by Southwest Festival, dubbed SXSW Online 2021, which is scheduled for March 16-20. Fleetwood will take part in an event called “Going Viral: In Your Dreams,” during which he will discuss such topics …

Read More »

Joan Jett stars in new campaign promoting Can-Am three-wheeled motorcycles

Courtesy of Can-Am On-RoadJoan Jett is featured in a new ad campaign for Can-Am On-Road three-wheeled motorcycles alongside visionary hip-hop artist SAINt JHN. The initiative, dubbed “Outliers,” seeks to bring attention to the need for diversity representation with regard to the on-road riding community, addressing preconceived ideas about what open-road riders should look and act like. The campaign marks Jett’s first …

Read More »

Paul McCartney to publish ‘The Lyrics’ book in November, profiling over 150 of his songs

Liveright/W.W. NortonPaul McCartney has never written an autobiography, but the former Beatles legend has shared much of his life story through his songs. With that in mind, McCartney has unveiled plans to release a book called The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, which offers a self-portrait while profiling 154 songs he’s written throughout his long career. The book, which will …

Read More »

Springsteen receives small fine after pleading guilty to misdemeanor following his November arrest

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC ImagesDuring a virtual arraignment hearing today before a New Jersey judge, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of consuming alcohol in a closed area.  The plea came in the wake of his arrest this past November at a park in his home state. The rock legend was fined $500 for the incident, and also had to …

Read More »

Sir Paul McCartney shocks 33 Princeton University students when he crashes their songwriting class

© Mary McCartneySir Paul McCartney gave roughly three dozen Princeton University students the shock of their lives when he crashed their songwriting class. The Daily Princeton reports that the former Beatles star joined a songwriting workshop, of which 33 students attended.  Students Liam Seeley and Remy Reya, both of whom were part of the workshop, explained how it happened, saying that their professor, Paul Muldoon, announced …

Read More »

Writer on the storm: Book featuring the collected works of The Doors’ Jim Morrison due out in June

Courtesy of HarperCollinsThis June 8, about a month before the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison‘s death, an expansive book of the Doors frontman’s writings is scheduled to be published. According to Rolling Stone, the nearly 600-page tome, titled The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics, was compiled with his estate’s cooperation, and features most of the …

Read More »

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. release “Silly Love Songs” cover from upcoming Lennon-McCartney tribute album

EE1/BMGFormer 5th Dimension members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will release their first new studio album in more than a decade this spring, a tribute to the music of The Beatles‘ John Lennon and Paul McCartney called Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons. The married couple, who celebrated their 51st anniversary this year, released an advance single from the album earlier this …

Read More »

Watch Rick Astley make a cameo appearance as coaches sing his song in new ‘The Voice’ promo

NBCUniversalForget about Rick-rolling — get ready to experience Blake, Kelly, John & Nick-rolling. In a promo for the new season of The Voice, coach Blake Shelton is looking at Polaroid pictures of the last time Nick Jonas was a judge on the show.  That sends him into a hallucination in which he and fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, …

Read More »

Dude, looks like a delay: Aerosmith postpones this year’s planned European tour to 2022

Credit: Zack WhitfordAerosmith has joined many other major music stars whose 2021 tour plans have been pushed back for another year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The band’s European tour, which already had been postponed from 2020 to this year, now is scheduled to kick off in June 2022…”[d]ue to current conditions and for the safety of our fans.” …

Read More »