This afternoon (May 29), Bob Dylan was given the highest honor an American civilian can receive when President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The ceremony took place in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Private and public services for Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who died on May 20, are currently in the planning stages. The Guardian is reporting that Gibb will be buried next month following a private service near his home in Thame, Oxfordshire. The private service will include music by Roy Orbison — Gibb’s favorite singer — and the Bee Gees. Robin’s favorite hymns, Jerusalem and I Vow to Thee My Country, will also be featured.
Simon and Garfunkel will not record again, according to Paul Simon. Speaking to Rebecca Jones of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today‘ program, Simon said that a problem with Art Garfunkel’s vocal chords has affected his ability to sing in the middle of his range.
Few bands have owed a greater debt to the Rolling Stones than Aerosmith. From the bluesy, riff-based rock to the dynamic between Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, they were originally seen by some as little more than Stones rip-offs. But on last week’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Mick Jagger turned the tables by doing an impression of Tyler.
The death of Robin Gibb today (May 20) due to cancer is but the latest in a series of deaths to hit the rock community in the past few months. Gibb’s passing has caused music lovers from around the world to log on to Twitter and share their grief.
Chad Smith rejoined Chickenfoot tonight (May 16) at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre, appearing with them in concert for the first time on the tour in support of their latest album, ‘Chickenfoot III.’ While Smith is an official member of Chickenfoot, Kenny Aronoff has been handling drums throughout this tour due to Smith’s involvement with the Red Hot Chili Peppers current road trek.
It’s every young musician’s dream to have a gold or platinum album hanging on their walls. For most people, it requires years of hard work and dedication, but for one lucky collector, it only takes $1,300. That’s the going rate for an RIAA-certified triple platinum award that recently sold on eBay.
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