Bob Dylan Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
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.
Poster of Beatles Last Concert Sells For $6,999 on eBay
A framed original poster for the Beatles’ last-ever concert at San Francisco’s Candelstick Park recently sold for an astonishing $6,999 on eBay.
Robin Gibb Memorial Services Being Planned
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 —…
The Who’s Fillmore East ‘Tommy’ Poster Sells For $401 on eBay
A poster advertising the Who‘s October 1969 week-long residency at the Fillmore East recently sold for $401 on eBay.
Paul Simon Says He Won’t Record With Art Garfunkel Again
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.
2012: The Year We Lost Robin Gibb, Levon Helm, Ronnie Montrose and More Than 18 Other Musi…
We’re not even halfway through the year, and already we’ve seen far too many talented and beloved rock musicians pass away so far in 2012.
Mick Jagger Imitates Steven Tyler on ‘SNL’
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…
Robin Gibb Dies: Fans React on Twitter
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.
Mick Jagger Reveals Jeff Beck Will Join Him on ‘SNL’
NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ is pulling out at all the stops for the finale of its 37th season. First it was announced that Mick Jagger would be both the host and musical guest. Then they said that Jagger would be backed by Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire. Now they&…
Chad Smith Reunites With Chickenfoot for Boston Show Encore
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 b…
Rolling Stones Triple Platinum Award Sells for $1,300 on eBay
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 tr…
Tom Cruise Talks About Singing Def Leppard for ‘Rock of Ages’
Earlier today (May 15), we gave you our review of Tom Cruise’s version of Def Leppard‘s ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ from the upcoming movie ‘Rock of Ages.’ We may not have thought it was that great, but we believe in fairness, so we&Close…