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Mark Seliger/Courtesy of Rolling StoneThis week, Ringo Starr will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone by himself for the first time since 1981.  Among the topics the former Beatles drummer chatted with the magazine about are his sobriety, and why the Fab Four never reunited prior to John Lennon's death in 1980.On the latter subject, the 74-year-old rock legend says he believes a reunion might have happened if he and his ex-band mates had been better at communicating with each other
03/26/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Brian LoweEveryone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there's one thing the band's shows won't feature -- backing tracks to augment the music.  In a new interview with Australia's, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only rock acts who don't use pre-taped recordings to help fill out their live sound."There's nobody with a synthesizer on our stag
03/26/2015 05:06:00pm
Image Courtesy of Jefferson StarshipSome disconcerting news has emerged about founding Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner.  A message on the band's official Facebook page reports that the 74-year-old musician has been hospitalized and is "undergoing tests to find out exactly what's going on," adding that doctors suspect he suffered a heart attack.The message says Kantner is in stable condition and is "in the best possible care."   The band adds that "we are sendi
03/26/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr fans wanting to get a little preview of what the ex-Beatles drummer's upcoming solo album, Postcards from Paradise, sounds like can head over to now.  The website is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "Confirmation," one of the new record's 11 tracks.The tune is a funky, soulful and upbeat love song that features Starr accompanied by female backing singers and a bright horn section.  Ringo tells Billboard that he began working on th
03/26/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsA special episode of the long-running PBS performance series Soundstage celebrating Brian Wilson's latest solo album, No Pier Pressure, will premiere shortly after the record's April 7 release.The program, which according to Wilson's official Facebook page will begin airing on April 9, will features performances from a concert held his past December at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.  At the show, the Beach Boys mastermind was joined by many of the arti
03/26/2015 06:00:00am
Metropolitan PresentsThe city of Las Vegas has come up with the perfect gift for the woman who has everything. The city has declared this Thursday, March 26, Diana Ross Day. It's the former Supremes singer's 71st birthday, but the declaration, which the city announced on Twitter, also celebrates Diana's upcoming mini-residency at The Venetian.The nine-show engagement, dubbed The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade, runs from April 1 through April 18.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !functio
03/25/2015 08:08:00pm
Credit: Dean StockingsAfter canceling his tour with Culture Club last year due to vocal issues, Boy George has announced dates for a new North American summer trek with the band.The iconic '80s group will visit 12 states plus a couple of venues in Canada, playing some of their greatest hits as well as songs from their upcoming album, Tribes.  The tour will kick off July 20 in Denver and is mapped out through an August 16 show in Orlando, Florida.  No announcement yet about when tick
03/25/2015 07:00:00pm
429 RecordsBoz Scaggs' upcoming studio album, A Fool to Care, will be released next Tuesday, March 31, but the soulful singer is treating fans to a full preview of the record online now.  The entire standard version of the album is streaming through Monday, March 30, at Fool to Care was recorded over four days at Nashville's Blackbird Studio, and includes guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt and lauded alt-country artist Lucinda Williams.  Raitt lends her slide-guitar and vo
03/25/2015 03:00:00pm
Elektra/Rhino; ATCO; Philles/Sony LegacyClassic recordings by The Doors, Ben E. King, The Righteous Brothers, Sly and the Family Stone and Joan Baez are among the latest additions to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.The Doors' 1967 self-titled debut album, King's 1961 hit "Stand by Me" and The Righteous Brothers' 1964  classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," are among the 25 recordings chosen for the Registry this year, as are Baez's self-titled 1960 debut effo
03/25/2015 12:21:00pm
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney has been tapped to be a headliner at one of the United States' biggest summer festivals, Lollapalooza.  The former Beatles star will be making his first-ever appearance at the long-running music extravaganza, which will take place at Chicago's Grant Park July 31 through August 2.The Lollapalooza 2015 lineup also includes Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Alabama Shakes and more than 100 other acts.Lollapalooza founder Perry Farr
03/25/2015 12:00:00pm
Scott Uchida/MSO PRWorld on Fire, Slash's latest album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is the subject of newest edition of Real to Reel,  a documentary series created by guitar string and accessory manufacturer Ernie Ball.  The hour-long episode gives fans an in-depth look into the recording process of World on Fire.  You can watch the entire documentary now at"Recording an album is a uniquely inspiring experience, and this one was particularly exc
03/25/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Kristin Burns In recognition of her ongoing support of U.S. troops over the years, Stevie Nicks was honored Tuesday night with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 33rd Annual Awards Dinner.  Not only does the Fleetwood Mac singer hold the record for the most hours spent over a five-year period visiting wounded soldiers, but she also has given those soldiers hundreds of iPods filled with music to help speed their recovery."I thin
03/25/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of MotownA series of special archival releases from Marvin Gaye will be made available in the coming weeks in celebration of the late Motown legend's legacy.  The release campaign includes a seven-LP vinyl box set gathering together the lauded singer's first seven studio album, a Blu-ray Audio version of Gaye's hit 1973 album Let's Get It On and a limited-edition double A-sided vinyl single featuring a couple of Marvin's classic recordings.The box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-196
03/25/2015 06:00:00am
Keenan Neighbors/Universal MusicIf your beloved Thin Lizzy vinyl albums are too warped and scratched to enjoy anymore, take heart: this week, you'll be treated to newly-remastered, high-quality vinyl versions of the beloved Irish rock band's first eight studio albums.  The discs, which will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, will be released this Friday in conjunction with Universal Music's ongoing Back to Black reissue campaign.The LPs, which will come in sleeves replicating the original a
03/25/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Django CrosbyDavid Crosby struck a jogger with his car Sunday evening in Santa Barbara County, California.Crosby was driving westbound in Santa Ynez when his black 2015 Tesla struck the 46-year-old jogger, Jose Jimenez, who was on the right side of the road, according to a California Highway Patrol report obtained by ABC News. He was driving at the speed limit of 55 miles per hour at the time.Jimenez was airlifted to a local hospital with multiple fractures, abrasions and lacerations
03/23/2015 07:43:00pm