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Credit: Rob ShanahanThis year's Progressive Music Awards will pay tribute to late Yes bassist Chris Squire by renaming one of its most prestigious honors after him.  The Team Rock website reports that the event's Virtuoso Award, which salutes the finest instrumentalists, has now been rechristened the Chris Squire Virtuoso Award.Two members of Yes' current lineup, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes, have both expressed their approval of the award being renamed after Squire,
09/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Eagle Rock EntertainmentIn early April of this year, Lynyrd Skynyrd played a pair of special hometown concerts in Jacksonville, Florida, at which the band gave full performances of their first two albums -- 1973's Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin'nérd and 1974's Second Helping.  The shows were recorded for a new live video that will be released October 23 in multiple formats.Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd & Second Helping -- Live from Jacksonville at the Flor
09/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Atlantic RecordsNew details have unveiled about Phil Collins' recently announced solo album reissue campaign, which will launch with the November 6 release of remastered and expanded versions of the famed Genesis singer/drummer's 1981 debut, Face Value, and his popular 1993 record, Both Sides.The concept behind the initiative, which has been dubbed the "Take a Look at Me Now" campaign, is that each deluxe release will feature bonus live versions of some of the original tracks to show how th
09/02/2015 03:00:00pm
Eleanor Stills; Kim MillerGraham Nash, Steve Miller and Late Show with David Letterman band leader Paul Shaffer will be honored with special awards at the 2015 edition of the annual Little Kids Rock Benefit gala, which will be held on October 20 at the Manhattan Center in New York City.Nash will be presented with the Humanitarian Award, Miller will receive the Rocker of the Year honor and Shaffer will be saluted with the Big Man of the Year prize.  The Big Man of the Year award initial
09/02/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr will take part in a live interview event in Los Angeles later this month to celebrate the wide release of his 2013 memoir/coffee-table book Photograph.  "Ringo Starr: In Conversation" will be held on September 25 at the historic El Rey Theater, and will feature the former Beatles drummer sharing memories from throughout his eventful life.During the event, Starr will be showing a variety of rare candid photos from his personal archives that are featured in
09/02/2015 06:00:00am
ABC/Adam TaylorRecent reports by multiple media outlets claimed that U2 frontman Bono had surpassed Paul McCartney as the richest rock star on the planet, but Forbes begs to differ.  While the earlier reports deduced that because Bono supposedly owned a 2.3-percent share of Facebook that now is worth more than $1.4 billion, he'd have to be wealthier than the former Beatle, but Forbes maintains that the calculations done by the original source of those reports was faulty.Forbes explains th
09/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Capitol RecordsRod Stewart fans can get a taste of the lauded singer's upcoming studio album, Another Country, by checking out the exclusive premiere of the official video for his new song "Please" at Yahoo.com.  The clip shows Stewart looking suave in a pink jacket and tie and black shirt and pants, as he performs the tune with a backing group in what appears to be a large warehouse."Please" is a soulful mid-tempo rock song, with blue-tinged guitar solos, a pulsing drum beat and Rod's
09/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Mindless Records/UMeKeith Richards has premiered a third new solo song online as part of his recently launched campaign promoting his upcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, which hits stores September 18.  The new tune, called "Robbed Blind," began streaming at CrosseyedHeart.com after a temporary blue commemorative plaque was unveiled at The Ealing Club, located in the London suburb of Ealing, where the Rolling Stones guitarist played his first gig.The location of the heritage marker was re
09/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Jimmy King; Ross HalfinDavid Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and Cyndi Lauper are among the stars who are contributing songs to the upcoming stage musical based on the Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants.According to a press release posted on the Broadway in Chicago website, The SpongeBob Musical will premiere on June 7, 2016, at Chicago's Oriental Theatre and will feature original tunes by Tyler and Perry, Lauper, They Might Be Giants, modern rockers The Flaming Lips, R&
09/01/2015 11:00:00am
Autumn de Wilde/UMe; Elde StewartNew exhibits focusing on two acclaimed artists who emerged during the 1960s, Motown legend Smokey Robinson and folk-rock great Graham Nash, will open this fall at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Cleveland.com reports.The debut of Robinson's exhibit will coincide with Rock Hall's 2015 Music Masters series celebration honoring the soulful singer/songwriter, which runs from November 2 to November 7.  The display will feature video inter
09/01/2015 06:00:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentAerosmith latest concert video, Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, will be released on Friday, September 4, but fans can get a preview of the high-def flick by heading over to RollingStone.com.  The website has posted an exclusive clip of the Boston bad boys delivering a high-octane performance of their classic tune "Walk This Way."Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 documents a headlining concert by the band from June of last year at the famed U.K. hard-rock extravagan
08/30/2015 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsFrom the folks who bring us the NOW That's What I Call Music! series comes a new compilation featuring a variety of spooky-themed tunes that will arrive just in time for everyone's favorite scary fall holiday.  NOW That's What I Call Halloween!, which hits stores on Friday, September 11, is an 18-track collection that offers a mix of horrifying hits and macabre movie themes by a variety of pop and rock artists.Among the tunes featured on the album are Donova
08/29/2015 06:00:00am
UMeA new full-length preview clip from Hollywood Vampires, the all-star tribute album organized by Alice Cooper and big-screen superstar Johnny Depp, has debuted online.  The collective's rendition of The Who's "My Generation" can be heard in its entirety now at the Hollywood Vampires VEVO channel.The song is a hard-rocking, relatively faithful version of the classic 1966 tune that features Alice on lead vocals, Johnny and Cooper band mate Tommy Henriksen on guitars, frequent Depp collabo
08/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Steven SebringPatti Smith gave a special intimate performance on Wednesday night at New York City's Electric Lady Studios to mark the 45th anniversary of the day that Jimi Hendrix opened the famed recording facility.  Smith, who actually was at the studio that day in 1970, performed her 1975 debut album Horses in its entirety.The show was the inaugural installment of the "Live at Electric Lady" concert series, and was recorded for an upcoming high-quality vinyl release that wil
08/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Dr. James ThomasElton John's outrageous outfits have become legendary, and now one of them has inspired the name of a newly discovered species of crustacean, according to Phys.org.While exploring the remote coral reefs of Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Dr. James Thomas from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography in Florida and his colleagues from Naturalis Natural History museum in the Netherlands discovered the tiny crustacean, which lives inside another reef dweller.Tho
08/27/2015 03:00:00pm