classic rock

R.E.M., Journey, Pharrell, Vince Gill Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

The artists who penned some of the most beloved and influential songs in music history are taking their turn in the spotlight. R.E.M. , Journey , Pharrell and Vince Gill are among the two dozen 2020 nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. There are two categories of nominees: those who are being...
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Bon Jovi Releases New Single in Tribute to Vets and Their Service Dogs

Bon Jovi has shared their poignant new single “Unbroken,” which was written for the forthcoming documentary “To Be of Service.” The film is about veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder with the help of service dogs, and all proceeds from downloads of the song will go to the Patriotic...
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Bruce Springsteen Surprises 'Western Stars' Theatergoers in New Jersey

Who better to set the stage for Bruce Springsteen ’s new concert film than the Boss himself? As he’s wont to do in his New Jersey stomping grounds, Springsteen surprised fans with an appearance over the weekend. He showed up unannounced at a preview screening for “ Western Stars ” in Freehold to...
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No More Rain in Africa: Toto is Calling it Quits

When Toto takes the stage at The Met in Philadelphia this weekend, it will be the last time the current line-up performs together in that capacity. Founding member, guitarist and prolific session musician Steve Lukather says the band is calling it quits. The end of Toto’s 40th anniversary tour will...
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Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

The class of 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out, and it’s an eclectic list of artists. Nine of them are on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band , The Doobie Brothers , Whitney Houston , Motörhead , The Notorious B.I.G. , Pat Benatar , Soundgarden , T. Rex and Thin Lizzy...
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Elton John Reveals He Was '24 Hours Away From Death' in New Memoir

Elton John is opening about his near-death experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago. In his shocking new memoir, Me: Elton John , the 72-year-old discloses he was “24 hours away from death” after developing complications from prostate surgery in 2017, in new excerpts...
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Steve Perry Promises More New Solo Music

It’s been a year since Steve Perry returned with new music, and the former Journey singer says he’s not done yet. Perry thanked fans for their support of Traces – his first solo album in more than two decades – and said there’s more to come, including Christmas music. “TY for ur support &...
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Rick Springfield Says 'Jessie's Girl' Was Almost Called Something Else

The “friend” was almost “Gary” or “Randy,” but Rick Springfield ultimately decided “Jessie” sounded a lot better, thus changing the course of popular music forever. The 80s hitmaker is revealing the inspiration behind his iconic song “Jessie’s Girl” on a new episode of “Mixtape.” The lyrics have...
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Rick Springfield Says 'Jessie's Girl' Was Almost Called Something Else

The “friend” was almost “Gary” or “Randy,” but Rick Springfield ultimately decided “Jessie” sounded a lot better, thus changing the course of popular music forever. The 80s hitmaker is revealing the inspiration behind his iconic song “Jessie’s Girl” on a new episode of “Mixtape.” The lyrics have...
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Billy Joel's Music Has Inspired a New TV Series

The characters from Billy Joel ’s extensive catalog of songs will come to life in a new TV series based on his music. Each episode of Scenes From an Italian Restaurant will revolve around lyrics from Joel’s most popular songs like “Piano Man” and “Movin’ Out.” According to the Hollywood Reporter ,...
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