Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Year in Music 2014 — Allman Brothers Band, U2, Motley Crue and Other Newsmakers

Image Courtesy of Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band, one of rock music's great road warriors, brought its storied career to a close with an October 28 performance at the

The Year in Music 2014 — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: KISS Controversy, Female Singers Honor Nirvana & Ronstadt

Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameThe 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York,

The Year in Rock 2014 — Phil Everly, Jack Bruce, Tommy Ramone Among the Artists We Lost

C Brandon/Redferns; Tina KorhonenThe music world sadly lost many beloved and respected artists during 2014, including three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers whose work influenced and inspired many other

1987 Duet Featuring Linda Ronstadt and Joe Ely Finally Released

Rack'Em RecordsAn unreleased duet featuring Linda Ronstadt and Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely that dates back to 1987 has finally been made available for purchase. "Where Is My

The Year in Music 2014 — Led Zeppelin Launches Reissue Campaign, Stays Un-Reunited

Bob Gruen/Atlantic RecordsAlthough Led Zeppelin continued to not reunite, the legendary band did leave its mark on 2014 by launching a reissue campaign that eventually will include the release of

Elton John, Billy Joel, Queen Among Stars Performing New Year’s Eve Concerts

iStock/ThinkstockTonight, the world will ring in 2015 and, as usual on New Year's Eve, plenty of famous rock acts will celebrate the big event with their fans by playing special

Rock Stars Discuss New Year’s Eve Plans, Share Resolutions for 2015

A. Rosato; Ross HalfinOn New Year's Eve, some music stars will be hitting stages around the world to celebrate with fans, while others are planning more low-key evenings with family

Slash Reportedly Files for Divorce from Wife Perla Ferrar

Image Courtesy of Scott Uchida/MSO PRPerla Ferrar, Slash's wife of 13 years, has reportedly left the guitarist. According to TMZ, Ferrar unexpectedly flew to Hawaii, taking the couple's two

The Year in Music 2014 — “The Endless River” Marks the End of Pink Floyd

Columbia RecordsPink Floyd fans who thought the story of the band was a closed book got a big surprise in 2014, when surviving members David Gilmour and Nick Mason revealed they would

Michael Stipe Plays First Concert Since R.E.M.’s Breakup

Image Courtesy of Cass BirdEarlier this month, Michael Stipe said, "I think I'll sing again." That proclamation came true Monday night, when the former R.E.M. frontman performed a six-song

The Year in Music 2014 — Golden Beatles: 50th Anniversary of Fab Four’s First US Trip

Cliff Lipson/CBSFebruary 9, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, and the milestone was celebrated with a variety of tribute events, with

Slash and Wife Perla Ferrar Reportedly Separate

Image Courtesy of Scott Uchida/MSO PRPerla Ferrar, Slash's wife of 13 years, has reportedly left the guitarist. According to TMZ, Ferrar unexpectedly flew to Hawaii, taking the couple's two

KISS to Play “KISS Alive!” Album During Fifth Annual Fan Cruise Next Fall

Universal Music EnterprisesKISS has revealed initial details about its fifth annual fan cruise, which will run from October 30 to November 3, 2015. As if spending several days on

Sting Says He Felt “Overwhelmed” During Kennedy Center Honors Tribute

John Paul Filo/CBSThe 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors TV special, airing tonight on CBS, includes a star-studded musical tribute to Sting, one of this year's honorees. The well-known

AC/DC and U2 to Perform on the Grammy Awards?

James Minchin; Paolo PellegrinA pair of the world's biggest rock bands are rumored to be lined up to perform at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. HitsDailyDouble, citing unnamed

Ringo Starr Says New Solo Album Is Finished and Will Be Released Next Year

Rob Shanahan/Universal MusicRingo Starr shared some exciting news in a holiday video update he posted recently on his official website and YouTube channel. In the

The Year in Music 2014 — Billy Joel Plants Himself at The Garden

Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel began revving up his career again in 2013 with some live festival appearances and a U.K. tour, and then surprised everyone by announcing that come January

Michael Waite of Marquette Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook!

Marquette, MI – December 29, 2014 – Michael Waite of Marquette Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook! Congratulations! Just stop into our offices at 3060 U.S. 41 in Marquette and