Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Year in Music 2017: Tom Petty, Gregg Allman, Chris Cornell & Chuck Berry among the many greats we lost

Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Ian Rawn; Danny Clinch2016 was notable for the shocking number of beloved musicians who passed away, including David Bowie, The Eagles' Glenn Frey, Prince and George Michae. Unfortunately, 2017

The Year in Music 2017: Foreigner, Neil Young, Roger Waters, The Who keep busy

Foreigner with ex-members (Karsten Staiger/MeinFotoland)A wide variety of veteran artists had an eventful 2017. Here are just a few of the many compelling stories that took place during the past

The Year in Music 2017: The End of The End, and of the band, for Black Sabbath

Credit: Ross HalfinBlack Sabbath brought its nearly 50-year career to an end with a sold-out concert in their hometown of Birmingham, U.K., on February 4. The show closed out the

Hard Day’s Knight meets Knight Fever: Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Rob Shanahan; Samir Hussein/ RedfernsIt's official! Ringo Starr has been honored with a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the 2018 edition of the U.K. monarch's annual New Year's Honours

Dave Mustaine is “collecting ideas” for new Megadeth album

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth could start recording a new album in 2018. Frontman Dave Mustaine says he hopes the thrash legends will return to the studio in the middle of next year.

"We haven't

Paul McCartney says he’s “putting the finishing touches” on a new album due out in 2018

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsWith 2018 just a few days away, Paul McCartney has shared what he's hoping to achieve in the New Year... and it involves the release of a brand new album.

In

Billy Joel, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett among artists ringing in 2018 with New Year’s Eve concerts

Kevin Mazur; David McClisterAs the world prepares to ring in 2018, a variety of famous music acts will celebrate the event by playing special New Year's Eve concerts on Sunday.

Happy New Year! Beach Boys, Foreigner, Moody Blues members share resolutions and plans for 2018

Udo Spreitzenbarth; Bill BernsteinIt's almost time to ring in the New Year. With 2018 arriving Monday, several well-known musicians have shared their resolutions, wishes and plans for the coming year

Gibson suing toy company Funko over guitar likenesses in KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica figures

Gary Miller/Getty Images; Katarina BenzovaToy company Funko is in legal hot water over a number of their popular Pop! vinyl figures, including their small, plastic representations of KISS, Guns N'

The Year in Music 2017: Reunions of Journey, Yes, Pearl Jam, ELO members highlight Rock Hall induction ceremony

Kevin Kane/Courtesy of HBOThe 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place in April in Brooklyn, New York, and saw Journey, Yes, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez

Jimi Hendrix staircase stepping into Detroit Institute of Arts museum in January

Müller-Schneck/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesThe legendary Jimi Hendrix experienced a rapid rise to fame in his short life, so it's fitting that the latest celebration of the late guitar hero

David Crosby Disses Taylor Swift, Insists He Had Better Weed Than Jerry Garcia

Django CrosbyIf you follow David Crosby on Twitter, you'll find that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has a wide range of opinions on a variety of random topics

U2’s Bono feels like “luckiest man on Earth” after mysterious near death experience

Olaf HeineA year ago, Bono apparently almost died. The U2 singer had a near-death health scare that he won't describe, but left him "very alone and very frightened."

In a new interview with

The Year in Music 2017: The Boss on Broadway

Courtesy of Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen started 2017 by playing a series of shows with The E Street Band in Australia and New Zealand that brought to a close a lengthy world

U2, Guns N’ Roses & Metallica among 20 highest-grossing worldwide tours of 2017

ABC/Randy HolmesPollstar has unveiled its list of the 20 highest-grossing worldwide tours of 2017, and U2 tops the ranking. The Irish rockers took in a total of $316 million over 50 shows

Max Weinberg and Ace Frehley Join Entertainment Lineup for 2018 NHL Winter Classic

Courtesy of Max WeinbergThe temperature will be freezing but the music will be red hot at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day, as the Buffalo Sabres

Elton John pops out for tea…in a $4665 Gucci cape

Joseph GuayElton John may be 70 years old, but he still knows how to make a fashion statement.

The Rocket Man posted a photo on Instagram of himself stepping out in Aspen, CO

The Year in Music 2017: Guns N’ Roses have the time of their life on Not in This Lifetime Tour

Katarina Benzova/Getty Images2016 saw founding Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan rejoin the band for the Not in This Lifetime Tour, marking the first time the two rockers had