Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Year in Music 2018: Ringo, Springsteen, Foreigner, Nick Mason & more make news

Scott Robert Ritchie; Danny Clinch; Karsten StaigerHere are a few more notable stories from the world of music in 2018:

Hard Day's Knight: Beatles drummer becomes Sir Ringo

On March 20, Ringo Starr was

The Year in Music 2018: Aretha Franklin, Marty Balin, The Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas among the greats we lost

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival; Susan Joy BalinARETHA FRANKLIN

The music world lost many major artists in 2018, but perhaps none more beloved or impactful than the Queen of Soul, Aretha

The Year in Music 2018: Paul McCartney scores first US #1 album since 1982 with “Egypt Station”

© 2011 Mary McCartneyIn September of 2018, Paul McCartney released Egypt Station, his first album in five years. It became McCartney's first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 since

The Year in Music 2018: Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a box-office champion

Alex Bailey TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporationFor eight years, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor tried to bring the story of their famous band and its

A mailman I should turn to be: Seattle-area post office renamed in honor of Jimi Hendrix

Müller-Schneck/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesJimi Hendrix was honored in 2014 with his own U.S. postage stamp, and now the late guitar legend has had an actual post office named after

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason chosen for prestigious CBE honor by Queen Elizabeth

Credit: Jill FurmanovskyPink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire -- or CBE -- by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as part of

Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd among artists ringing in 2019 with New Year’s Eve concerts

Mike Colucci; ABC/Randy HolmesAs the world prepares to celebrate the arrival of 2019, a variety of famous rock acts will ring in the New Year onstage tonight. Among the stars

Report: Nirvana files lawsuit against Marc Jacobs over smiley-face logo

Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesNirvana is reportedly suing fashion label Marc Jacobs for ripping off the band's smiley-face logo.

According to TMZ, the grunge icons have filed a lawsuit accusing Marc Jacobs of copying the

Happy New Year! Beach Boy Mike Love, CCR’s Doug Clifford share 2019 and New Year’s plans

Udo Spreitzenbarth; Jeff Dow

It's time to ring in the New Year, and with 2019 arriving at midnight tonight, a couple of well-known musicians have shared their plans for the year

The Year in Music 2018: Long Goodbyes — legendary artists announce/launch farewell tours

Ben Gibson/Rocket Entertainment; Terry Wyatt; Doltyn SneddenThis year, several legendary pop and rock artists either announced or mounted farewell tours, including Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Bob Seger and KISS.


Paul McCartney reflects on 2018: “It was great year”

© 2011 Mary McCartneyIn the final 2018 installment of his "You Gave Me the Answer" Q&A feature, Paul McCartney reflects on a successful year that saw him release a chart-topping new studio

Pearl Jam ending fan club singles series

ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam has announced the end of the band's long-running Ten Club Single program.

For over 25 years, members of the grunge legends' Ten Club fan club could receive exclusive seven-inch

Moody Blues bassist John Lodge schedules short U.S. solo tour following 2019 Cruise to the Edge

Credit: Emily LodgeMoody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge has lined up a brief series of 2019 U.S. concerts that will take place in February after the latest edition of Yes' Cruise to the

Megadeth’s David Ellefson says there was a “conversation” about him joining Metallica in place of Jason Newsted

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth bassist David Ellefson has revealed that he was considered as a possible replacement for Metallica's Jason Newsted after he left the metal legends in 2001.

Speaking to The Metal Voice,

The Year in Music 2018: Going His Own Way — Lindsey Buckingham fired from Fleetwood Mac

Randee St. Nicholas; John RussoIn January of 2018, Fleetwood Mac was saluted as MusiCares Person of the Year -- becoming the first band to be recognized with the honor --

Todd Rundgren discusses “easy to read,” “revelatory” memoir, “The Individualist”

© 2018 Lynn Goldsmith; Cleopatra BooksLast week, Todd Rundgren published an autobiography titled The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations, which tells his life story from childhood to his 50th birthday. The

Rev Your Heart with a New Golf Cart Grand Prize Goes to James Maki of Negaunee

Marquette, MI  –  December 27, 2018  –  Christmas was over, but we weren’t done with gifts just yet! Tonight 383 community members braved the elements to join us at River Rock Lanes and

More peace and music: Venue at original Woodstock festival site announces plans for 50th anniversary event

Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentA three-day music extravaganza commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival will be held at the site of the historic event on August 16-18,