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David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesPeter Frampton‘s expansive U.S. summer tour hit a little turbulence this past weekend during the guitar legend’s performance at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana. According to multiple reports, Frampton felt compelled to personally enforce a venue rule requesting that fans refrain from taking flash photographs and video during the show, when one concertgoer and his female friend repeatedly ignored pleas from the crowd and the rocker himself for them to stop.

According to an in-depth recap by a reporter from OnStage Magazine, the man and woman, who …read more

Image Courtesy Karen LoriaMike McCready will make a special appearance with the Seattle Symphony in January. The Pearl Jam guitarist will sit in for a one-off performance called “Sonic Evolution.” According to the symphony’s website, the evening “celebrates Seattle’s musical legacy of innovation with brand-new symphonic compositions inspired by musical icons Pearl Jam, Nirvana and others.”

Tickets for the January 30 show range from $20 to $50 are available at SeattleSymphony.org.

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Michael Putland/Getty ImagesJake Hooker, guitarist for the 1970s British band The Arrows and co-writer of the classic Joan Jett and the Blackhearts hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” has died. Vintage Vinyl News reports that the musician passed away Monday in Malibu, California at the age of 61.

Hooker was born Jerry Mamberg in Haifa, Israel, but moved to the U.S. as a child, then relocated to the U.K. in the early ’70s. There, with singer/bassist Alan Merrill, he formed a band called Streak that eventually was renamed The Arrows. The group scored two top …read more

Image Courtesy of Jimi Hendrix Park FoundationThe plan to create a park honoring Jimi Hendrix located in his hometown of Seattle is moving forward. A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently that was attended by the late guitar legend’s sister, Janie Hendrix, along with some city officials and other local luminaries.

The event, which came more than three years after plans for the park first were announced, featured music and the ceremonial shovelful of earth. The two-and-a-half-acre space, dubbed Jimi Hendrix Park, is located in Seattle’s Central District next to the Northwest African American …read more

Image Courtesy of Frank MelfiRobert Plant and his new group, The Sensational Space Shifters, have revealed a full list of dates for their 2014 North American fall tour in support of the Led Zeppelin singer’s upcoming solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar. The seven-show trek gets under way on September 25 in Port Chester, New York, and winds down with an October 7 performance in Los Angeles.

The outing includes a previously announced September 27-28 engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York, in conjunction with a concert series celebrating …read more

Sands Township  –  August 7, 2014  –  WRUP and the rest of the Great Lakes Radio team is all about the Marquette County Fair now through Sunday! There’s a lot going on at the fair (you can get a schedule of events here). Today is Veterans and Senior Day and the antique car show is […]

ABC/Randy HolmesElton John reportedly is producing a television pilot for HBO centered around an elite music academy.

Elton is developing the project, titled Virtuoso, along with his husband David Furnish and True Blood creator Alan Ball, according to Showbiz411.

Set in 1790s Vienna, the program will follow young musicians in a distinguished music academy headed by Antonio Salieri, Wolfgang Mozart‘s nemesis in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus.

A casting notice is already under way for actors and actresses skilled at piano and other instruments.

The show is rumored to feature “lots of music, ruffled shirts and sex of all kinds,” according to the …read more

Spitfire RecordsThe Dead Daisies may be a relatively new band, but they feature quite a few familiar faces. Formed in 2012 by one-time INXS singer Jon Stevens and guitarist John Lowy of the band Mink, the hard-rocking group’s current lineup also includes Guns N’ Roses members Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus, former Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy/Ted Nugent bassist Marco Mendoza and ex-Whitesnake/Billy Idol/Foreigner drummer Brian Tichy.

After releasing a self-titled debut album earlier this year, The Dead Daisies have just issued a new four-song EP titled Face I Love, and are promoting the record while serving as opening act on KISS‘ joint …read more

Sands Township  –  August 7, 2014  –  The WRUP Van is at the Marquette County Fair Thursday through Saturday.  When you come to the fair, be sure to look for us and be a part of our LIVE broadcast! The Marquette County Fair opens to the public today at noon and runs through Sunday at […]

Andrew MacNaughtan/Anthem/ Roadrunner RecordsRush fans may soon be able to relax in a Toronto park named after two of the band’s founding members and located in the very neighborhood where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers met. Last month, the Canadian city’s parks committee recommended that a section of Willowdale Park in North York be renamed Lee Lifeson Art Park in honor of Rush frontman Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson.

“I know my mom is very happy!” Lee tells the Toronto Star, adding, “We met with the park architects and were …read more

City Lights PublishersVan Morrison has long been considered one of the most literate and poetic singer/songwriters of his era, and now a book featuring some of the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s most memorable lyrics, chosen by the artist himself, is scheduled to be published in the fall. Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics, which will be released in U.S. on October 2, will feature words to songs Van the Man considers his most enduring and important work.

“The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as such …read more