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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe sixth and final installment of The Rolling Stones’ Extra Licks weekly archival online series, which offers bonus footage from some of their concert films, will premiere this Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. ET on the band’s YouTu…

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney has joined the many artists expressing outrage and sadness over the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police: He’s posted a lengthy message regarding the incident on his offic…

Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty ImagesU2 frontman Bono is among the many celebrities that will help salute this year’s graduating students as part of Dear Class of 2020, a four-hour virtual commencement event premiering this Sunday, June 7.
As p…

© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/ Corbis via Getty ImagesQuite a few famous music artists have had animal, plant or insect species named after them, but believe it or not, no one has never named a beetle after The Beatles — until now.
Accordi…

Fin Costello/RedfernsVeteran producer Rupert Hine, who worked on albums by many well-known artists, including Rush, Tina Turner and The Fixx, died Friday at the age of 72.
Hine’s passing was announced by U.K. songwriters and composers organization Th…

Epic RecordsPearl Jam has premiered the uncensored version of the video for their hit single “Jeremy.”
In the “Jeremy” video, which first premiered in 1992 and won the MTV VMA for Video of the Year, a bullied student kills himself in front of his …

Credit: Josh MarxBesides being a lover of guitars and cars, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is a hot sauce aficionado, and the rock legend has teamed up with his friend, similarly long-bearded country rocker Tim Montana, to introduce a new line of the spicy con…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan June 5, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan.   Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will…

NMU Donates Computers to Norlite June 4, 2020

Northern Michigan University today donated 24 refurbished notebook computers to Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the Upper Peninsula. All Norlite residents who have been isolated in their rooms since mid-March now have the technology to communicate with friends and family…

Michigan DNR announces opening dates for campgrounds June 4, 2020

As Michigan moves to Stage 4 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start plan, the Department of Natural Resources has determined official opening dates for state park and state forest campgrounds, state harbors and other DNR-managed outdoor spaces – just in time for the summer season. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Better Noise MusicMötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has announced the details of a new solo album.
The hip hop-influenced project is titled Andro, and is due out October 16. You can download two new tunes from the record …

Concord RecordsElvis Costello has released a new single titled “No Flag” as a digital download and via streaming services.
The edgy, angry-sounding rock tune was recorded this past February in a studio in Helsinki, Finland.
Explaining why he decided t…

Senate panel moves bill to rename portion of M-35  as Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway June 3, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed McBroom that would rename a portion of M-35 in Forsyth Township as the Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway.   McBroom was joined at the committee in support of the bill…

Julia Reinhart/Getty ImagesRemember when James Hetfield declared “I am the table” on Lulu, Metallica’s polarizing collaborative album with Lou Reed? Well, turns out he may have been on to something.
Apparently, Hetfield has bee…

Gov. Whitmer Files Brief in Supreme Court Regarding State Funding of Nonpublic Schools

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a group of 25 leaders in health care and education to serve on the COVID-19 return to learn advisory council. The group of experts includes educators, parents, and students who will work closely with the governor as she continues to put the…

EpixThe second episode of the two-part Epix docuseries Laurel Canyon premieres Sunday, June 7, at 9 p.m. ET.  It profiles the music scene that centered around the titular Los Angeles neighborhood during the late 1960s and early ’70s, and feature…

Sony LegacyNext Friday, June 12, marks the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of The Kinks’ song “Lola,” Ray Davies’ memorable rock anthem about a naive young man’s encounter with an apparent transvestite.
To mark the milestone anniversary, The Kinks…

Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesNeil Peart’s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, honored the late Rush drummer and lyricist on Wednesday by naming a new pavilion in the city’s Lakeside Park after him, The St. Catharines Standard reports.
According to…