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  • Rolling Stones manager protests Rock Hall of Fame, skips own induction

    Rolling Stones manager protests Rock Hall of Fame, skips own induction
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony....
  • PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton

    PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton
    Tony Benn Renounced title to stay in House of Commons Tony Benn, 88, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than...
  • Roy Orbison, sons reunited on posthumous 'Mystery Girl' bonus track

    Roy Orbison, sons reunited on posthumous 'Mystery Girl' bonus track
    A posthumous musical collaboration between Roy Orbison and three of his sons will be included on a 25thanniversary reissue of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter’s final studio album, “Mystery Girl.” The deluxe reissue...
  • KISS guitarist, drummer join list of snubs by rock hall of fame

    KISS guitarist, drummer join list of snubs by rock hall of fame
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS have long cherished living in aggrieved opposition to critics who they have felt failed to respect Kiss' heavy metal oeuvre, and the band's...
  • Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic

    Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic
    Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
  • Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans

    Dr. John to get all-star concert salute May 3 in New Orleans
    Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city’s 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival, with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3. Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint,...
  • KISS is happy with its lineup and OK with the Rock Hall

    KISS is happy with its lineup and OK with the Rock Hall
    The sideshow at Dodger Stadium is about to begin as Paul Stanley emerges from his backstage trailer, shirtless and in full kabuki drag: bright red lips, his face painted harlequin white, a black star over his right eye. The singer-guitarist is here to...
  • Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets

    Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets
    Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...
  • PASSINGS: Franny Beecher

    Franny Beecher, 92, a guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, who helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said....
  • KISS off for Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony performance

    KISS off for Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony performance
    Few fans have been more vocal about their favorite group’s long absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than those in the KISS Army, but now that the long-running hard rock outfit is being inducted, members have decided to opt out of...
  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...