Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lining up four performances later this year.
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is reportedly doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for diverticulitis. According to the band’s official Facebook page, the guitar great was suffering from a severe bout of the condition and underwent surgery to alleviate the pain.
What do the New York Film Festival and the Rolling Stones have in common? They’re both turning 50 this year, and the festival has decided to fall in line with everyone else saluting the Stones by announcing the world premiere and home video release of ‘The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965′ concert film.
How much would you give for a piece of rock and roll history? The Who‘s Roger Daltrey wants to know, as he’s attempting to continue his support of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity by putting up his 1976 green tour t-shirt on the block.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Republican National Convention his week, marking the third such appearance in their career. With that being said, the group opened up a little bit about their thoughts on the state of America and where we’re at as a country in a new interview.
It’s easy when a story breaks to be so rushed to beat everyone else to it that a mistake can be made, but one error by NBC News had music fans wondering which part of what they read was true. The network initially reported that astronaut Neil Young had passed away, rather than Neil Armstrong.
Beware Mitt Romney! The last time a politician cited his love for a band – a guy you might know named Paul Ryan talking about Rage Against the Machine – things got a little testy. Ryan, of course, is Romney’s running mate hoping their ticket ends up in the White House. Still, even with the troubled last attempt to talk music by Ryan, Mitt and his wife Ann took a few moments to reveal their music tastes in a new interview with Parade magazine.
It may not have been a studio record, but Eric Clapton‘s ‘Unplugged’ was one of the most successful releases of his career. The album, released Aug. 25, 1992, turns 20 this year and remains both a timeless representation of his career and an enduring document of a period in time for the guitar great.
First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.
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