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9/24/22-Elton John gets honor from President Biden

Washington, Source: (CNN) President Joe Biden on Friday presented Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House. "I'm never flabbergasted, but I'm flabbergasted," a visibly moved John said, thanking the President and saying that he will "treasure" the honor. The medal, according to the Friday presentation, was to honor John "for moving our souls with […]

todaySeptember 24, 2022


9/23/22-Doobie Brothers’ John Hartman dies

Source: People Magazine Doobie Brothers Drummer and Co-founder John Hartman Dead at 72: 'A Wild Spirit,' Band Says John Hartman co-founded the Doobie Brothers in San Jose, California, in 1970 By Tommy McArdle Published on September 23, 2022 08:52 AM John Hartman, a co-founder of the Doobie Brothers and the California rock band's original drummer, has died. He was 72. On Thursday, the band announced Hartman's death in posts on […]

todaySeptember 23, 2022


9/17/22-Gene Simmons friendless

Source: Gene Simmons doesn't have "friends" and prefers his own company. The KISS rocker says his closest kinship is with his bandmate Paul Stanley, and they only get together when they have band things to do. Speaking to Goldmine magazine, he said: "Even today, as I sit here, other than Paul, and we only get together when we do stuff for the band. "How do I say this without […]

todaySeptember 17, 2022


9/12/22-Ramsey Lewis Dies

Hear Ramsey say hello and praise Barry Scott! Pop and Jazz icon Ramsey Lewis has died at the age of 87. He passed away this morning at his home in Chicago. (CNN) Depending on which music pundit you ask, jazz "died" when its 1920s heyday ended. Others believe jazz music lost its luster when the 1960s -- and rock music -- rolled around. But Ramsey Lewis, an inventive jazz pianist […]

todaySeptember 12, 2022


9/11/22-FBI vs. Aretha Franklin

(CNN) There "ain't no way" the highest domestic law enforcement agency in the country was keeping tabs on Aretha Franklin -- but they were. The FBI kept a careful eye on the Queen of Soul and her activism, nothing unusual during the civil rights era when the bureau was monitoring a host of the movement's luminaries. Franklin was best known for her sturdy catalog of R&B and gospel hits, but […]

todaySeptember 11, 2022


9/11/22-Duran Duran Queen’s salute

Source: Duran Duran dedicated 'Save a Prayer' to Queen Elizabeth during a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl. The rock band - currently made up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor - was appearing at the LA amphitheater on Friday and encouraged the crowd to light up their phones as they played their 1982 ballad in memory of the late monarch, following her death […]

todaySeptember 11, 2022


9/5/22-Aerosmith back on stage

Source: Aerosmith returned to the stage on Sunday night for the first time post-pandemic. Steven Tyler and co last performed as part of their 'Deuces Are Wild' Las Vegas residency in February 2020, right before touring was put on ice amid the COVID-19 crisis. And the 'Back in the Saddle' rockers were on top form as they played a 19-song set - including the classics 'Walk This Way', 'I […]

todaySeptember 5, 2022


9/4/22-New Blondie LP

Source: Glen Matlock is playing bass on Blondie's new album. The Sex Pistol stepped in for bassist Leigh Foxx, who was absent due to a back injury, on the 'Heart of Glass' hitmakers' April 2022 UK and US tour. And now, it's been revealed that the 66-year-old musician is playing bass on their follow-up to 2017's 'Pollinator', too, while Leigh recuperates. Speaking to Classic Pop magazine, guitarist Chris Stein […]

todaySeptember 4, 2022


9/2/22-Don McLean on Adele

Source: Don McLean is angry he was plunged into a supposed feud with Adele. It was reported in March he had “slammed” the ‘Chasing Pavements’ singer for axing her Las Vegas residency at the last minute. But the ‘American Pie’ singer told BANG Showbiz in an interview from his home in Palm Springs, California: “I did an interview and I was talking about artists that don’t respect their audience. […]

todaySeptember 2, 2022