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Peter Frampton didn’t expect to receive Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of FamePeter Frampton is one of the artists who was been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year — his first nomination, even though he’s been eligible since 1997. And while many feel it's been a long time coming, he tells Vulture the recognition was quite a surprise. “Throughout my life, I never really expected anything,” he says. “I know a lot of other people have expected this on my behalf, and I appreciate […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024

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Ace Frehley thanks fans after “10,000 Volts” video reaches 1 million views

MNRK HeavyFormer KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is thanking fans for their support of his single “10,000 Volts,” the title track from his upcoming album. The video for the song just reached 1 million views on YouTube. Frehley celebrated the milestone on Instagram with the message, “Thank you to all the fans who've been with me for 50 years and to the new faces joining the party!” Meanwhile, Ace is giving folks a sneak peek at the video for his next 10,000 Volts track, “Cherry Medicine.” He’s shared behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Ringo Starr unveils The Photograph Portfolio, featuring 12 museum-quality prints

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRingo Starr is giving fans of The Beatles a chance to own prints of classic photos he took of his bandmates over the years. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, Ringo has teamed with Genesis Publications to unveil 12 new prints, dubbed The Photograph Portfolio, which include black and white photos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney recording at Abbey Road Studios, the first photo of Ringo on drums at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, one of George Harrison smiling on a yacht […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Bret Michaels announces Parti-Gras 2.0 with Don Felder, Lou Gramm & more

Courtesy Live NationBret Michaels is ready for another summer Parti. The Poison frontman has announced the second edition of his Parti-Gras tour, which he launched in 2023.  Michaels is set to headline Parti-Gras 2.0 and will be joined by an all-star lineup that includes former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, former Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and country star Chris Janson. “I guarantee these festivals are a modern-day throwback to those epic tailgate bashes, overflowing with good vibes and nothing but positive energy,” Bret shares. “I created the Parti-Gras festivals first and […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Tracy Chapman, Billy Joel return to ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 for first time since the ’90s

Sonja Flemming/CBSNever underestimate the exposure an artist gets by being featured on Music's Biggest Night. Thanks to their appearances on the Grammy Awards, both Tracy Chapman and Billy Joel are back on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in years. Tracy's duet with Luke Combs on her song "Fast Car" has driven it -- pun intended -- to number one on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart, as the song experienced a more than 8,000% increase in sales. The song has also reentered the Billboard Hot 100 at #42, marking the first […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald to help Mavis Staples celebrate her 85th birthday

Courtesy of Blackbird Presents and Live NationJackson Browne and Michael McDonald are among the artists who've signed on to help gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples celebrate her 85th birthday.  Mavis Staples 85th: All-Star Birthday Concert will take place Thursday, April 18, at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles. Mavis, who actually turns 85 in July, will be performing at the concert, joined by an all-star lineup that also features Jeff Tweedy, Chris Stapleton, Grace Potter, Black Pumas, Hozier and more. “At the end of last year, I was talking about retiring,” Mavis shares. “But […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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On This Day, February 12, 1997: U2 announces Pop Mart world tour

On This Day, February 12, 1997… During a press conference in the lingerie department of a K-Mart in Greenwich Village, New York, U2 announced they would be heading out on what they were calling the Pop Mart world tour.  The band performed one song during the press conference, "Holy Joe," a B-side of their recently released single "Discothèque" from the album Pop. The Pop Mart world tour kicked off April 25 in Las Vegas, and featured an elaborate stage setup that included a […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Foreigner, Peter Frampton & more react to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of FameNominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced on Saturday, February 10, and several of this year’s contenders have taken to social media to share their reactions to the news. Mick Jones, the only original member of Foreigner still touring with the band, shared, “I deeply appreciate the recognition from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee. It is wonderful that FOREIGNER has maintained its presence all these years and brought […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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Rod Stewart claims not to know any Ed Sheeran songs, says today’s artists only want “fame”

Dave Benett/Getty ImagesEven though Ed Sheeran has written some of the most inescapable hits of the past 10 years -- and is good pals with his old friend Elton John, to boot — Rod Stewart claims to be unfamiliar with the chart-topping, multi-Platinum artist's work. In an interview with The Times, Rod is asked whether he believes that "timeless" songs are still being made. "I'm sure they are," he says. "Like 'Maggie May'? Classics that will be played in 50 years?" When the interviewer says yes, that's […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024

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