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Tony Soprano made sure we never lied about rock band Journey. In 2007, nearly 20 years after their last hit, the San Francisco rockers became overnight stars, thanks to their 1981 triumph “Don’t Stop Believin’” airing on the much-discussed finale of “The Sopranos” from HBO. “Don’t Stop Believin’” has gone from an oldie to karaoke …

LONDON (AP) — Gary Brooker, the Procol Harum frontman who sang one of the most enduring hits of the 1960s, “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” has died. He was 76 years old. The English rock band said Brooker died at his home on Saturday. He was receiving treatment for cancer. A statement posted on the …

Donna Summer came from gospel, dominated disco and achieved pop diva status. During her iconic career, Summer has done incredible things with her voice – no one has ever cooed, whispered and sighed like she did in “Love to Love You Baby.” “She belted, she got a little bit of a rasp in the songs …

Rage against the machine. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Multi-platinum rock band Rage Against The Machine has earned their fourth consecutive nomination to the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have been eligible since 2017 and eligible band members include Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello …

MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. American rock veterans Aerosmith will not be performing in Moscow this summer as the band have decided to cancel their European tour altogether, concert agency SAV Entertainment announced on Facebook. “Unfortunately Aerosmith’s European tour has been canceled due to the band’s decision. Tickets will be refunded at the outlets where they …

New York Times bestselling author Marc Eliot knew about the subject of his last published biography, “The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard,” for 25 years before his death in 2016. The writer’s exposure to music, however, runs deeper than “Okie From Muskogee.” He is a self-proclaimed baby boomer who was a …

Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited has acquired music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for – and entered into a long-term administration agreement for neighboring rights revenue from – the rock leader’s catalog iconic David Coverdale. David Coverdale is best known for his role in Whitesnake, of which he was a founding member. …

Singer Ronnie Spector performs in 2017 in Anaheim, California. Jesse Grant / Getty Images for NAMM hide caption toggle legend Jesse Grant / Getty Images for NAMM Singer Ronnie Spector performs in 2017 in Anaheim, California. Jesse Grant / Getty Images for NAMM Singer Ronnie Spector, who founded girl group The Ronettes in 1961, has …

The Sheridan Arts Foundation Holiday 2021 Concert Series will continue with only a few minor changes. Instead of showing Warren Miller’s film “Winter Starts Now”, with co-sponsor Bootdoctors, the series kicks off with John Oates on Monday. The screening of “Winter Starts Now”, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed until February 2022, …

FARMINGDALE, NY (CBSNew York) – This year marks the 80th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States entering World War II. Courageous veterans of this historic war were honored across the country on Tuesday, as well as in Farmingdale on Long Island, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. READ MORE: …

By the turn of the 90s, hard rock supergroup Damn Yankees landed two hit albums and toured extensively. Grunge storm survivor (when they would also have been paid a million dollars to go away for a while), they reunited towards the end of the decade for a third album slated for release on the reboot …

As David Coverdale is currently preparing for a farewell tour in Whitesnake, the focus has shifted to the group’s impact over the years. And in a new conversation with QFM96’s Torg & Elliott radio show, the musician revealed that he would welcome his band’s entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if that …

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 30 (Reuters) – Taylor Swift serenaded Carole King, former US President Barack Obama praised rapper JAY-Z and Paul McCartney paid tribute to the Foo Fighters on Saturday at the a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which also honored Tina Turner and The Go-Gos. Obama, speaking via video, called 23-time …

For John Sieger, Mike Hoffmann was more than a valued member of their Semi-Twang group. “The first time we recorded together I was like, ‘Wow, this guy is magic,’” Sieger said. “He was like a ray of sunshine, always positive,” Sieger continued. “He gave you more confidence than you thought.” Hoffmann certainly had a magical …

Before I write about the upcoming finale of the ORNL-FCU Summer Sessions concert series, I want to reflect for a moment on the 24th anniversary of Credit Union’s production partner, radio station WDVX 89.9 FM. When WDVX first hit the airwaves in the late 90s, people weren’t afraid to take risks. Tony Lawson, Don Bergraff, …

“The pursuit!’ the host interviews prominent country stars to celebrate and remember the life of the country legend. american icon and country music Legend Charlie Daniels will be forever remembered for his generous heart and classic Deep South hits that left a lasting mark on the nation he loved. FOX Business paid tribute to the …

Originally from Georgia, Molly Parden took a different path when she released new music last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of releasing a full album, she split the songs into two EPs. The first came out last summer and she followed it up with the release of “Rosemary” in November 2020. “I felt growing …

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts will return after a pandemic year of its fall collage of sights, sounds, flavors and textures for tens of thousands of people walking, shopping and playing in Kentuck Park. Given the COVID-19 sweep, the Kentuck Art Center in downtown Northport generated what it could last fall, hosting a virtual …

A pair of Mechanicville brothers who led separate WWII-era bands that repeatedly appeared on the music charts, and a North Country musician who toured the United States and recorded numerous albums during a 56-year career, are among those in third class to be inducted into the Capital Region’s Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame at …

In the early 1970s, country music legend Charley Pride performed to a full house at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The audience was all white and the band members were all white. I was there. Former Governor Jimmie Davis, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame himself, presented him with a key to …

They made music history by blasting their horns on classic rock and roll. This Friday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chicago will perform at the MGM National Harbor. Listen to the full conversation on our “Beyond Fame” podcast. OMCP’s Jason Fraley Presents Chicago at MGM National Harbor (Part 1) They made music history …

It was in the late 1980s, and Greg Townson was playing guitar in one of the most successful bands on the Rochester scene at the time, The Essentials. A rock band with some brass, which gives it a funk and R&B side. And if you go down that road, there’s James Brown right in front …

Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, the funk music pioneer and music director of James Brown who grew up in Rochester, died on September 23 at the age of 80. Mr. Ellis, a saxophonist, co-wrote two of Brown’s iconic songs, “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud” (I’m Black and I’m Proud), among dozens of others. He also …

Dust off the old lederhosen and head to The Z Hall this Sunday, October 3 for Oktoberfeast. The event, which is both a buffet of European cuisines and honors the Michigan Polka Hall of Fame, is a celebration of culture and tradition, according to David Skjaerlund, owner of The Z Hall. “(Michigan Polka Hall of …

Although Oktoberfest events in Quebec are a long-standing tradition, this is the first year that German-American Heritage Center de Davenport is in partnership with Domaine Hauberg to Rock Island to host a big beer-soaked party on Saturday, October 2, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the 1911 Mansion and Grounds, 1300 24th St., Rock Island. …

The Buffalo-based Western New York Blues Society is looking to revive its annual festival with a vibrant show at the Hemlock Fairgrounds. The lineup highlights a variety of blues styles and musician experiences by featuring headliner Popa Chubby, as well as rising young musician Veronica Lewis and the Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Patti Parks. …

PARADISE PLACE I caught this production, which premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, when I was in the area in January 2019. The musical, about free-born blacks and newly arrived Irish immigrants coexisting peacefully, for a while , in Five Points, a slum in New York during the Civil War, focuses on a fascinating American …

OUR Essex County has a proud musical history. Believe it or not, over the decades the county has formed some of the greatest bands and musicians Britain, but the world, has ever seen. Among the county’s famous former residents are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Glastonbury headliners and British award winners. …

One of your favorite rock classics has an unusual origin, related to – of all things – a comedy by Mel Brooks. The title of the 1975 Aerosmith song “Walk This Way”, known for singer Steven Tyler’s shrill vocals and iconic guitar riff, was directly inspired by the comedy horror film “Young Frankenstein”. The title …