On this bleak day in 1950, three rising US Rock ‘n’ Roll stars were killed. Buddy Holly, J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson, and Ritchie Valens all died when a Beechcraft Bonanza plane they had chartered crashed in Iowa. The tragedy took place mere minutes after the plane took off in Mason City, taking the musicians   Read More …

THE ‘FRESHEN UP’ TOUR 2018 – AUSTRIA CONCERT  Wednesday 5th December – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON CAPITOL RECORDS “I can’t believe it’s been five years since our last concert in Austria.  We are really excited to be returning for what should be an extra special night.  We’ve got so many great memories of   Read More …

December 12th: Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena December 14th: Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro December 16th: London, UK – O2 Arena New album Egypt Station out September 7th on Capitol Records “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a while. I can’t wait to finish the year on such a   Read More …

When the Grateful Dead convened on December 7, 1995, four months after bandleader and guitarist Jerry Garcia’s death, the remaining “core four” members decided to bring their collaboration to a close. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann had their publicist draft a press releasing announcing the end of the band. But as   Read More …

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides – plaintive ballad ‘I Don’t Know‘ and raucous stomper ‘Come On To Me‘ – Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex,   Read More …

“Liverpool is the city where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Because it is a seaport and the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, it was a target and repeatedly pounded with bombs from Nazi war planes during World War II. As a result, more than ten thousand homes were destroyed. It was during an   Read More …

The King is almost more famous since his death than he was before, and that’s saying something! Fans remain as devoted to his music as they ever were, and this article looks at some interesting snippets of info about quite probably the world’s most well-known musician. Elvis’ famous black pompadour was dyed. As wonderfully as   Read More …

The Rolling Stones released a limited-edition vinyl box-set: Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 – 2016 This collector’s item features the 15 studio albums that have been released since 1971, all of which are cut at half speed, ensuring they are among the highest quality vinyl pressings that these classic records will have ever received. Ready for   Read More …

Dylan said of Hank Williams’ passing that it was as if a mighty tree had fallen. His music has always been influenced by his counterparts, and this article has a look at who he likes to listen to. Hank Williams, 1923 – 1953 Dylan has said that he identified strongly with Williams as a young   Read More …

A true legend in the music industry. A rebel, with a cause. A fierce patriot, and a trouble-maker. A devoted Christian, a loving husband and father, and a troubled son. Johnny Cash is all of these things, and his story is by turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and fiercely romantic. Are you a fan? Let’s see how   Read More …

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