The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the majority of the speakers for its 28th annual induction ceremony. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera will team up to honor the late Donna Summer and John Mayer will induct the late Albert King.
The Roots’ work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has given the hip-hop group a chance to appear alongside an array of artists passing through the talk show studio. This includes Elvis Costello, with whom the group are reportedly plotting a collaborative LP.
Last fall, news surfaced that Arcade Fire were working on a new LP for 2013, but not at the church where they recorded 2010’s The Suburbs and 2007’s Neon Bible.
Thom Yorke has threatened to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameron if the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign.
If you’ve been waiting for that long-delayed Tom Waits photo book by Anton Corbijn to arrive, then we’ve got some good news for you: Waits/Corbijn ‘77-‘11 is finally due to be released on May 8 through publisher Schirmer-Mosel.
With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more
According the A2iM, The American Association For Independent Music, Billboard and SoundScan stats show that independent labels grabbed 32.6% of U.S. album sales in 2012.
Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a Jane’s Addiction musical, stating that he thinks people are moving away from traditional gigs and festivals as the only way to hear bands performing live.