Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones: The Supergroup That Almost Was (from Rolling Stone)

Bob Dylan wanted to record an album with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, which would have created the biggest supergroup in rock history, according to a book written by veteran producer and engineer Glyn Johns. “He said he had...

/ November 11, 2014

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Returns for Ebola

Remember “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” the song that told everyone to feed the world? Well, it’s coming back (again), and this time, it’s out to fight Ebola. Bob Geldof is reincarnating Band Aid and the ‘80s charity single to raise...

/ November 10, 2014

Rock Hall of Fame 2015 nominees announced; no Monkees again

by Steve Marinucci The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland announced its 2015 nominees on Oct. 9. And fans of the Monkees will have reason to complain again that their band was not nominated. Neither were the Moody Blues, “Weird Al” Yankovic...

/ October 9, 2014

Brazilian Man Wants All the Vinyl In The World!

from the N.Y. Times   62-year-old Zero Freitas is buying every vinyl record he can find. The New York Timesreports that the Brazilian businessman’s collection currently spans “several million albums” and that total is still growing. Just last year, more than a...

/ August 21, 2014

‘Weird Al’s’ ‘Fun’ Becomes First Comedy Album to Reach No. 1 in 50 Years

Christopher Morris-Variety online “Weird Al” Yankovic has collected his first No. 1 album, as the antic musician’s latest release became the first comedy album to top the U.S. chart in more than half a century. Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” (RCA) captured...

/ July 23, 2014

Steve Smith: NBC working on series about The Beatles, updates on Chubby Checker and more music news

 NBC is in the early stages of developing an eight-episode series about the career of The Beatles, reports Deadline Hollywood. The production team behind the Showtime series, “The Tudors,” is heading this project. At this stage, no other information is...

/ June 19, 2014