Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

Steve Smith: Elvis Costello working on Broadway musical; tours by The Standells, The Monkees and more

Burt Bacharach, one of the most successful songwriters in pop music history, is working on two projects simultaneously with Elvis Costello, the two recently announced. The 59-year-old Costello told Noise11 that he and the 85-year-old Bacharach are collaborating on a...

/ April 7, 2014

Steve Smith: Art Garfunkel says Simon & Garfunkel are not done; Kate Bush to perform after 35 years

Now that Art Garfunkel is back on the road following paralyzed vocal chords that halted his career for most of the last four years, the 72-year-old was asked by Rolling Stone about Paul Simon. Simon and Garfunkel has had an...

/ April 2, 2014

Dave Davies to play first UK show in 13 years

Dave Davies will play at the Barbican in London on April 11. The concert is described as Davies’s own way of marking “the fiftieth anniversary of his revolutionary guitar sound, which launched You Really Got Me“. The Kinks are due to...

/ April 1, 2014

Beatles Autographed & Doodled on Stage Wall at CBS 2/9/64

Beatles Signed (with Individual Drawings) Stage Wall Section from February 9, 1964, Appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, their National Introduction to American Fans. An approximately 16″ x 48″ section of a plastic or fiberglass moveable wall (called a hard wall traveler)...

/ February 8, 2014

Steve Smith’s Music News

  By Steve Smith, Music columnist POSTED: 01/15/14, 4:17 PM PST |   After a 16-year retirement, Christine McVie has officially rejoined Fleetwood Mac as a full member, the band’s publicist confirms to Billboard. The 71-year-old singer-keyboardist who wrote such Mac classics...

/ January 23, 2014

Beatles’ Were Heavily Influenced by The Everly’s Harmonies:Phil Everly Dead at 74

From Variety: Phil Everly, who with his older sibling Don set the standard for harmony singing in rock ‘n’ roll in the Everly Brothers, died Friday in Burbank  of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. “We are...

/ January 3, 2014