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AC/DC: Plugged Back In

AC/DC: Plugged Back In

AC/DC return to the record bins this Friday with PWR/UP (Power Up) their first new studio album in six years. Angus Young on how AC/DC came to record their new album, PWR/UP. Some of the riffs and ideas that Angus and his late brother Malcolm had — for songs that ended up on PWR/UP — date back to the early 2000s. Angus Young on the…Read more »

JERRY GARCIA: Captain Trips Tripped Away 25 Years Ago

JERRY GARCIA: Captain Trips Tripped Away 25 Years Ago

The music world was dealt a big blow 25 years ago today August 9th, 1995, when at 4:23am PT,Jerry Garcia was found dead in his room at the Serenity Knolls residential treatment facility in Forrest Knolls, California, eight days after his 53rd birthday. Garcia, who had a long history with substance abuse, diabetes, smoking and a poor…Read more »

All Aboard the Apple Cart NYC the Stones on flatbed truck

All Aboard the Apple Cart NYC the Stones on flatbed truck

Ronnie Wood‘s first performance with The Rolling Stones was 45 years ago, on May 1st, 1975, when the band announced their Tour of the Americas from the back of a moving flatbed truck in New York City. (Ronnie’s first full concert with the Stones took place on June 1st, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was also his 28th birthday.)   Ronnie…Read more »

Staying Mentally Strong During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Staying Mentally Strong During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Lincoln – As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, it’s normal to be worried about catching it – and that’s causing rising anxiety levels globally. In addition to following processes intended to protect physical health, it’s important to pay attention to mental health related to the outbreak. “An outbreak like this affects everyone, and…Read more »

If you planned on going to an arena show this month, your nights just opened up

If you planned on going to an arena show this month, your nights just opened up

In a rare joint statement, concert promotion giants Live Nation and AEG say they’re halting all big-scale tours until the start of April and are asking all artists to safely make their way home. The statement, which also includes four major booking agencies, says, “At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March…Read more »

20 years ago today (March 6th), Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in a ceremony that also included The Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

20 years ago today (March 6th), Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in a ceremony that also included The Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

Classic Cuts Eric Clapton: “After Midnight” The Hook: The first JJ Cale song Eric ever heard and the first one he recorded. Album: Eric Clapton Year: 1970 Writer: JJ Cale Stats: Peaked at number-18 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Eric Clapton is a huge fan of the late JJ Cale. After he recorded such Cale songs as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” the two finally recorded an…Read more »

What Nebraskans can do to Plan Ahead  for Coronavirus Disease 2019

What Nebraskans can do to Plan Ahead for Coronavirus Disease 2019

With The event Happening here is what DHHS suggests please be happy, healthy & Safe Lincoln – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread in communities globally increasing the potential for us to see more cases in the U.S. Confirmed cases have been reported in several states. So far there have been no cases of…Read more »

ROLLING STONES: Bernard Fowler Follows Up

ROLLING STONES: Bernard Fowler Follows Up

Now that The Rolling Stones‘ No Filter tour has concluded, longtime backing singer Bernard Fowler says he’s turning his attention to promotingInside Out, an album of Stones covers that came out in April. Fowler plans to do live shows to get the word out on the album and is already thinking about a follow-up. Like Inside Out, it would have him…Read more »

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

I Tried to go in 69 , but I was only 8 The wait is over as Woodstock producer and co-founder Michael Lang says there will be an official 50th celebration of the music’s most iconic festival. Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang officially announces Woodstock 50 The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site for Summer Jam, which once received the Guinness Book…Read more »

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

The group will receive the award during a ceremony and concert on May 11th in Los Angeles. Sabbath have won two Grammys in their career —Best Metal Performance in 1999 and 2013. Whether all four original members — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — show up for the ceremony is another question. Osbourne has a break in his…Read more »