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KISS, Doobie Brothers To Be Honored At ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Two of classic rock’s biggest names will be receiving special honors from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29th. Per ASCAP’s official website, KISS will be receiving the ASCAP Founders Award, which recognizes the band for their contributions and influence on music…

Cynthia Lennon Dead At 75

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon and mother to Julian Lennon, has died after battling cancer.  She was 75. The following statement was released shortly after her passing and published to Julian’s official website: “Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer.…

VIDEO: Night Two of Van Halen On ‘Kimmel,’ DLR’s Nose Injury

Jimmy Kimmel Live! viewers apparently missed the most dramatic moment of Van Halen’s eight-song performance on Monday (March 30) for the ABC late-night show, parts of which aired Monday and Tuesday (March 31). Apparently during “Panama” frontman David Lee Roth clipped himself on the nose with a microphone, announcing midway through the song that, “Ladies…

Todd Rundgren Talks Working On Ringo Starr’s New Album

Ringo Starr‘s new album Postcards From Paradise features some of his most extensive collaborations with his current All-Starr Band, a group that includes Todd Rundgren, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Journey/Santana co-founder Greg Rolie. Rundgren, who co-wrote the title track, told us how that and the reggae-flavored “Island in the Sun,” which features the whole group,…

‘Sticky Fingers’ Super Deluxe Box Set Details Released

The Rolling Stones have revealed a treasure trove of extra tracks that will be part of the deluxe reissues of 1971’s Sticky Fingers album, coming May 26. The set will be released in a variety of formats, including a remastered single disc of the original album and expanded sets featuring the unreleased material. The Super…