2020 – Liam Gallagher has claimed he’s been snubbed from Oasis’ October ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ 25th anniversary celebrations. The ‘Some Might Say’ group’s ex-frontman fumed that his estranged sibling and former bandmate, Noel Gallagher – whom he has been at loggerheads with ever since Oasis split after a backstage bust-up between the pair […]
2020 – Paul McCartney credits Jeff Lynne for getting him to ask Ringo Starr to appear on ‘Flaming Pie’
2020 – The Beatles legend collaborated with his former bandmate on his 1997 solo album after the Electric Light Orchestra musician – who performed on and produced the record after previously contributing to ‘Beatles Anthology’ – suggested he got in touch. As quoted by The Sun newspaper, Paul said: “I’d been saying to Ringo for […]
2020 – The Queen of Pop – who inked her first-ever record deal on Sire Records in 1982 – is poised to rejoin the label which helped launch her career after releasing three albums via Interscope, including 2019’s ‘Madame X’, since 2011. An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Madonna is still a force […]
2020 – Rolling Stones , Aerosmith and other musicians demanding politicians seek approval for use of songs…
2020 – Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other musicians are demanding politicians seek approval from artists before playing their songs at campaign rallies. An open letter released by the artists demands major U.S. political party committees “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek the […]
2019 – Sir Elton John featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps in the UK to celebrate his contribution to music
2019 – Sir Elton John featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps in the UK to celebrate his contribution to music. The singer-songwriter became only the second individual music artist to be given such an honour, after David Bowie was featured on a set in 2017.
2019 – The guitar Duane Allman played on the classic Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’ sold for $1million (£820,000) at auction. The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop was Allman’s main guitar during the first two years of the Allman Brothers Band and was played on their 1969 self-titled debut album and 1970 follow-up Idlewild […]
2019 – Ed Sheeran broke U2’s tour record when his Divide tour became the biggest, most attended and highest grossing tour of all time. By the time the tour ended he would have spent 893 days on the road, compared to the 760 days U2 toured. Sheeran also surpassed Bono and co’s tour attendance record […]
2019 – Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans. Neville was a staple of the New Orleans music scene for over five decades. He was the founder of the funk band The Meters whose musical style set the tone of New Orleans […]
2019 – Metallica draws 1% of Finland’s population to a single concert on this day in Rock! The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after […]
2018 – Saturday night, superstar Elton John kicked off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, the first show of more than 300 scheduled performances across five continents. Taking the audience on a magical journey through his career, the show featured some of Elton’s most beloved songs from his […]
2018 – Guns N’ Roses ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses became the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million.
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]