2020 – Ronald Bell wrote and composed some of the band’s biggest hits like “Celebration”, “Cherish” and “Jungle Boogie”. He died at his home with his by his side. The cause of death has not been reported. Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle […]
2020 – The guitarist joined the band in 1976, when he replaced bassist Alan Longmuir and although he left the group just seven months later, he made a long-lasting impression on the band. A statement posted on the Bay City Rollers’ Facebook page reads: “We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell’s death. […]
2020 – Lady Gaga is set to front her own weekly radio show for Apple Music. The singer announced via Instagram that she’s set to unveil Gaga Radio on Friday. The show will centre on her latest album Chromatica and feature artists who appeared on the record, including BloodPop. Record producers Burns and TCHAMI will […]
2020 – Man creates new Led Zeppelin song using the power of artificial intelligence Mountain Man by Led Zepbot is just the latest in a series of crazed AI experiments There have been many landmarks in the history of artificial intelligence, from the formulation of the mathematical theory that inspired neural networks back in 1943, […]
2020 – Michael Jackson’s estate executives have officially ended their legal spat with the pop superstar’s ex-manager. Tohme R. Tohme has reportedly accepted a $3 million (£2.39 million) settlement after demanding a cut of the compensation the King of Pop received during the last year of his life. Tohme first sued the estate in 2012 […]
2020 – Country music trio The Chicks have revealed their new social justice anthem March March was initially a lot longer than the four minutes it became. The song features on The Chicks new album Gaslighter, the group’s first since dropping the Dixie Chicks moniker amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. In an interview […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
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 – Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album No. 6 Collaborations Project, racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist. This new record wasn’t the first that Sheeran has broken. His last album Divide set a new record of 56 million […]
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.
2017 – Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan died aged 67. Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs – released its first album Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.11 single ‘Reeling In The Years’ and […]