Rock 'n' Roll

Chicago Launches Summer Tour With Doobie Brothers

Submitted by Shore Fire Media on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:23 am

Chicago is set to launch a 25-date summer tour with support from the Doobie Brothers next month.  The relationship between the two bands dates back to the early 1970s, with this summer's tour marking the fifth time the legendary acts have hit the road together. Following separate sets loaded with their individual hits, the shows will culminate with a collaborative finale featuring classics from both acts.

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce Headlining Fall Tour

Submitted by MSO on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:40 pm

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA.

Members of Zappa's Original Band, The Grandmothers of Invention coming to Boulder

Submitted by Boulder Theater on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:27 am

If you ever dug Zappa, you don't want to miss the GrandMothers of Invention. They are THE authentic live version of Zappa's music. This isn't just another comeback, this is the reincarnation of the Mothers of Invention! From Zappa's mid to late 70's Mothers bands, the GrandMothers are touring the world and keeping Zappa's music alive.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Tour Dates

Submitted by MSO on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 11:51 am

fter taking little time off after a 118-show tour, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD are heading out for another lengthy run of performances.  The trek kicks off May 3 in New Orleans and includes a stop at Memphis’ Beale Street Festival May 6, with dates booked into October.  The group’s debut album BIG MOON RITUAL will be released via Silver Arrow/Megaforce Rec

My Morning Jacket Announce August Tour Dates + Free MP3

Submitted by Girlie Action Media on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 10:10 am

Shortly after completing their back to back tours in Japan and Australia, My Morning Jacket are taking their celebrated, exhilarating live show back on the road this August with the announcement of their North American tour, with Band Of Horses in support. Since their sold out Madison Square show to end off 2011, they've played a triumphant performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in February and shared the stage with Preservation Hall Jazz Band commemorating their 50th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall.

Smoky Soul, Sunny Folk Unveiled by Chicago Industry Vets Van Ghost

Submitted by Shore Fire Media on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:51 pm

Van Ghost's smoky southern rock and fine-tuned soul balladry will be unleashed July 17 with the release of their label debut, 'The Domino Effect.'  Led by veteran Chicago music promoter Michael Harrison Berg and the inimitable, larger-than-life voice of Jennifer Hartswick - a veteran of the Trey Anastasio Band who has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Ha

Why do the best things always disappear? Levon Helm Dead at 71

Submitted by Matthew Friend on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 1:41 pm

Today the music world suffered a bittersweet loss. Levon Helm’s battle with cancer ended this afternoon after a long tough fight. A message was posted on his website written by his wife Sandy and his daughter Amy requesting everyone’s “love and prayers” earlier in the week. Levon has been battling with throat cancer since 1998. Levon Helm was the beloved  drummer and vocalist for The Band.

Audio Fidelity Set to Release Phil Collins & Genesis Albums

Submitted by W3 Public Relations on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 1:21 pm

Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has announced April 24 as the release date for the reissue of two classic rock albums. Phil Collins' chart-topping 1989 solo set BUT SERIOUSLY will be released as a 24-Karat Gold CD, and Ten Years After's 1971 A SPACE IN TIME, released in 24-Karat Gold format last year, will return in a 180-gram vinyl LP edition.

Real Gone May: The Germs, Dūrocs, Jerry Reed, Terry Knight, Mick Fleetwood, Dead

Submitted by conqueroo on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 1:00 pm

Real Gone Music enters its first Spring with a potpourri of reissues that are definitely not garden variety, with releases ranging from hardcore punk to power pop to Motor City rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop and Summer of Love fixtures the Grateful Dead, all due in late May.

Nighthawks Leader Mark Wenner Undergoes Successful Heart Bypass Operation

Submitted by Mark Pucci Media on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 2:23 pm

Seminal American roots music band The Nighthawks have announced that their founding leader, Mark Wenner, has undergone successful heartbypass surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery. Because of the operation, Mark will stay off the road for approximately six weeks while he recovers, and the band has postponed the affected dates.