Category Archives: Rock Music News

Rory Gallagher freaks will get their blues-rock jollies in Vancouver this Friday

I’ve seen a lot of great blues-rock guitarists who’ve passed away before their time–guys like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Healey, and Roy Buchanan–and I’m very grateful that I got to see them wailing away in their prime. What really bugs me, though, is that I never got to see Rory Gallagher. The Irish guitar wizard–who […]

Naperville church’s ‘Let It Be Christmas’ uses Beatles songs to tell Jesus’ birth story

Rock music that changed the world is being used to tell the greatest story ever told with the joining of the Beatles and the saga of Jesus’ birth for “Let It Be Christmas” this weekend and next at Naperville’s Community Christian Church. “Let it Be Christmas” is an Epic Theatre Company’s production being presented this […]

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Most-Streamed Song of 20th Century

Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named the most-streamed song of the 20th century, and also the most popular classic rock track online, by the band’s label, Universal Music Group. With 1.6 billion streams across all services including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, the 1975 release moved ahead of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Guns N’ Roses’ […]

And the most streamed song of the century is … ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 11, 2018 / 3:55 PM GMT By Alyssa Newcomb This is the real life, this is not fantasy. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is now the most-streamed song of the 20th century, racking up more than […]

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Earns Another Major Honor

Keystone/Getty Images December 11, 2018 Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Earns Another Major Honor by Erica Banas The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has done wonders for the Queen catalog, as if it really needed much help.Per Universal Music Group, Queen’s epic track “Bohemian Rhapsody” has now passed 1.6 billion streams making it the world’s most-streamed song […]

Most streamed classic rock song ever — Quartzy

This is the real life and this is not fantasy: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed song from the 20th century, and the most-streamed classic rock song of all time. Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music company and Queen’s record label, announced this distinction for the band on Monday (Dec. 11). “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released […]

Folk Rock Opera “The Crest of a Wave” to be Released After Being Lost for 30 Years

The Crest of a Wave I had the pleasure of recording many of Nemo’s albums in the early 90’s but for me “The Crest of a Wave” was something very special. It is a truly unique fusion of folk, classical and rock music. Chris Kirby, Bournemouth England. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 11, 2018 Prolific […]

Def Leppard Win Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote

Def Leppard fans showed up with authority when it came to voting for the 2019 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary group won the fan vote with 547,647 votes, which accounted for 17 percent of all votes cast. According to, the British rockers topped the tally, followed by Stevie Nicks (427,844), […]