Category Archives: Rock Music News

Review: Def Leppard at Manchester Arena –

After a hugely successful world tour which saw ticket sales break the 1 million sales barrier, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard rolled into Manchester showcasing their 1987 masterpiece, Hysteria. As the show’s countdown elapsed to 00:00 on the big screen, the band took to the stage and immediately sought to go about […]

Steven Van Zandt further commits himself to promoting the glory—and legacy—of rock ’n’ roll

Steven Van Zandt has made his name as the lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, as Silvio Dante on the widely acclaimed The Sopranos TV show and as the driving force behind the Underground Garage syndicated radio show and satellite radio station. And now, the man better known as Little Steven […]

New Album From Prog Rock Artist Steve Hackett

Guitarist and songwriter Steve Hackett doesn’t shirk from the term or his categorization as a “Prog Rock” artist. That’s perhaps not surprising, given his tenure with Genesis in the ‘70s, as well as the possessor of a discography inching toward 30 solo albums in addition to other collaborations of intricate and challenging rock and roll. […]

5 things to know Thursday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:33 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018 Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, also known as VSS Unity, undergoes checks before its next test flight at the company’s private facility in Mojave, California. The illustration of the woman floating in space on the fuselage is said to be drawn from a youthful photo of founder […]

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is now the most-streamed song from the 20th century

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Christmas Albums By Rodney Crowell And The Monkees Capture The Spirit Of The Season

Copyright 2018 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Every year, pop music artists release new albums of Christmas music. Some of them cover familiar holiday songs. Others write new material for the season. Rock critic Ken Tucker listened to a big batch of new releases and […]

Indescribable: The Whiskey Jerks defy musical classification

Violin player Anna Bekolay and guitar player Peter Abanyi play during a rehearsal at the bands practice space in Saskatoon,Sk on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Kayle Neis / Saskatoon StarPhoenix It’s almost impossible to classify The Whiskey Jerks by a musical genre. They describe themselves as a “klezmer, country-blues, gypsy-punk, rock and jazz with clever […]

12th Annual Rock for Tots Toy Drive and Concert | Zombies | Live Music

This year’s Rock for Tots will take the holidays to the tropics with an Island Edition of the long-running charity event. Expect more reggae and chilled out vibes than a Trans-Siberian Orchestra-esque onslaught of face-melting guitar. So, take a break from the hectic and depression-inducing season to mellow out to some of […]