Category Archives: Rock Music News

Chicago rock jock to meet Region radio fans | Music

The Lake County Public Library (1919 81st Ave./U.S. 30) in Merrillville hosts Chicago radio broadcaster and author Mitch Michaels at 6 p.m. Friday for a free public speaking engagement and book signing. Michaels just released his rockin’ new memoir “Doin’ The Cruise,” co-authored with Northwest Indiana writer Ken Churilla of Highland. The appearance is presented […]

Catch Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, and Lynyrd Skynyrd at RockFest 80’s

Roy Anthony is a self-described “L.A. boy” who grew up frequenting the famed rock ‘n’ roll dive bars on the city’s Sunset Strip. The Roxy, Troubadour, and Whisky are clubs so legendary they attained one-name status during the time they served as pressure cooker incubators for bands from The Doors in the ’60s, to Mötley Crüe […]

Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Dead At 89 : The Two-Way : NPR

A 1967 portrait of Fats Domino. The singer and pianist died Oct. 24 at age 89. Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images A 1967 portrait of Fats Domino. The singer and pianist died Oct. 24 at age 89. Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Fats Domino, one of […]

Greta Van Fleet introduces itself to Arizona in Tucson show | Music

Rialto Theatre was packed Wednesday night for the Arizona debut of Michigan rock quartet Greta Van Fleet, a show that was originally scheduled for the much-smaller University of Arizona area club The Rock. The venue swap came after the band — siblings Josh Kiszka, Sam Kiszka and Jake Kiszka, with Danny Wagner on drums — […]

How Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner built and lost a rock-and-roll empire

In 1967, Jann Wenner loaded himself into a slingshot and fired himself across the next half-century of pop culture. In the new book “Sticky Fingers,” biographer Joe Hagan chronicles how Wenner created Rolling Stone magazine and became the gatekeeper of rock music — and eventually, all pop culture. “To get a magazine in the mail, […]

Bob Dylan’s ‘Trouble No More’ examines the gospel years, 1979-81

On one hand, it’s no great mystery that when Bob Dylan seemed to find new faith around 1979, a lot of fans and Dylanologists lost theirs — in him. On the other, Dylan’s track record for musical revelation was so firmly established by that time that he could have put out an album of songs […]