DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Firefly Music Festival is set to return to its four-day format next year after having cut this year's festival to three days.
LONDON (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group.
NEW YORK (AP) — The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76.
His agency Lookout Management says in a statement that Roberts died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tens of thousands of music fans are descending on central Delaware for the annual Firefly Music Festival.
Gates were to open at noon Friday for the eighth edition of the...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed "super fan" says he's extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty.
J.J. Cale, "Stay Around" (Because Music)
J.J. Cale's "Stay Around" is a posthumous collection of 15 previously unreleased tracks that is as authentic as any of the original and compilation...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, has died.
Young died of cancer Tuesday in California, according to spokeswoman Michelle Gutenstein-Hinz. She was 66. Additional details about her death were not immediately available.
John Mellencamp, "Other People's Stuff" (Republic Records)
In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium-scale rocker with an adventurous spirit.
He mostly fell short of the stature attained by contemporaries named Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, but he sometimes took bigger risks.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy.
The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville on Saturday to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of the former Northeast Park as Tom Petty Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy Music.
Nine other artists are returning to the ballot for another try, including Janet Jackson, Radiohead and The Cure.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty's family and former band members say it was like therapy to compile a four-disc box set of his music so quickly after he died.
"An American Treasure" went on sale Friday, four days short of a year after Petty died at age 66 of cardiac arrest. He and his band the Heartbreakers had just completed a triumphant concert tour with a show back home in Los Angeles.
Ann Wilson, "Immortal" (BMG)
Ann Wilson is one of rock's immortal performers, having earned her spot among the greatest vocalists of all-time. On "Immortal," an album of covers, the Heart singer pays tribute to artists who have died or bands who have had a key member pass on.
The result is an exciting, eye-opening look at largely obscure songs by big-name artists.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels made an appearance at a Maine strip club this week, just weeks after a former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump pleaded guilty to making payments to Daniels in violation of campaign finance laws.
Daniels was in Portland Wednesday for the first of a two-night performance at PT's Showclub. She danced for three songs, finishing her performance to "American Girl" by Tom Petty.
Aaron Lee Tasjan, "Karma for Cheap" (New West)
When performing on a cruise ship, Aaron Lee Tasjan has been known to play New York Dolls music that sends listeners fleeing for the exits. The amusing lesson: Don't try to pigeonhole this guy.
The one-time glam rocker has dabbled in Americana, and on tour does a hilarious Dylan-style talking blues. Now he's into ear candy.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Firefly Music Festival has been sold to AEG Presents, the producer behind Coachella.
Los Angeles-based AEG announced the acquisition of the Delaware festival in a statement Wednesday. The festival has been held annually at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, since 2012. It has hosted entertainers such as Chance the Rapper, Paul McCartney and Tom Petty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 1965 Gibson SG electric guitar owned by Tom Petty will be auctioned, along with one the late rocker's top hats.
Heritage Auctions announced Monday that the auction will occur on July 21. It says the guitar was played by Petty during his 1986 tour with Bob Dylan.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the guitar will benefit two Southern California charities, The Midnight Mission that helps the homeless and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City's new Hard Rock casino.
The Wild Feathers, "Greetings from the Neon Frontier" (Warner Music Nashville)
The Nashville-based Wild Feathers say they are falling back on their country roots on their latest album, and with tight harmonies and "take these city blues away" lyrics, there's some truth to that. But they also have turned the volume back up, reverting to the muscular sound that made their self-titled debut album so promising.
This is road music. It might make you step on the gas a little harder.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach promoted his campaign for Kansas governor during a recent parade by riding for the first time in a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on back — and quickly drew the kind of the social media criticism that's hovered around him for years.
American Aquarium, "Things Change" (New West)
American Aquarium is a most appropriate name for the band that made "Things Change," because frontman BJ Barham presents his life for all to see.
Earnest and intense, the North Carolina native sings about marriage, parenthood and divorcing his former band. He quotes his wife, his father and Tom Petty. He delves into his drinking, his politics and his passion for writing songs and righting wrongs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsey Buckingham will have to go his own way. The singer-guitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac.
The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham will not be on their new tour. The announcement came in two terse sentences at the bottom of a long news release announcing the new concerts.
"Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour," the statement said. "The band wishes Lindsey all the best."
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NEW YORK (AP) — With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children's music writer and one of the most successful contemporary songwriters of all time both calling his music the soundtrack of their lives.
During the Grammy telecast, a separate tribute to Petty was made by Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris, who performed Petty's "Wildflowers" with the lyrics "Sail away, kill off the hours/You belong somewhere you feel free."
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever wanted to play a guitar like one of your musical idols? An auction of high-profile instruments played by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty could give you that chance. (Unfortunately, talent and fame not included.)
Guernsey's is offering those instruments as well as amplifiers, tapes of musical performances and even the shirt of jazz great Thelonious Monk.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):
At 10:05 p.m., the Las Vegas Strip's bright lights dimmed for about 10 minutes to mark the passing of exactly a week since a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 at a country music festival.
Most casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard darkened their marquees briefly Sunday.