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...
Pegi Young, musician and activist, dead at 66
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.
Review: Mellencamp puts fearless touch on American classics
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.
Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor
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.
Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees
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 Tom Petty set a form of therapy for his family and band
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.
Review: Wilson keeps ‘Immortal’ tracks alive on covers album
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.
Stormy Daniels makes an appearance in Portland club
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.
Review: Engaging pop potpourri from Aaron Lee Tasjan
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.
Fleetwood Mac is coming to Cleveland without Lindsey Buckingham
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fleetwood Mac plans to keep on going even without one of its central figures.
Less than a month after firing longtime member Lindsey Buckingham from the band, Fleetwood Mac has announced its North American tour, which includes a stop at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, Oct. 26. Buckingham will be replaced by singer-guitarist Neil Finn and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.
Vic Ferrari and the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute band Free Fallin will headline this year's musical lineup for Beaver Dam Lake Days.
The full 3-day lineup for the festival, which will take place July 5-7 in Tahoe Park, was released Tuesday.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2018: 7 amazing highlights
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Saturday's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony at Public Hall didn't have the biggest names in rock history. But it proved to be one of the more eclectic ceremonies in recent history.
Just about every inductee produced a standout moment. But it was the contemporary acts paying homage to their heroes that stood out. Here are seven highlights to look forward to when the show airs May 5 on HBO.
The Killers open 2018 Rock Hall Ceremony with Tom Petty tribute
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame managed to sneak a few surprises into its 2018 Induction Ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall Saturday night. And that included the opening.
The Killers hit the stage at the onset of the ceremony to perform a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl."
Rock Hall 2018: Predicting the setlist for Saturday's ceremony
CLEVELAND, Ohio – What will Saturday's Rock & Roll Hall Fame Ceremony look and sound like?
It's a question fans ask every year. However, 2018 presents an even more mystery.
There are two artists who will get tributes that seem wide open in terms of what songs could be performed. Then there is Dire Straits' induction, which may not even feature a performance.
Lindsey Buckingham will NOT tour with Fleetwood Mac this summer, and "Rolling Stone" says it's because he was FIRED.
He'll be replaced by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
Lindsey Buckingham has parted ways with Fleetwood Mac.
The 68-year-old guitarist has left the group just months before they are due to embark on a tour, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House's Neil Finn will replace him for the live dates.
The 'Go Your Own Way' hitmakers said in a statement: "Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey all the best."
Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham: Chuck Yarborough
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fleetwood Mac has fired guitarist, songwriter and singer Lindsey Buckingham.
The ouster apparently was over a dispute about the set list for an upcoming tour by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, according to Rolling Stone.
Some outlets reported that Buckingham, who initially joined the band in 1974 and wrote or co-wrote some of the group's most famous songs ("Tusk,'' "Go Your Own Way"), had left of his own volition.
Not a rumor: Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac part ways
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."
DeKALB – DeKalb resident Ephraim Bugumba can empathize with the late, great Tom Petty: The waiting is, in fact, the hardest part.
Here's the cool part, though: The 22-year-old former war refugee and frequent House Cafe performer has made the cut, and is part of the field of 200 musicians still in the running this season of ABC's "American Idol."
Wasn’t it Tom Petty who sang about the waiting being the hardest part?
The PIAA Class 6A boys basketball semifinal between Hazleton Area and Abraham Lincoln high schools was postponed from tonight to 1 p.m. Saturday because of the winter storm that has impacted travel throughout eastern Pennsylvania.
The game — which originally was scheduled for Tuesday night — will be the opener of a state semifinal doubleheader at Freedom High School in Bethlehem.
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Classic rock makes up much of the 18-act lineup for this year's Foellinger Theatre Concert Series.
Announced Tuesday, the lineup includes Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, the Beach Boys, the Little River Band, Ted Nugent and tribute bands for Tom Petty and Elton John.
Comedian and former late-night host Jay Leno is scheduled to perform Aug. 4.
DEKALB – DeKalb Corn Fest organizers released the annual celebration's Aug. 24 to 26 musical lineup in a Facebook post Monday morning.
The 41st Corn Fest will be held Aug. 24 to 26 in downtown DeKalb on Lincoln Highway, between First and Fourth Street. All shows are free to the public, and there is a $5 admission fee to enter the sound stage area.
New IMAX film ‘Backyard Wilderness’ to open at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
There are so many once-in-a-lifetime moments in the new IMAX film, “Backyard Wilderness,” it’s impossible to say which is most powerful. (Like which of your kids do you love the most?)
It might be the scene where a wood duck hatches in its nest, 70 feet up in the cavity of a tree. Or when it leaps down (to the sound of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”), landing on the leafy forest floor before following its mother to a pond.
Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty's 'Room at the Top' during the Oscars In Memoram segment on Sunday (04.03.18).
The Pearl Jam frontman took to the stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre to provide the soundtrack to a video montage honouring the Hollywood figures who had passed away over the last year.
Jennifer Garner introduced the segment and said: "Every storyteller knows that there is no joy without sorrow.
Grammy winner Chris Stapleton announces July 19 show at Spokane Arena
Fresh off of a busy weekend, country singer Chris Stapleton has announced dates for the “All-American Road Show” tour, including a July 19 performance at the Spokane Arena.
The tour follows Stapleton’s wins for Best Country Album (“From A Room: Volume 1”), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th Grammy Awards, which were held Sunday.
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- DJ Khaled rocks the Grammy red carpet with his son
- Rita Ora talks about unity against harassment
- Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett catch up at Grammy Awards
- What the white rose represents to Khalid
- Reba McEntire dishes on her role as KFC's Colonel Sanders
- Joy Villa takes to the carpet in a pro-life dress
- Maren Morris talks about her nomination
- Ice-T on the show's move to NYC
- Chris Stapleton tears up before Petty tribute
- Setting up at the Grammys
‘It’s such a loss’ _ Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards
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."
Tom Petty's daughter has insisted her late father was not addicted to drugs, after it was confirmed his death was caused by an accidental overdose.
The 'I Won't Back Down' hitmaker passed away back in October at the age of 66 and the coroner announced on Friday (19.01.18) that his death was a result of an "over use of medication".
The sale price for Tom Petty's house has been dropped by almost half a million dollars.
The 'I Won't Back Down' hitmaker put his Thousand Oaks property on the market for $5.985 million just a few months before he passed away in October at the age of 66 but it has now been relisted with a price of $5.495 million.
TMZ reports the 5,300 square foot property has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is just nine miles from Malibu.
Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose.
The 'I Won't Back Down' hitmaker passed away back in October at the age of 66 and the coroner has now ruled that the singer died after an "over use of medication".
Mo'Nique calls out Netflix
Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose
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.
John Allen Stephens is working on "maximalist modern pop." Jazz diva Tianna Hall is putting her sultry spin on the music of Whitesnake and Debbie Gibson. Giant Kitty is revving up punk anthems. Kam Franklin of The Suffers is covering nu metal favorites.
The first of two Tom Petty trubute concerts honored the late musician at Mr. Smalls in Millvale Friday night.
The event, dubbed Pittsburgh Plays Petty, featured more than 40 musicians will continue Jan. 6. It was conceived by musician Cory Muro (The Emo Band, Punchline) and talent buyer Joshua Bakaitus of Mr. Smalls. The unique project matches musicians with others they have never played with before.
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017
They made music that inspired legions of fans.
Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017
They made music that inspired legions of fans.
Rock 'n' roll founding father Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
From Mary Tyler Moore to Tom Petty: Remembering celebrities we lost in 2017 (video)
From Mary Tyler Moore to Tom Petty: Remembering celebrities we lost in 2017 (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As 2017 draws to a close, and a new year approaches, we look back on what the past 12 months brought us, as well as what and who we lost.
This year many major influencers in the world of music, news and sports passed away, but their legacies will remain for a long time. The biggest names include rock legends Chuck Berry and Tom Petty and screen stars Mary Tyler Moore, Della Reese and Jerry Lewis.
Tom Petty wasn't as charismatic as Prince. He didn't have the fashion sense of David Bowie. He wasn't as influential as Fats Domino or Chuck Berry, or as effervescent as Glen Campbell.
But Petty's death on Oct. 2, 2017, was deeply felt by fans and musicians who can't remember what life was like without his music.
Gene Simmons will "keep going until he drops dead".
The 68-year-old musician has vowed to continue with his music for as long as he can but admits he does think about death.
He said: "In my 20s I never thought about death. Now, at 68, I do. But when you see the finishing line coming, you don't stop. Look at Jagger! Look at McCartney! If you stop, your heart starts to die. Lack of activity makes you die younger and badly. I'm going to keep going until I drop dead."
Tropical Latin dance classes with JoLynne Keiser, Kankakee Valley Park District classes, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Grapes & Hops, 251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee. For more information, call Keiser at 815-932-0360.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. today, Village Pub, 235 W. Broadway St., Bradley.
Vern N Vern playing acoustic guitar music, 5 to 8 p.m. today, The Office Bar & Grill, 5986 E. Illinois Route 17, Kankakee.