Rock music

Poet and songwriter Pete Brown, who co-wrote some hit songs for the rock supergroup Cream in the 1960s, has died.
Famed rock ‘n’ roll session drummer Jim Gordon has died at age 77. Gordon backed Eric Clapton and The Beach Boys before being diagnosed with schizophrenia and going to prison for killing his mother.
It’s been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson’s last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon.
David Crosby has died at 81. Several media outlets, including the New York Times, say the musician died Wednesday.
Lisa Marie Presley may have been dubbed a “rock princess,” but she staked claim as a singer-songwriter, even as she bore the legacy of her father.
“Heart-Shaped Bruise” by Etta Marcus (Polydor)

Etta Marcus hates being called a sad girl. Her major label debut, “Heart-Shaped Bruise,” features its share of pain and loss, but the singer-songwriter comes out swinging from the opening track, “Nosebleed,” singing “I’m the b(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk) that broke your nose.”
TOKYO (AP) — Four of Japan’s biggest rock stars formed a new band, The Last Rockstars, in a race against time to preserve the spirit of rock music.
Grab your toilet paper. Bring a flashlight. Don’t forget a newspaper — or your fishnets. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film’s birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the invitation to be inappropriate and one of its o
“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” (Little, Brown)

Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll memoir.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday designated a beloved rock musician, a key ally of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny and four other people as “foreign agents,” alleging they engaged in unspecified political activities while receiving funding from Ukraine.
Drummer Jerry Allison, who played and co-wrote songs with rock pioneer and childhood friend Buddy Holly and whose future wife inspired the classic “Peggy Sue,” has died.
Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight has sold at auction for $6.18 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rock musical space odyssey. Star Wars goes to Warped Tour, all grown up. And it’ll make you want to dance.
James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died.
The Florida house where Lynyrd Skynyrd rock legend Ronnie Van Zant and his brothers Donnie and Johnny grew up is on the market for $629,000.
American rocker Iggy Pop, known as “the godfather of punk”, and Ensemble Intercontemporain, a contemporary music orchestra based in Paris, have won the 2022 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish music award.
Buzz always emanates at the Sundance Film Festival from its music documentaries. At last year’s virtual festival, Questlove’s “Summer of Soul (or ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do Justin Bieber, Elton John and Dua Lipa have in common with Miley Cyrus, Metallica, Sam Smith and Stevie Wonder?
Russian rock musician, poet and actor Pyotr Mamonov has died at the age of 70. Mamonov died on Thursday at a Moscow hospital after two weeks in artificial coma on a ventilator after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Fans have converged on Paris to pay tribute to mythic rock figure Jim Morrison 50 years after his death.
Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV, has died. She was 59.
In 1968, the year “Hey Jude” hit the charts, Richard Thompson turned down an invitation to Paul McCartney’s birthday party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty once described him as one of rock music’s most well-kept secrets, and Chris Hillman is fine with that.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spend a few minutes with Liam Gallagher and it’s clear the rocker hasn’t lost any of his bravado, right down to counting himself among the greats in rock history.
Rocker Alice Cooper closed the first edition of the Domination music festival in Mexico City with a concert that included his classic straitjacket routine, a guillotine and many costume changes.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1969, dreams of a new society played out in muddy wonder at the Woodstock music festival and in murderous parody during the Manson rampage in Los Angeles.
BEIJING (AP) — It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view.
SEATTLE (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed himself.
Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, the Red Clay Strays have been together for less than two years yet are already touring the country with their roots rock and country stylings.