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The late Chuck Berry's family have released a new single from his upcoming final album, 'Chuck', which comes out on June 16th.
The tune, like the rest of his album, is dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta.
'SMELL THE ROSES'
Ex- Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has released the debut song from his first new album in 25 years, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?', which comes out on June 2nd.
Waters describes the album as "part magic carpet ride, part political rant, past anguish".
You just know it's going to be ALL good!
Check out the rockin' first single from Styx's forthcoming album, 'The Mission', which comes out on June 16th!
NEW SGT. PEPPER DOC
The Beatles' landmark album, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in June and a new documentary is set to be released to mark the occaison.
The film, "It Was 50 Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond", will come out on DVD on July 3rd.
ROCK GETAWAY ANNOUNCED
Arriba!!! An impressive lineup of artists have signed on to take part in the first ever 11 day 'Rock Getaway' music festival that will take place in Mexico from October 26th through November 5th!
It will feature Steve Miller Band, The Who's Roger Daltrey, Bad Company, Foreigner, Don Henley, Santana, George Thorogood, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Don Felder, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and more!
4, 7 and 11 day packages are available.
What a trip that would be!
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY LYRIC VIDEO
As Queen get ready to hit the road for their summer tour with Adam Lambert, they've released the latest in their series of new lyric videos, this time, for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!
The Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour will include a stop at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on July 2nd.
CLASS OF 2017
Check out highlights from this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony!
HBO will broadcast the show on April 29th.
THE CLASSIC EAST & WEST
The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac have confirmed that they'll be headlining a star-packed bi-coastal classic rock music festival this summer!
The Classic West goes July 15th & 16th in Los Angeles.
The Classic East happens in New York on July 29th and 30th.
Both will feature The eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on the first night, followed by Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on the second night.
One ticket covers both nights. They go on sale Friday, April 7th via ticketmaster.ca
JOE PERRY INTERVIEW
In a new interview, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry talks about the band's Aero-Vederci Baby! tour, new music, Chuck Berry and more!
METALLICA ROCK BRAZIL
Metallica headlined Lollapalooza Brazil on March 25th and pro video of the full set has been posted!
The band's 'World Wired' tour will include a stop at Vancouver's BC Place on August 14th.
Fromer Boston drummer Sib Hashian (pictured center) passed away suddenly on March 22nd.
Hashian appeared on Boston's self-titled debut album and it's follow-up, 1978's 'Don't Look Back'. He was 67 years old.
Late rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry's first new album in 38 years, 'Chuck', will be released on June 16th.
The album includes 10 songs, eight of them written by Berry. Chec out the first single, 'Big Boys', above!
QUEEN MONOPOLY COMING!
If you're a fan of Queen AND Monopoly...you're in luck!
Guitarist Brian May has announced that Queen Monopoly will be coming out in May!
They've been secretly developping the game for a year. It'll take fans through major moments throughout the band's career and will feature Queen inspired player tokens like the robot from the "News of the World" cover, a bicycle for "Bicycle Race" and Brian May's guitar.
STEVIE IN ROLLING STONE
Stevie Nicks talks with Rolling Stone about life, aging, and the future of Fleetwood Mac.
ATOM HEART MOTHER
Pink Floyd are streaming rare video of a 1970 French TV performance of "Atom Heart Mother" as a preview to the March 24 release of a series of individual volumes from "The Early Years 1965-1972" box set.
The U.K. postal service launched the new David Bowie stamps into space!
Check it out the dizzying video!
Robert Plant offered a rare performance of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' during a guest turn with violinist Nigel Kenedy at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (March 14).
He hasn't sung it since Led Zeppelin's reunion at the O2 Arena in London in 2007.
ALL I GOT IS YOU
Deep Purple have released a video for their new single 'All I Got Is You', from their forthcoming album, 'InFinite'.
The group's 20th album comes out on April 7th.
'THE WALL' ON THE WALL
The original paintings created for Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' will be made available for purchase for the very first time.
San Francisco Art Exchange will make 11 original paintings available, each one created and hand-selected by English artist Gerald Scarfe.
They'll probably snag some serious coin!
Pink Floyd are streaming rare video of a 1968 performance originally broadcast on the BBC TV program 'The Sound Of Change', as a preview to the March 24 release of six individual volumes from last November's 'The Early Years 1965- 1972' box set.
HOW IT SOULD HAVE BEEN
Metallica have released video of their Grammys dress rehearsal with Lady Gaga.
Their live performance was marred by an unplugged microphone for frontman James Hetfield.
Now we know what it SHOULD HAVE sounded like.
NEW WATERS SET FOR MAY
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has confirmed a release date for 'Is This the Life We Really Want'.
His new studio album, the first in 25 years, comes out on May 19th!
'GUARDIANS' ROCK THE MAC
Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' is prominently featured in the latest trailer for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2'! The film comes out May 5th.
RARE PINK FLOYD CLIP
Check out this rare Pink Floyd TV appearance from 1967! It was filmed for a program called 'Scene- Underground at the UFO Club in London'.
The song is 'Interstellar Overdrive', an instrumental piece from the album 'The Piper at the gates of Dawn'
WHOLE LOTTA LIVE
If you're lucky enough to get the AXS channel as part of your cable subsription package, then you'll love this...
AXS TV will air 'Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters: Live at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption' on Sunday, March 5th.
Watch their rendition of the Led Zep classic, 'Whole Lotta Love', above.
'TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX' LIVE
The Doors are streaming a 1967 live recording of 'Twentieth Century Fox', taken from the upcoming 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their debut album.
It comes out on March 31st.
'MY BRAVE FACE' DEMO
Paul McCartney has posted the original demo of 'My Brave Face', which he wrote with Elvis Costello.
The demo will appear as a bonus track on the remastered and expanded edition of his 1989 album, 'Flowers in the Dirt', which comes out on March 24th.
DUNCAN ACCEPTS FOR DAD
Watch David Bowie's son Duncan Jones accept the BRIT Award for album of the year on his dad's behalf.
CROWDFUNDING FOR BOWIE MEMORIAL
Some David Bowie fans have launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a three-story lightening bolt statue to honor the late music legend.
The statue, whose design would be similar to the iconic cover of Bowie's 1973 album 'Aladdin Sane', would be located in his home town of Brixton, south London.
'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' COMING TO HBO
HBO announced that they will broadcast the documentary 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' sometime this year.
The film includes interviews with Bowie and his collaborators, footage of the making of his musical 'Lazarus', as well as his final two albums 'The Next Day' and 'Blackstar'.
The exact broadcast date has not been revealed yet.
NEW WATERS COMING
Former Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters, has announced the tilte of what will be his first album of new material in 25 years.
There is no release date set for 'Is This The Life We Really Want?', but Water's Facebook page promises that the album is "coming soon".
No doubt, it'll be worth the wait.
Deep Purple have posted a promo video for their forthcoming album "InFinite", which comes out on April 7th.
The band recorded it last year in Nashville with legendary producer Bob Ezrin.
Deep Purple will be hitting the road with Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter Group for a late summer tour. The Only Canadian date so far is Toronto on September 2nd.
R.I.P. JOHN WETTON 1949 - 2017
Bassis and singer for Asia, John Wetton, has passed away at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer.
Wetton's carreer included stints with King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and more.
NEW 'WHAT IS LIFE' VIDEO
46 years after its release, George Harrison's "What Is Life" finally has an official video to coincide with his vinyl collection re-release in February!
THE END OF (A) SAGA
After 40 years and 21 albums, Canadian prog rock band Saga is calling it quits.
Read more here.
Sony agreed to buy out the remaining 50% interest in the catalog from Michael Jackson's estate last year for $750 million.
Read the full story here.
Glenn Frey's friend and fellow Detroit rocker Bob Seger is paying tribute to him with "Glenn Song", his first new song in 2 years.
Seger is offering it as a free download at bobseger.com
NEW WATERS COMING
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is giving fans a small taste of his first album of new material in 25 years!
No word yet on when the album will come out.
Waters kicks will bring his "Us + Them" tour to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on October 28th
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T...
Bon Jovi is holing a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour!
Artists can upload videos of themselves performing original music, and promoters Live Nation will pick 10 finalists. Bon Jovi management will then choose winners from the finalists to perform 20 minute sets.
An EP of David Bowie's final recordings has been released to mark the late singer's 70th birthday on January 8th.
Check out the new video for the title track, "No Plan", above.
BOWIE FOR CHARITY
A large crowd of David Bowie fans convened in London on Sunday night (Jan. 8) for a charity concert to celebrate the late artist's legendary career.
The show included performanced by past members of his touring band. Other guests included Bowie's close friend, actor Gary Oldman and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott.
The three hour show was backed by the LondonCommunity Gospel Choir and a string section.
THE JOSHUA TOUR
U2 has officially annouced a stadium tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Grammy Award winning album "The Joshua Tree"!
The tour will include a stop at Vancouver's BC Place on May 12th! Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, January 17th!
Metallica surprised staff at a Los Angeles grocery store by leading them in a rendition of their 1991 hit "Enter Sandman".
The visit was being filmed for an episode of comedian Billy Eichner's TV series "Billy on the Street".
"WHO KNOWS METALLICA?"
Watch the guys from Metallica face off against a superfan in a game of Metallica trivia on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73.
Jagger welcomed the birth of his son with his girlfriend, 29 year-old American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, in New York earlier today (Dec. 8).
The as-yet-unnamed baby boy is Mick's 8th child, and is younger than his great-granddaughter.
He's already a great-uncle. Wrap your head around that one!
DOWNIE "WALKS WITH THE STARS"
The Assembly Of First Nations honoured Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie in Quebec yesterday (Dec. 6) for his work on Reconciliation.
The Assembly gave a very emotional Downie a star blanket and he participated in a naming ceremony. He was given the name "walks with the stars" in the Lakota language.
NEW STONES VIDEO
The Rolling Stones have released the first video for a track from their new album of blues covers, "Blue & Lonesome".
"Ride 'Em On Down" features actress Kristen Stewart joyriding through city streetsin a badass blue Mustang GT.
It. Is. Slick!
The album comes out today (Dec. 2nd).
"SOMETHING FOR NOTHING"
RUSH are streaming an unreleased live outtake of "Something For Nothing" as a preview of the expanded 40th anniversary edition of their 1976 album "2112", which comes out on December 16th!
"PARANOID" ON POPS
Black Sabbath have released a video of their 1970 performance of 'Paranoid' on the long running UK T.V. show Top Of The Pops.
The band is nearing the end of their final tour, which wraps up in their home town of Birmingham, England in February.
RUSH DONATES TO DOWNEY FUND
Canadian Music Week will honour RUSH as the 2017 recipients of the Humanitarian Spirit Award this coming April.
A potion of the prize is a $40,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
The band have decided to give it to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Way to go guys!
QUEEN+LAMBERT "LIVE IN JAPAN"
Queen & Adam Lambert have released a video preview for their upcoming package, "Live In Japan", which comes out in a variety of formats on December 20th!
RUSH ON FAMILY GUY
Giggity! RUSH have appeared on the latest episode of Family Guy!
THAT'S SOME LULLABY!
Metallica joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show music room to perform their classic track, "Enter Sandman", with classroom instruments!
Metallica's first new album in 10 years, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", comes out tomorrow!!! (Nov. 18)
IMAGINE ANGRY JOHN LENNON!
An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and his then-wife Linda McCartney following the breakup of the Beatles has been put up for auction.
Although undated, it's estimated that it was written in 1971, shortly before Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono moves to the U.S.
It's expected to fetch more than $20,000.
The Bad Boys from Boston are calling it quits. Aerosmith have announced the first series of dates for a 2017 farewell tour.
No North American dates yet. We'll keep you posted.
BARNEY BENTALL INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Canada's own Barney Bentall about his show with The Cariboo Express at the Delta Grand on November 24th!
The show is a fundraiser for the B.C. Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupon Program.
Get your tickets at selectyourtickets.com
TOM COCHRANE INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Canadian music legend Tom Cochrane!
Tom brings his "Mad Mad World 25" tour to Prospera Place on Friday, March 3rd!
"HATE TO SEE YOU GO" VIDEO
The Rolling Stones have released a video for their version of the Little Walter classic, "Hate To See You Go", from their forthcoming blues cover album, "Blue & Lonesome", due out December 2nd!
THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA
The Boss performed at Hillary Clinton's rally in Philly last night (Nov 7), playing acoustic versions of "Thunder Road", "Long Walk Home" and "Dancing in the Dark".
YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK 'N' ROLL!
Twisted Sister are sharing video from the final U.S. show of their 40th anniversary farewell tour.
The band will wrap up their live career in Monterrey, Mexico on November 12th.
MY FAIRY KING
Queen have posted a lyric video for "My Fairy King" which was recorded during the band's live radio debut on the BBC in February of 1973- five months before the release of their debut album.
The new video is the latest preview of the upcoming "Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions" box set which comes out on Friday. (Nov. 4)
COOPER ON KIMMEL
Check out shock rocker Alice Cooper performing his 1972 classic "Elected" on the Halloween episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
YOU GO GIRL!
For the first time in its history, Glamour magazine has chosen a man as one of their "Women of the Year". That man is U2's Bono.
The singer was picked for the honor in large part because of his charity ONE, which just launched a campaign called "Poverty Is Sexist" in order to help impoverished women around the world.
Metallica have given fans a Halloween treat as they unleashed the latest single from their upcoming album, 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', which comes out on October 18th!
WELCOME TO INFINITE WARFARE
Guns 'n' Roses provides the soundtrack to a new trailer for the upcoming video game 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'!
It comes out on November 4th for PS4 and Xbox One.
RUSH have shared another clip from their upcoming tour documentary, 'Time Stand Still', which premieres for one night only at Landmark Cinemas Grand 10 on November 3rd!
Triumph's Rik Emmett is streaming samples of all the songs from his upcoming album 'RES9'.
The album features Emmett's touring band- Resolution 9 and guest appearances by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
'RES9' comes out on November 11th.
STEVE VAI INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Steve Vai ahead of his October 18th performance at the KCT!
DAVID CROSBY INTERVIEW ON K96.3
GEORGE THOROGOOD INTERVIEW ON K96.3
Check out our full interview with the "badder than ever" George Thorogood!