Rock music http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35082/all en Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry lead Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/aerosmiths-tyler-perry-lead-songwriters-hall-fame-inductees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Aerosmith song-writing duo Steven Tyler and Joe Perry headline this year's class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the organization said on Friday.</p> <p>Singer Tyler and guitarist Perry wrote such rock classics as "Dream On," "Walk This Way" and "Love in an Elevator" since the band formed in 1970 and went on to win four Grammy awards.</p> <p>Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/aerosmiths-tyler-perry-lead-songwriters-hall-fame-inductees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Rock music Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:30:33 +0000 5763697 at http://www.globalpost.com Matchbox Twenty to take the stage at Rock in Rio 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/matchbox-twenty-take-the-stage-at-rock-rio-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (EFE).- Veteran U.S. rock band Matchbox Twenty, with more than 30 million discs sold, will be one of the attractions at Rock in Rio 2013, the organizers announced Friday.</p> <p>The band led by singer and pianist Rob Thomas, which has never performed in Brazil before, will be one of the big draws on the night of Sept. 20 at the Palco Mundo, the festival's main stage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/matchbox-twenty-take-the-stage-at-rock-rio-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian rock Heavy metal Rock music Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:17:02 +0000 5767084 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. rock band Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-rock-band-stone-temple-pilots-fire-singer-scott-weiland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Rock band Stone Temple Pilots on Wednesday said they had fired singer Scott Weiland - a decision which appeared to have surprised the band's founding member and the voice behind the its biggest hits of the 1990s.</p> <p>"Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland," the band, which now consists of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, said in a statement.</p> <p>The band declined to give a reason for firing Weiland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-rock-band-stone-temple-pilots-fire-singer-scott-weiland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grunge Music Rock music Scott Weiland Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:00:42 +0000 5768896 at http://www.globalpost.com David Bowie releases first album in decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/david-bowie-releases-first-album-decade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British rock icon David Bowie released his first album in a decade Thursday, streaming the comeback record exclusively on iTunes.</p> <p>The highly anticipated surprise release -- coming more than a week before its commercial launch on March 12 -- will be streamed on Apple's media player until the album is formally made available in stores.</p> <p>On his official Facebook page, Bowie said that fans would have a chance in the coming days to win signed "deluxe" copies of the album if they indicate their favorite tracks.</p> <p>"Spread the word children," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/david-bowie-releases-first-album-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bowie Music Music industry Rock music Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:56:51 +0000 5770502 at http://www.globalpost.com New album showcases Jimi Hendrix innovations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/new-album-showcases-jimi-hendrix-innovations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 42 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is making a comeback with a new album that brings together a dozen innovative studio recordings from 1968 and 1969.</p> <p>"'People, Hell and Angels' showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio," said Experience Hendrix, which oversees his estate, and Legacy Recordings, a Sony music unit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/new-album-showcases-jimi-hendrix-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Janie Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Music Rock music AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:01:51 +0000 5774467 at http://www.globalpost.com Black Sabbath guitarist pens Armenia's Eurovision song entry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/black-sabbath-guitarist-pens-armenias-eurovision-song-entry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written the music for Armenia's entry to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, bringing a heavy metal pioneer to an event described by the media as a "kitschfest" and "bad taste party".</p> <p>The musician, a founding member of the influential British band, said the song called "Lonely Planet" was a "demo idea" which was eventually voted Armenia's Eurovision contender.</p> <p>It is due to be performed by the Dorians in the semi-finals on May 16 in Malmo, Sweden, Iommi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/black-sabbath-guitarist-pens-armenias-eurovision-song-entry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Black Sabbath Entertainment Music Rock music Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:30:42 +0000 5775293 at http://www.globalpost.com Smashed KISS guitar at a throwaway price of $5,500 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/smashed-kiss-guitar-at-throwaway-price-5500 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, March 7 (Reuters) - Die-hard KISS fans looking for the ultimate in concert memorabilia from the group's current Australian tour need search no more. Why not acquire a guitar smashed onstage "in your honour" by guitarist Paul Stanley - for a mere $5,500?</p> <p>Stanley, also a singer in the U.S. hard rock group known for its garish makeup, will also be selling the microphone he sings into for $3,000, along with special microphone and guitar combination packages, his website said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/smashed-kiss-guitar-at-throwaway-price-5500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kiss Paul Stanley Rock music Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 04:45:17 +0000 5775710 at http://www.globalpost.com Black Sabbath guitarist writes Armenia Eurovision song http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/black-sabbath-guitarist-writes-armenia-eurovision-song <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The guitarist of British rock band Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi, has composed the music for Armenia's entry to this year's Eurovision song contest, the performers said Thursday.</p> <p>"Iommi's rock ballad 'Lonely Planet' will be performed by Armenian rock singer Gor Sujyan and his band, Dorians," the group's spokeswoman Diana Hovannisyan told AFP.</p> <p>"The manager of the Dorians asked Tony Iommi to write a song for the Armenian participants of Eurovision and he kindly accepted the request," she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/black-sabbath-guitarist-writes-armenia-eurovision-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian music Armenian rock Rock music Technology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:00:40 +0000 5776196 at http://www.globalpost.com Museum cancels heavy metal gig, fearing noise damage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/museum-cancels-heavy-metal-gig-fearing-noise-damage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) has cancelled an experimental concert by extreme metal band Napalm Death, fearing the noise level could damage the 104-year-old building.</p> <p>Ceramic artist Keith Harrison from the V&amp;A, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, collaborated with Napalm Death on a set to be played through a sculptural sound system which would disintegrate under decibel stress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/museum-cancels-heavy-metal-gig-fearing-noise-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heavy metal Heavy metal subgenres Rock music Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:45:22 +0000 5788688 at http://www.globalpost.com Starman: London show hails rock icon David Bowie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/starman-london-show-hails-rock-icon-david-bowie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outrageous costumes and hand-scrawled lyrics are among hundreds of items going on show in a major London retrospective tracing David Bowie's relentless self-reinventions over five decades.</p> <p>Charting the British singer's rise to fame and his reincarnations as Ziggy Stardust and other outlandish alter egos, the "David Bowie Is" exhibition has become the fastest-selling show in the Victoria and Albert Museum's history ahead of its launch on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/starman-london-show-hails-rock-icon-david-bowie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bowie English people Music Rock music AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:30:44 +0000 5788833 at http://www.globalpost.com David Bowie exhibition breaks box office records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/david-bowie-exhibition-breaks-box-office-records <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Ziggy played guitar. But as a new exhibition devoted to singer David Bowie's long and innovative career makes clear, he also wrote lyrics, checked every detail of his outlandish costumes, appeared in movies and helped design his own stage sets.</p> <p>"David Bowie is", which runs from March 23 to August 11, has broken box office records at London's Victoria &amp; Albert Museum, with 50,000 advance tickets sold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/david-bowie-exhibition-breaks-box-office-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bowie Human Interest Music Rock music Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:00:32 +0000 5788857 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Starman: London show hails rock icon David Bowie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/corrected-starman-london-show-hails-rock-icon-david-bowie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outrageous costumes and hand-scrawled lyrics are among hundreds of items going on show in a major London retrospective tracing David Bowie's relentless self-reinventions over five decades.</p> <p>Charting the British singer's rise to fame and his reincarnations as Ziggy Stardust and other outlandish alter egos, the "David Bowie Is" exhibition has become the fastest-selling show in the Victoria and Albert Museum's history ahead of its launch on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/corrected-starman-london-show-hails-rock-icon-david-bowie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bowie English people Music Rock music AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:46:20 +0000 5788992 at http://www.globalpost.com Bon Jovi edges out David Bowie to top Billboard album chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/bon-jovi-edges-out-david-bowie-top-billboard-album-chart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rock band Bon Jovi beat British singer David Bowie to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday.</p> <p>Bon Jovi, fronted by Jon Bon Jovi, notched their fifth No. 1 album with "What About Now," which sold 101,000 copies in its debut week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p>Bowie, 66, a pioneer of Britain's glam rock movement in the 1970s and 1980s, came in at No. 2 with his latest album "The Next Day," selling 85,000 copies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/bon-jovi-edges-out-david-bowie-top-billboard-album-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Music of New Jersey Rock music Universal Music Group Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:30:55 +0000 5789053 at http://www.globalpost.com Alicia Keys to perform at Rock in Rio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130329/alicia-keys-perform-at-rock-rio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rio de Janeiro, Mar 29 (EFE).- Alicia Keys, winner of 14 Grammys, is the latest big name confirmed for September's Rock in Rio music festival.</p> <p>The Princess of Soul will perform Sept. 15.</p> <p>"I'm so excited to perform at Rock in Rio. I have been wanting to come and perform in Brazil for a long time and doing so as a part of this legendary festival that brings people together from all over the world is a truly special experience for me," Keys said.</p> <p>The seven-day musical event unfolds over two successive weekends: Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 19-22.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130329/alicia-keys-perform-at-rock-rio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian rock Rock in Rio Rock music Agencia EFE Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:15:52 +0000 5797122 at http://www.globalpost.com Meat Loaf says he really is on his final tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/meat-loaf-says-he-really-his-final-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edward Baran</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - After more than 35 years of touring, American rocker Meat Loaf is quitting the road.</p> <p>Meat Loaf, whose 1977 "Bat Out Of Hell" remains one of the biggest selling albums, said his "Last At Bat" tour starting in Britain this week and heading through Europe, would be his last, after struggling with health problems in recent years.</p> <p>While other ageing rockers like the Rolling Stones are returning to the lucrative tour circuit, Meat Loaf said he has had enough.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/meat-loaf-says-he-really-his-final-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Music Rock music Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:31:08 +0000 5799179 at http://www.globalpost.com