KIXI Music News

What’s happening with your favorite KIXI artists?  We’ve got it here.  Check back often to keep up with the latest music news, this page is updated throughout the day.

Tom Petty among Google’s most-searched of 2017

Andrew Chin/Getty Images for ABA A whole lot of people Googled Tom Petty this year, but sadly, it was mostly because he passed away. According to the search engine’s year-end wrap-up, the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer came in at number seven on the list of the top 10 global searches of 2017. Naturally, the searches peaked for …

Read More »

Paul McCartney-personalized “Sgt. Pepper” box set brings in $4.5K for families of Manchester bombing victims

Parlophone/Capitol Records/UMeA copy of The Beatles‘ deluxe 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band box set that Paul McCartney has agreed to personalize brought in 3,375 pounds, or about $4,500, at a Bonhams memorabilia auction held Wednesday in London. McCartney donated the package to the auction to raise money for two families affected by the terrorist bombing at an …

Read More »

Neal Schon enlists former Journey and Santana band mates for San Francisco fire-relief benefit show

Courtesy of Neal SchonJourney guitarist Neal Schon will headline an intimate concert on February 9 at the San Francisco venue The Independent to raise money for North Bay Fire Relief. The charity provides assistance to those affected by the devastating fires that have hit the Bay Area. Schon will be joined at the show by ex-Santana/Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, former …

Read More »

Smokey Robinson confirms that biopic about his life and career is in the works

ABC/Image Group LASmokey Robinson is bringing his life story to the big screen. The legendary King of Motown gives Extra‘s Tanika Ray some insight into his forthcoming biopic. “The guys who did [the 2004 Ray Charles biopic] Ray are doing a script on my life to make a movie,” he explains. When asked which actor he’d want to portray him …

Read More »

Bon Jovi, Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Cars among 2018 Rock Hall inductees

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of 2018 inductees, and they include four enduring bands from the classic-rock world, and an influential jazz-soul singer and pianist. Next year’s Rock Hall honorees in the Performers category are Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars and Nina Simone. …

Read More »