Scarecrow PressStill the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles' Solo Careers is a new book that focuses on the Fab Four members' musical output after the band's 1970 breakup. Author Andrew Grant Jackson delves into the stories behind many of the recordings produced by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the post-Beatles years. read more ≫
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RobertPlant.comIt's been a couple of years since Robert Plant has released any original music, but the Led Zeppelin frontman can now be heard on a new tune by Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Amy ****. Plant lends backing vocals to "It's Gonna Rain," a song that will be featured on ****'s forthcoming album, Summer Skin, due out this Tuesday.
**** tells Rolling Stone that Plant's contribution was an impromptu one. read more ≫
Photo: Ross HalfinTheatergoers attending the U.K. production of the popular musical Rock of Ages in London on Tuesday got a bit of a shock when shock rocker Alice Cooper made a surprise appearance during the performance. Cooper joined the play's cast for a rollicking rendition of his 1972 hit "School's Out." This week also happened to mark the 40th anniversary of the song hitting #1 on the UK singles charts. read more ≫
Warner Bros. RecordsStevie Nicks and Gladys Knight are among the big names who'll be appearing next month in New Orleans at Life@50+, a national event and expo organized by AARP, aka the American Association of Retired Persons. read more ≫