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.

Ronnie Wood’s new Chuck Berry tribute album, ‘Mad Lad,’ out today; watch new video for the title track

BMGRonnie Wood‘s latest solo, Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry, an homage to one of the Rolling Stones guitarist’s musical heroes, is out now. The album, which is credited to Ronnie Wood and His Wild Five, was recorded in November 2018 at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, U.K., and features renditions of 10 tunes written and/or recorded by …

Read More »

Don McLean gets star on Las Vegas’ Walk of Stars

Jeremy Westby/2911 MediaDon McLean enjoyed another testament to his esteemed career by receiving a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars on Thursday. According to a press release from Las Vegas Walk of Stars, the “American Pie” artist joins Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, Donnie & Marie and many others on the famed Walk.  McLean was honored at an unveiling ceremony …

Read More »

Founding Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair says he’s preparing his first-ever solo project

Tim Mosenfelder/WireImageTom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair says he and his band mates are still mourning the 2017 loss of Petty, but admits that Tom’s tragic passing has given him the chance to work on a long-gestating solo project. “I’ve always written songs…[but] you really can’t have a side career and be [Tom’s] bass player,” Ron explains to …

Read More »

In new ‘Billboard’ story, Paul McCartney reflects on Beatles’ success, shares update about ‘Let It Be’-related film

Courtesy of BillboardPaul McCartney was interviewed for the cover story of the latest issue of Billboard, which celebrates the publication’s 125th anniversary. In the article, the ex-Beatles legend discusses a wide range of topics, including his old band’s massive success, a new Fab Four-related project and much more. In conjunction with Billboard‘s 125th anniversary, the magazine compiled a new list …

Read More »

The Beatles ranked #1 on ‘Billboard’ magazine’s new Top 125 Artists of All Time chart

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesIn honor of Billboard‘s 125th anniversary, the magazine has put together a new chart, the Top 125 Artists of All Time, that’s based on appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and Billboard 200 albums tally. Not surprisingly, The Beatles score the top spot on the all-time chart, followed at #2 by The Rolling Stones and …

Read More »

New 3-D audio remix of “Space Oddity” released today in honor of 50th anniversary of 1969 ‘David Bowie’ album

Parlophone/RhinoToday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie‘s second self-titled U.K. album, which was reissued in the U.S. in 1972 as Space Oddity and featured the famous song of the same name. In honor of the milestone, a new remix of “Space Oddity”, created by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti using Sony’s new immersive 360 Reality Audio …

Read More »

Edgar Winter working on tribute album to his brother Johnny featuring Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons and more

Johnny & Edgar Winter in 2007; Engelke/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesDuring his life, blues-guitar great Johnny Winter served as a musical mentor and inspiration to many, including his younger brother Edgar, who went on to forge a successful music career of his own. Now Edgar Winter tells Billboard that he’s putting together a star-studded tribute album to Johnny, who died …

Read More »

KISS announces final dates of End of the Road farewell tour

Credit: Jen Rosenstein KISS has unveiled the final dates on the iconic band’s End of the Road farewell tour. The newly announced shows kick off February 1, 2020, in Manchester, New Hampshire, and conclude October 2 in Forth Worth, Texas. That will be followed by the 2020 KISS Kruise, taking place October 30 to November 4. KISS will then play …

Read More »

Pack It Up: KISS’ entire Down Under tour now canceled due to Paul Stanley’s illness

Credit: Jen Rosenstein After postponing the start of their tour of Australia and New Zealand due to Paul Stanley coming down with the flu, KISS has now scrapped the entire tour leg altogether. According to a post on by the tour promoters, “It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so …

Read More »

Queen launches FreddieMeter, allowing fans to rate how well they can mimic Freddie Mercury

Courtesy of GoogleHey Queen fans, are you ready for the Freddie Challenge?! Today, the band has teamed up with YouTube Music to launch FreddieMeter, an Artificial Intelligence-powered singing challenge that rates how closely you can mimic the vocals of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Fans logging on to the FreddieMeter microsite can choose one of four Queen classics to test their …

Read More »