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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

NEW YORK – Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he’s...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Super fan’ buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed “super fan” says he’s extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty. Kevin Beauchamp tells The...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Publicist: Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill is critically ill

DALLAS – Representatives of pioneering rapper Bushwick Bill say he is hospitalized in critical condition but still alive, contrary to some reports. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Woodstock 50 in doubt but organizers say in talks with venue

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The fate of the Woodstock 50 festival was unclear Monday when the host of the event pulled out, but organizers said they were in talks with another venue. The festival has...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies

NEW ORLEANS – Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Rolling Stones add guest artists to North American tour

NEW YORK – The Rolling Stones are getting some company on their North American tour. The band announced Wednesday they’ll be joined by an eclectic group of guest artists as the No Filter Tour...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Get your tickets to Ska’s anniversary party now

Tickets are now on sale for Ska’s 24th Anniversary Brewers Invitational, which will be held Sept. 7 at Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard St. The annual party at Ska is one not to miss, and...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Pioneering psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson dies at 71

NEW YORK – Roky Erickson, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Texan who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s that scored with “You’re Gonna Miss Me,”...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Women’s Choir to take the stage with Santa Fe singers

Members of the Durango Women’s Choir and Durango Choral Society have a busy week ahead of them. On Sunday, the 17-member Women’s Choir will team up with the 17-member Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble for...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Kenny Rogers admitted to hospital, treated for dehydration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. A statement posted Friday said he would remain there...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Local musician Alex Blocker releases new video

Local musician Alex Blocker has released his latest music video, “Makes Me Wonder II,” the second video off his latest album, “Heartbreak Radio.” He also has a show scheduled for June 24 at Animas...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

NEW YORK – Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. No details...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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