Robert Plant Among Stars Set to Rock 2014 Glastonbury Festival

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a6ef62f5ef.jpgPhoto: Oli Powell -- The initial lineup for the 2014 edition of the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival has been announced and while the bill doesn't include any acts quite so famous as last year's headliners The Rolling Stones, a number of renowned veteran artists will be rocking the stage.  Among this year's performers will be Robert Plant and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as Blondie, Dolly Parton, and Bryan Ferry.

Read more...

Billy Joel Gets Dressing Room Named After Him at Cleveland Concert Venue

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_69ebfad6aa.jpgLloyd Bishop/NBC -- About 20 years ago -- on October 17, 1994 -- Billy Joel was the first person ever to perform at Cleveland's brand-new Gund Arena. When he returned to the venue this past week for a concert, he was honored by having a dressing room at the venue, now called the Quicken Loans Arena, named in his honor. According to the Norwalk Reflector, the dressing room is now called the Billy Joel Star Room, and a plaque has been permanently placed on the wall outside of it.

Read more...

The Who's Pete Townshend Co-Writes & Sings New Song for FX Series "The Americans"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4957fd291f.jpgPhoto: Ross Halfin -- Three classic Who songs written by Pete Townshend have been used as the themes to CBS' trio of CSI crime-drama series, but now, for the first time, Townshend has helped create a song specifically for a TV show. Billboard reports that a tune titled "It Must Be Done" co-written and performed by the legendary rocker will be featured in the April 30 episode of the FX series The Americans.

Read more...

Faces Keyboardist Ian McLagan to Release New Solo Album, "United States," in June

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_dd1cf96f94.jpgPhoto: Jim Chapin -- Keyboardist Ian McLagan may have tentative plans next year for a Faces reunion and a Small Faces 50th anniversary concert, but first, the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will take time to promote a new solo album.  United States, McLagan's first studio effort since 2008's Never Say Never, will be released June 17 on Yep Roc Records.

Read more...

Sam Moore Releasing Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Song on Friday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_6f27f1e47a.jpgBobbejaan Records -- Legendary soul man Sam Moore has recorded a brand-new single celebrating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  "They Killed a King" will be released on Friday, April 4, to coincide with the 46th anniversary of the lauded civil-rights leader's assassination.

Read more...