Kid Rock, otherwise known as Robert James Ritchie, is 44 years old today. The self-proclaimed King of White Trash has been the source of a few social blunders over the years — the most recent one being his post for The Guardian, but despite these, the musician has done some pretty sweet things in his time. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof.
It would seem that storied Southern rock jam band The Black Crowes have once again called it quits, however, there’s reason to believe that this the break is going to stick. While the band has always been at the mercy of the sibling rivalry between vocalist Chris Robinson and his guitar playing brother Rich Robinson, the latest dissolution apparently came after the singer allegedly asked for a greater stake in the ownership of the band. In a statement Rich Robinson said, “I love my brother and respect his talent, but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.” Read more…
Attention all Dead heads, the Grateful Dead‘s four living original members, along with Phish‘s Trey Anastasio, will be reuniting to play three shows in Chicago. Book your flights now to witness the greatest band in history perform together again after 20 long years.
In high school, Sheryl Crow was a wall flower. This quiet girl from the tiny own of Kennett, Missouri went from landing small parts in high school musicals to being one of country music’s most successful stars. This Sunday, Crow will head back to her hometown to help the future stars of Kennett hone their skills and to give them an amazing show.
Fall Out Boy took a cue from lead singer Patrick Stump and his 2011 solo album Soul Punk by taking on Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars‘ monster hit “Uptown Funk.” The boys ditched their punk rock sound to funk things up at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge recently, and from the electrifying feel of this cover, there’s no doubt– these boys got soul.
If your loved ones think you’re nuts for believing in aliens, don’t fret. Your favorite music stars are also fascinated with extraterrestrials, UFOs, and everything that might live beyond Earth. Sammy Hagar claims aliens infiltrated his thoughts,John Lennon says he saw a UFO flying high over the New York City skyline, and blink 182‘s Tom DeLonge boasts photographic evidence!
It’s been a full two decades since “Macarena” topped charts all over the world and brought with it the dance of the decade. Everyone who was sentient in ‘95 remembers dutifully doing the simple arm movements to the Los del Rio one-hit wonder, and blushing each time we had to shake our butts at the end. But the impossibly joyful mega-hit overstayed its welcome, and suddenly the whole world was kind of embarrassed about getting a little too into it. So to celebrate the Macarena’s big 2-0, we’re looking back at 12 more flash-in-the-pan dance crazes that—no offense—need to sit down.