Runaways producer and notorious L.A. music legend Kim Fowley has died. In recent months, he had been undergoing cancer treatments, though no cause of death has been announced. He was 75. Joan Jett Lives Up to Her Bad Reputation Charismatic and eccentric, Fowley is best remembered as the record producer for the all-female rock group the Runaways.
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Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 — and on this day 12 years later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame afforded him the same honor. Johnny Cash’s 11 Coolest Covers It was a natural fit. For all his Southern raising and lyrics about gunfighters, trains and prison, Cash was very much rock & roll.
Established country superstar Tim McGraw will spend the summer on the North American tour trail, venturing through at least 30 major markets on his “Shotgun Rider Tour.” More news: Tim McGraw , Billy Currington
Kansas will premiere their documentary, Miracles Out Of Nowhere, at the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on Monday, February 2.
The Who are preparing for the stateside kick-off of their “The Who Hits 50!” tour, which will feature Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as special guests. More news: The Who , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Two Rush concert dates for 2015 appeared online last night and were quickly removed – suggesting the band have finally made a decision on whether to tour.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says publishing royalties earned from a Celine Dion cover of one of his songs turned his financial fortunes around in the late 1990s.