Ringo Starr Knighted

Ringo Starr Knighted

Ringo Starr has officially been knighted.

Starr received the honour from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

“It means a lot actually,” said Starr to the BBC. “It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.”

The Royal Family tweeted about the ceremony. See pictures below:


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Culture Club

Culture Club & B-52s Announce Joint Summer Tour

Boy George, singer of Culture Club, has announced the band will be touring alongside the B-52s.

The tour, also featuring Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, will kick off June 29 in St. Augustine, Florida, with over 40 dates mapped across the United States.

In a statement, Boy George said Culture Club is working on new music and will play it on tour.

Check out the dates below:

June 29 – St. Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
June 30 – Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
July 1 – Pompano, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

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20 Songs To Usher In Spring

We can officially pack our winter woes back in the closet until later this year: spring is upon us!

With showers replacing blizzards, leaves filling empty branches and animals out of hibernation, we can’t wait for the transition to begin. Our bones can’t take any more cold!

To celebrate this change of season, here are 20 songs perfect for April showers and May flowers!

The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun”

R.E.M. — “The Lifting”


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Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey’s New Album “Saved By Pete Townshend”

Roger Daltrey says that his new album wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Pete Townshend.

Daltrey says his new solo project As Long as I Have You was up in the air, as the musician wasn’t sure if it was worth recording. But his bandmate Pete Townshend confirmed it was, appearing on seven of the tracks.

“There was a time there when I didn’t think I’d make it at all,” said the singer during an interview with Mojo. “But this incredible peace came over me. I’ll never forget it.”

“Pete was the one who convinced me that it was great,” he said.

This is Daltrey’s first album since 2014’s Going Back Home collaboration with Wilko Johnson. It’s scheduled to be released June 1. (more…)

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41 Years Since Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’

Today marks 41 years since Iggy Pop’s The Idiot changed our life (for the better!)

The Idiot was Pop’s first solo record since breaking away from The Stooges, shortly after a stint in a mental hospital. Recording started in July 1976, when Pop and David Bowie hit the Château d’Hérouville studio in France to record “Low.”

Iggy Pop Full Cover

Gone were the brash guitars, and replaced by synthesizers and electronic elements. The changes were praised by critics, but many thought Bowie’s influence was too heavy and not reflective of Iggy’s output.

Many of the songs on The Idiot were based on Iggy’s real life experiences. “China Girl” was about Kuelan Nguyen, a woman he met and had an affair with behind her husband’s back… even though neither of them spoke the same language. “Dum Dum Boys” outlines Iggy’s perception of The Stooges’ ups and downs.


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