| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Blues singer Sarah Ayers, who stopped performing for nearly two years after a health condition damaged nerves in her throat, came back with a roar Sunday at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Sarah Ayers in file photo Ayers was chosen......
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A classic 1970s and ’80 boogie-rocking band will headline Musikfest in August, it was just announced. ZZ Top, which had the hits “Tush” in the 1970s and “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man” in the 1980s will open...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS have long cherished living in aggrieved opposition to critics who they have felt failed to respect Kiss' heavy metal oeuvre, and the band's...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:40 PM
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:53 PM
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
It may be only rock 'n' roll to the Rolling Stones, but the group’s clout in that world is sufficient that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is renaming its American Music Masters series so that the British group can be the 2013...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Just two months after Linda Ronstadt went public with the news that she can no longer sing because of Parkinson’s disease, she’s made the final nominations list for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Cat...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Elvis Presley’s camp once famously argued that “50,000,000 fans can’t be wrong.” And although fans can weigh in on which artists they think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, their preferences -- in...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement and co-wrote some of its most enduring songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," died on Monday at the age of 94.
Seeger, a Woody Guthrie protege whose songwriting credits included folk...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...