Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beatles Manager Brian Epstein Honored with Commemorative Plaque in London

Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesLate Beatles manager Brian Epstein was honored with a commemorative plaque in London on Sunday.

The historical marker -- a "Blue Plaque" awarded by the English Heritage Foundation

Bon Jovi Is the Highest-Ranking Rock Act on “Forbes” Magazine’s 2014 “Celebrity 100” List

AEG LiveForbes magazine has just released its 15th annual "Celebrity 100" list and, once again, Bon Jovi is the highest-ranking rock act on the tally.

Bon Jovi landed 13th

Mick Jagger Pokes Fun at Himself and the Stones in Promo Video for Monty Python’s London Performances

Eagle Rock EntertainmentMick Jagger stars in a hilarious new video that was used to introduce Monty Python at a news conference held Monday in London to promote the famed

The Who to Launch 50th Anniversary UK Tour in the Fall; May Record Some New Music First

Ross Halfin/Universal Music GroupThe Who has revealed the first dates of their planned 50th anniversary tour, a run of late-fall concerts that will see the band performing in their home

Elton John Claims Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage; Plans “Quiet” Wedding for Next Year

Joseph Guay. T/Capitol RecordsElton John has weddings on his mind. Since gay marriage became legal in the U.K., he and his partner, David Furnish, plan to tie the knot at

The Zombies Planning to Invade the US Again in August

Lavid Photos/TCI ArtistsLate summer is the time of the season that The Zombies will return to the U.S. for a new tour leg. The trek, which will

Rob Halford of Judas Priest: Being a Gay Heavy Metal Singer Is “a Very Deep and Interesting Story”

David Livingston/Getty ImagesIt's no secret that Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is gay -- he came out publicly in 1998 -- but the nuances of what it's like to be a gay

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Bass Player Billy Talbot Suffers Mild Stroke

Billy Talbot, far right/Image credit: Julie GardnerBilly Talbot, bass player for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, has suffered a mild stroke and will sit out the band's upcoming European tour.

Talbot will be

Report: Lou Reed Left $30 Million Fortune

Timothy Greenfield-SandersLou Reed apparently left behind a fortune of around 30 million bucks, according to a report in the New York Post. According to the paper, Reed's longtime manager

Ray Davies’ Kinks Musical “Sunny Afternoon” to Open on London’s West End in October

Sonia Friedman ProductionsThe Kinks-themed stage musical Sunny Afternoon is officially heading to the London's West End, the U.K. capital's equivalent of Broadway. The show, which had a

Daphne Crawford of Gwinn Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook!

Gwinn, Michigan 6/30/2014 – Daphne Crawford of Gwinn Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook!

10th Anniversary Johnny Ramone Tribute to Feature Duff McKagan, The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones & More

Courtesy of the Johnny Ramone EstateSome big name rockers have signed on to perform at the 10th anniversary tribute event for late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone. The

2014 U.P. High School Football All-Star Game – East (41) VS West (24) on 92.7 WRUP

6/28/2014 Marquette, Michigan — The 2014 U.P. High School Football All-Star Game was heard loud and proud across the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan on 103-FXD in Marquette and 92.7 WRUP in

Heart’s Ann Wilson to Perform at Rolling Stones-Themed Benefit Concert in New Orleans Next Month

Daniel Knighton/WireImageHeart frontwoman Ann Wilson will lend her powerful voice to Stones Fest New Orleans, which will be held July 17 at the famous Big Easy club Tipitina's.

Eric Clapton Again Says He Plans to Retire When He Turns 70; Rules Out Cream Reunion

Universal MusicEric Clapton fans who want to see the guitar legend perform live may only have a short time left to do so. In a new interview with the

Judas Priest Announces Tour Behind “Redeemer of Souls”

Image Courtesy Epic RecordsJudas Priest will tour in support of their new album, Redeemer of Souls. The band will kick things off October 1 in Rochester, New York. As of now,

Sting Talks Afrojack Collaboration and New Musical “The Last Ship” on “GMA”

ABC/Fred LeeSting teamed up with superstar electronic dance music deejay and producer Afrojack to perform as part of the Summer Concert Series on Friday's Good Morning America. After performing

Graham Nash Says He May Compile an Expanded Version of CSNY’s “Déjà Vu”

Atlantic RecordsWith the impending release of the archival Crosby Stills, Nash & Young box set CSNY 1974, focusing on the quartet's reunion tour of that year, Graham Nash