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  • Rock Legend Carl Perkins Dead At Age 65

    Rock Legend Carl Perkins Dead At Age 65 | ARTICLE

    Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins died Monday morning from complications brought on by three strokes he suffered late last year. Perkins, hailed as one of the founders of rock 'n' roll, originally wrote "Blue Suede Shoes" and sold two...

    January 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Rock Hall To Induct Music Legends Today

    Rock Hall To Induct Music Legends Today | ARTICLE

    On Monday night, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas and the Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana and Gene Vincent will join the ranks of rock's greatest musicians as they are recognized in the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction...

    January 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan Tops Another List

    Bob Dylan Tops Another List | ARTICLE

    After the stellar year he's had, it's not surprising that Bob Dylan topped the Los Angeles Times' Consensus Top 10 for 1997. Dylan's album, Time Out Of Mind, which has already gone gold, ranked No. 1 in the...

    December 25, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Carl Perkins Readmitted To Hospital After Third Stroke

    Carl Perkins Readmitted To Hospital After Third Stroke | ARTICLE

    Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins is back in the hospital after suffering a third stroke. Perkins was admitted to the intensive care unit at Jackson-Madison County General on Wednesday. He had been resting at home, where he was undergoing...

    December 19, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Kiss Make Big Bucks In Merchandising

    Kiss Make Big Bucks In Merchandising | ARTICLE

    KISS, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, will gross a reported $10 million from the sales of all KISS-related retail items. During 1997, KISS' camp immersed the market with novelty items ranging from the standard T-shirts...

    December 19, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Presidents Of The United States Of America Step Down

    Presidents Of The United States Of America Step Down | ARTICLE

    It isn't an election year, but the Presidents of the United States of America have already dropped out of the race. The band just announced their breakup. The Presidents called it quits after lead singer Chris Ballew decided he wanted to...

    December 18, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Four New John Lennon Singles Coming

    Four New John Lennon Singles Coming | ARTICLE

    Songs recorded by John Lennon a year before his death are being released by a Swedish-based company. The four tracks recorded by the ex-Beatle will accompany a CD being distributed with Lennon's 1965 book, A Spaniard In The...

    December 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Jagger and Hall Have Baby Boy

    Jagger and Hall Have Baby Boy | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger reached another milestone early Tuesday -- the 54-year-old rocker once again became a father. Jerry Hall, Jagger's wife, gave birth to Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger at 12:30 a.m. in London on Dec. 9. The boy weighed in...

    December 10, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Guitarist Michael Hedges Dies In Car Accident

    Guitarist Michael Hedges Dies In Car Accident | ARTICLE

    Quintessential new age composer/guitarist Michael Hedges, known for his unique two-handed picking style, died in an apparent automobile accident earlier this week in Mendocino County, Calif. Hedges was 43. Hedges' body was found at the bottom of an embankment around 11:30 a.m....

    December 4, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Hutchence's Death Caused By Hanging

    Hutchence's Death Caused By Hanging | ARTICLE

    INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, 37, was found dead in a Sydney, Australia hotel room just before noon local time on Nov. 22. Although police have confirmed that Hutchence's death was caused by hanging, they have yet to determine whether...

    November 25, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash's Condition Improving

    Johnny Cash's Condition Improving | ARTICLE

    After checking into a Nashville hospital last week with pneumonia, veteran country rocker Johnny Cash is said to be improving. Earlier this week, JAMTV spoke with Lou Robin, Cash's manager, who said the singer was responding to treatment...

    November 22, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • U2's Bosnia Show Never Planned As A Benefit

    U2's Bosnia Show Never Planned As A Benefit | ARTICLE

    Contrary to reports published on Monday, the Sept. 23 U2 concert in Sarajevo, Bosnia was never a fundraising show. The approximately $14,000 that was left over after the show did, however, go to charity, according to a...

    November 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie Named Wealthiest U.K. Rocker

    Bowie Named Wealthiest U.K. Rocker | ARTICLE

    David Bowie was just named Britain's wealthiest rock star. With a net worth of approximately $917 million, Bowie edged out Paul McCartney, who's worth a paltry $868 million, for the top spot, according to a survey compiled...

    October 30, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M Rarities Available For Limited Time

    R.E.M Rarities Available For Limited Time | ARTICLE

    Last week, JAMTV reported that EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties released a must-have collection of David Bowie songs. The record company has done the same thing with R.E.M. Also released on Oct. 7, Essential - R.E.M In The Attic: Alternative Recordings 1985 - 1989, highlights...

    October 28, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • EMI Releases Bowie Classics

    EMI Releases Bowie Classics | ARTICLE

    On Oct. 7, EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties released a limited special edition David Bowie hits package. With this release, Bowie is just one of the four artists taking part in the label's "Essential" albums series. Fans of Bowie, who is currently on...

    October 24, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • McCartney Is No. 1

    McCartney Is No. 1 | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney has done it again - he's topped the classical charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. with his new symphony "Standing Stone." McCartney took a break from making rock music recently to pen his second symphonic work, which...

    October 22, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie Hangs With Chicago Fans

    Bowie Hangs With Chicago Fans | ARTICLE

    On Thursday night, about 70 lucky Chicagoans were treated to an opportunity of a lifetime -- they got to hang out with David Bowie. Chicago radio station WXRT hosted the event at Chicago Trax recording studio. Oriental rugs were tossed on...

    October 18, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath Reunion "Just A Rumor"

    Black Sabbath Reunion "Just A Rumor" | ARTICLE

    Metal fans will be rejoicing when the "original" members of Black Sabbath get back together to play two shows in Birmingham, England on Dec. 4 and 5. As of today, only Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler...

    October 16, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Mortal Kombat Getting Ready To Annihilate America

    Mortal Kombat Getting Ready To Annihilate America | ARTICLE

    After selling more than a million and a half copies of the soundtrack to the 1995 movie Mortal Kombat and scoring a Top 10 pop album, TVT Soundtrax is gearing up to release Mortal Kombat: Annihilation -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack...

    October 15, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Fans Remember Lennon On Birthday

    Fans Remember Lennon On Birthday | ARTICLE

    Fans of John Lennon who want to help celebrate what would've been the singer's 57th birthday, can head down to Lennon's Walk of Fame Star in front of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood tonight. A special remembrance vigil is being...

    October 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET
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