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2014

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10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...

2013

News

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry Picked for Songwriters Hall of Fame

February 22, 2013

Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Tony Hatch, The Associated Press reports. The ceremony is set to take place June 13th...

News

Tina Turner Seeking Swiss Citizenship

January 26, 2013

Tina Turner is in the process of trading in her American passport for a Swiss one, ABC News reports. The singer's petition for Swiss citizenship was recently approved by her local council after she passed a civics test and interview. Turner has...

2012

Video

Ike and Tina Turner Record Their Groove

November 19, 2012

In the early 1970s, famed rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya followed Ike and Tina Turner during the peak of their joint careers, videotaping the couple's legendary performances and mountains of behind-the-scenes footage. The footage will...

News

Rare Bowie, Dylan Interviews Donated to Library of Congress

June 18, 2012

Former Capitol Records/EMI president Joe Smith has donated a boatload of interviews with over 200 musical stars to the Library of Congress, which announced the news today on its website. In a statement, the Library noted that the tapes feature chats...

2011

News

Week in Rock History: U2 Releases Debut EP

August 29, 2011

This week in rock history, Leonard Cohen stopped a riot, George Harrison was found guilty of plagiarism, U2 released their first record, Tina Turner reached Number One and Bruce Springsteen's affair led to his divorce. August 31, 1970: Leonard Cohen...

2008

News

Tina Turner Returns With Hits-Heavy Set of Covers and Classics

October 14, 2008

The start of Tina Turner's first road trip in eight years was marked by a petty but still amusing royal soul smackdown as Ike's ex and Aretha Franklin once again squabbled over that "Queen" title Beyoncé bestowed on her earlier this year at the...

2005

Album Review

All The Best

February 10, 2005

As a double-disc set, Tina Turner's latest best-of falls between 1991's too-short Simply the Best and 1994's slapdash three-CD box The Collected Recordings: Sixties to Nineties . This one includes 1993's inferior rendition of "Proud Mary" (from the movie...

News

The Game, Tina Turner Top Charts

February 9, 2005

The Game reclaimed the top spot on the charts, with sales of his debut The Documentary totaling 191,000 this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But this week's chart surprise is Tina Turner's greatest-hits compilation, All the Best, which debuted...

2000

News

Tina Turner the Top Touring Act of 2000

December 29, 2000

Talk about going out on top, Tina Turner has ended her run as a celebrated live performer by coming in as the highest grossing live entertainer of 2000. Turner announced earlier in the year that her Twenty-Four Seven tour would be her last tour of stadiums...

News

Stars Gear Up for Super Bowl Music specatculars

January 7, 2000

The playoffs have yet to be determine which two teams will travel to Atlanta to square off against each other for Superbowl XXXIV, but the musical entertainment lineup for the Jan. 30 showdown is just about set. On tap for ABC's live broadcast of the...

Album Review

Twenty Four Seven

February 17, 2000

Have you ever heard Tina Turner sing a bad version of a good song? Her complete emotional commitment to every note — have you ever heard her half-step? — requires that her material match her intensity. That, unfortunately, is far from the case on Twenty...

1998

Album Review

Wildest Dreams

February 2, 1998

Even if she is in great shape, a woman in her late 50s has to be a class act to get away with wearing a microminiskirt, as Tina Turner does on the cover of her latest album. Fortunately, Turner's flawless legs are not the only assets she's kept intact....

1986

Album Review

Break Every Rule

November 6, 1986
Not Rated

The legs, the hair, the history! If Tina Turner comes across like a marketing concept in shimmy shoes, she's only being true to her past. Turner's never been an originator; instead, she's always been the expression of that colorful ex-husband or today's...

News

Tina Turner: Queen of Rock & Roll

October 23, 1986

In a business known for its exploitation of women, Tina Turner has managed, for over twenty years, to retain not only the adoration of her fans but the admiration of her peer group, male and female. She is nothing if not a survivor. Born November 26th,...

1985

News

Live Aid 1985: The Day the World Rocked

August 15, 1985

It was superstar heaven. Keith Richards was laughing and talking with Jimmy Page. A bodyguard handed Bob Dylan a beer. Across the room Jack Nicholson and Neil Young chatted. Andy Taylor, guitarist for Duran Duran and the Power Station, took a hit off...

1984

Album Review

Private Dancer

July 5, 1984

Rolling on the river without Ike in the boat, Tina Turner makes a powerful comeback on Private Dancer. Turner throws herself into the material here, her voice rasping but strong, physical and impossibly sensual. There isn't a single dud among the songs,...

1975

Album Review

Acid Queen

November 6, 1975
Not Rated

Tina Turner's attempt to recreate the excitement of five rock classics by the Rolling Stones, the Who and Led Zeppelin never really had a chance. She sings at least one of them, "Let's Spend the Night Together," as well as anyone this side of Aretha Franklin,...

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