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29 June 2016
Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.
Moore died at his home in Nashville, said biographer and friend James L. Dickerson, who confirmed the death through a family friend.
Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley echoed...
16 April 2016
Add Patsy Cline to country music legends with downtown Nashville museums dedicated in their honor.
The owner of the Johnny Cash Museum on Thursday revealed plans to open the Patsy Cline Museum in space directly above his museum at 119 Third Ave. S.
Construction should start in June on the 4,000-square-foot project with opening expected in the winter. It would be the latest such...
01 April 2016
A tour bus reportedly carrying members of band "The Reverend Horton Heat" to San Diego caught fire on March 23, 2016 near Camp Pendleton.
The occupants were able to get out of the bus as it went up in flames shortly after 4 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Las Pulgas Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Military firefighters were summoned to subdue
28 March 2016
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special panel discussion and performance to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes.” The program is set for Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater.
This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the creation and first recording of the rockabilly classic “Blue Suede Shoes” by...
18 March 2016
The glitz, glam and behind-the-scenes foibles of Hollywood's golden age get the Coen brothers treatment in Hail, Caesar!, which premiere was in February. Chronicling a day in the life of 1950s studio "head of physical production" Eddie Mannix, the modest Universal release ($22 million net budget) features a dream team of A-listers: George Clooney as a kidnapped matinee idol, Channing Tatum as a tap-dancing sailor, Ralph...
12 March 2016
Elise Salomon’s documentary has found a North American home following a deal with sales agent Upstream Flix.
Los Wild Ones profiles Wild Records, a label that promotes young Hispanic musicians who write and perform 50s-style rock ‘n’ roll described by aficionados as a hybrid of rockabilly and punk rock.
Dan Fisher of Gravitas Ventures brokered the deal with UpStream Flix founder Jhod Cardinal and...
10 March 2016
Sir George Martin, the music producer whose collaboration with the Beatles helped redraw the boundaries of popular music, died Tuesday, according to his management company. He was 90.
Martin died "peacefully at home" in England, according to Adam Sharp, the founder of C A Management which represents the music producer.
"In a career that spanned seven decades he was recognized globally as one of...
04 March 2016
Pin-up model Angela Chadkirk, aka Sugar Kane, will pay homage to childhood idol Marilyn Monroe in her first rockabilly fashion competition on March 13.
Ms Chadkirk will take to the catwalk with 14 other finalists in the Redlands Rockabilly Revival Pin-up Parade at Cleveland Showgrounds.
“It is glamorous and a style that suits everyone regardless of your shape. It is stylish and classic,”...
02 March 2016
The Rebel Lounge is hoping to reopen Thursday, five days after L.A. rockabilly trio Three Bad Jacks doused the floor at the foot of the stage with rubbing alcohol or lighter fluid and set it on fire two or three songs into their performance. The fire set the venue's sprinkler system off, flooding the room and causing water damage.
Three Bad Jacks responded to online...
29 February 2016
At Dream Retro you will find a selection of books, records, barware, glassware, beautiful hand bags, jewellery, men’s & women’s accessories, posters and more. Mainly from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s (or inspired by that era).
The best thing about coming to Dream Retro is that you can see before you buy & take the items home with you straight away, no need to wait...
02 February 2014
There are some huge news from the Netherlands!
The rockailly band The Tin Stars has a new lead girl singer - Ruby Pearl. They had already some very successful gigs together and there are many more to come. Ruby is very busy now to record her own first demo. And all of us are looking forward to it!
Another great news: Ruby Pearl...
17 March 2013
California Bandleader Samuel Lemaster, known as Sammy Masters, passed away in his sleep on Mar. 8th at age 82. He had been dealing with Alzimers for the last few years.
22 August 2012
Brian Setzer’s smash hit “Rockabilly Riot!” tour saw him rock four different continents: Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia! It’s an all-out assault. An overcharged and thrilling attack of American rock n’ roll.
This lineup includes two (yes two!) slappin’ stand-up bassists (each bringing some extra thump to the party,) two (YES TWO!) drummers, one being none other than Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom,...
05 May 2012
Arkansas rockabilly legend Larry Donn died May 1, 2012 at the Hospice House. As many people say, he was an extremely nice and friendly person.
He will be greatly missed!...
27 January 2012
“Rockabilly Red” wine is going to be available soon (February-March). YOu can find the details at www.leerocker.com soon!
Lee Rocker’s Rockabilly Red is a fine full bodied Napa wine that Lee himself has been involved in the entire process (especially the drinking part)....
22 January 2012
Ace Cafe London has teamed up with the organisers of Europe's best Freestyle Motorcross Show, The Masters of Dirt, with pair of tickets up for grabs for the Wednesday 14th March show at London's Wembley Arena.
Masters of Dirt comes to Wembley armed with the best Freestyle Motorcross (FMX), Mountain Bike, BMX, Minibikes, Quad and Snowmobile riders along with the super-hot Fuel Girls and...
20 January 2012
We have very sad week left behind. Three legends from jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Rockabilly passed away.
On Wednesday (18 January) award-winning songwriter and rockabilly legend' Al Urban died at age 76.
On Tuesday (January 19) pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis died in Los Angeles. He was 90 years old.
Today (20 January) Etta James,...
17 January 2012
Twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar, are on a dedication tour called "Ricky Nelson Remembered," which will be at the Reif Center on Friday, Jan. 20.
Coming from such a famous family, Matthew and Gunnar wanted a name for themselves. Incidentally, they succeeded, and in 1990 after their song "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" hit number one in the US, the...
16 January 2012
RIPSAW announces that its recording artist, chanteuse Marti Brom will perform at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio as part of a tribute to the late 1950's rockabilly singer Janis Martim. The show will be held in the Hall's Foster Room on Wednesday, January 25th.
Known for riveting onstage delivery of an original and classic songbook grounded in the...
13 January 2012
The Dodge Brothers have been announced as one of the special event headliners at this year’s Bradford International Film Festival in Partnership with Virgin Media, which runs from 19 - 29 April.
They will be joined on stage by one of the world’s best known silent-film accompanists, Neil Brand, to provide a live soundtrack for the classic silent film Beggars of Life (1928).