The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction

CLEVELAND (February 27, 2013) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction, an exclusive exhibition from the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” will open on Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24. Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be the Museum’s first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open until March 2014.

“The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer.”


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Highlights Cleveland’s Soul and R&B History with “Cleveland Is the City”: A Black History Month Celebration

Programming includes live interviews with Inductee Bobby Massey and Lou Ragland, panel discussion on Boddie Recording Service, and more

(February 6, 2013) – Cleveland earned its place on the rock and roll map in the early Fifties when local deejay Alan Freed was the first to call the R&B music he was playing on his nightly radio show “rock and roll.” From the 1950s to the 1970s, Clevelanders produced powerful soul and rhythm and blues music in a rich network of clubs, recording studios and record labels. This February, as part of Black History Month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Cleveland’s rich musical legacy, highlighting great moments in the city’s rhythm and blues and soul music history. Fans are encouraged to share their knowledge, memories, and photos through the Rock Hall’s Facebook and Twitter page.


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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock ‘N’ Roll Classic Damn The Torpedoes Expanded With Previously Unreleased Tracks for Deluxe Editions

One of the greatest albums in rock history gets even better with the November 9 release on Backstreet/Geffen/UMe of the expanded and remastered Deluxe Edition of Damn The Torpedoes from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The Deluxe Edition release will be available with a choice of four formats (1) on two-CDs, (2) on one audiophile quality Blu-ray disc, (3) on 2 180-gram vinyl LPs and (4) as an iTunes LP.

For more on this Deluxe Edition release

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will Officially Designate Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studios a historic Rock and Roll Landmark

Designation kicks off Ponderosa Stomp and
Spotlights the Rock Hall’s Tribute to Fats Domino and
Dave Bartholomew this fall

WHAT: J&M Studios will be officially designated as a rock and roll landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off the annual Ponderosa Stomp and start the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2010 American Music Masters Series honoring Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew (November 8-13 in Cleveland).

From 1947-1956, J&M Studios (838-840 N. Rampart), owned and operated by Cosimo Matassa, produced the records that helped give birth to rock and roll. Along with producer and arranger Dave Bartholomew, Matassa recorded sessions by pioneers Fats Domino, Little Richard, Bartholomew, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, Lloyd Price, Roy Brown, and Shirley and Lee, among many others.
For more on this designation

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will Honor Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew for the 15th Annual American Music Masters® series Walking to New Orleans

Cleveland. Oh– The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will honor Antoine “Fats” Domino and Dave Bartholomew, one of the most important partnerships in the history of rock and roll music, during the 15th annual American Music Masters® series in November. This marks the first time that two individuals are being honored for the Museum’s signature series.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Honors Latino Heritage Month with Annual Festival

Live performances by Ismael Miranda, Divino and more;
Screening of PBS Documentary Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles

CLEVELAND (August 17, 2010) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome back the Latino Heritage Festival, an annual event that celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and its musical traditions. This event will take place on the outside plaza of the Rock Hall on Saturday, August 28 from 3 – 7 p.m. and includes performances by Ismael Miranda featuring Sammy De Leon y su Orquesta, reggaeton artist Divino and dance group Grupo Isla Del Encanto. The Museum will also screen the PBS documentary Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles and feature Q&A sessions with the film’s co-producer Nancy Wilkman. The Latino Heritage Festival is FREE, however paid admission is necessary to tour the Rock Hall exhibits and participate in this film screening.  The Rock Hall’s Community Festivals are presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank. (more…)

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Danbert Nobacon Announces His New Album with the Bad Things, Woebegone, Out October 19th

Former Chumbawamba Vocalist Will Release a Novel “Three Dead Princes – An Anarchist Fairytale” on October 1st

“Danbert is one of the agent provocateurs in the anarcho-syndicalist collective Chumbawamba; a man of principle, poetry and passion.
Equal parts Manu Chao and Joe Strummer. Recommended.” Culture Bunker

Agitprop musician/writer/social critic/actor Danbert Nobacon is back with a new album and book this fall. Backed by Seattle’s gypsy punks The Bad Things, Nobacon recorded a song cycle called Woebegone, available October 19th. Never one to relax, his first novel will arrive on October 1st! “Three Dead Princes – An Anarchist Fairytale” is illustrated by film-maker Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy). Nobacon will hit the road in October to do readings and play gigs across this great land, with a record release party in Seattle on Halloween. (more…)
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Four Never-Before-Released Live Albums By Jefferson Airplane to Be Released October 26 on Collectors’ Choice Music Live

Four live albums include original vocalist Signe Anderson’s farewell show
and Grace Slick’s first show, both at the Fillmore in 1966

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The argument rages on, but for many music fans in the ’60s, the best live band from the Bay Area was Jefferson Airplane. Formed during the summer of 1965 in San Francisco, the group triumphed in 1967 with Surrealistic Pillow, one of the key recordings of the Summer of Love, containing the hits “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit” and “Today.” The Airplane featured three master instrumentalists (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Spencer Dryden) and three vocalists: Grace Slick (replacing original singer Signe Anderson in 1966), Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees made a total of eight studio albums and released a smattering of live albums including 1969’s Bless Its Pointed Little Head. (more…)

D.O.A. “Talk – Action = 0” Canadian Tour

VANCOUVER, BC – D.O.A. have released their 13th studio album “Talk – Action = 0” via Sudden Death Records are are set to tour Canada!


Mondo Generator Announces US Tour and New Single “Dog Food”

Mondo Generator have announced a run of shows through August and September in support of their new single ‘Dog Food’ (available on August 10). Special guests for all shows will be Tweak Bird with Its Casual and Violent Soho also joining for selected shows. Tickets are on sale now at venues and usual outlets…

For more on Mondo Generator’s US tour

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