Daltrey warns he’ll walk off stage because of marijuana smoke

The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey of The Who threatened to leave the stage in the middle of a concert in New York yesterday, after smelling marijuana. The frontman told the Nassau Coliseum audience that "the show will be over" unless the person smoking stopped. "It's your choice, I can't do anything about it. I'm doing my best." Here’s a video: Daltrey told the fans he’s allergic to the smoke and that it interferes with his vocal performance. The fans began chanting "Eat It." According to the Long Is...

McCartney announces another U.S. concert date

Sir Paul arrives in Japan, earlier this week.
Just weeks from his 73rd birthday, Paul McCartney is keeping up his active touring schedule. McCartney has announced his first US arena show this year will take place at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21 It’ll be his first Philly appearance in five years. McCartney is also set to play at Firefly festival (Dover, Delaware) on June 19 and Lollapalooza (Chicago) on July 31. Earlier this week, fans in Osaka mobbed McCartney, as he arrived in Japan for a string of tour dates that we...

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It’s official: The Stones are coming to the U.S. in May

As expected, the Rolling Stones are coming to North America, announcing they’ll embark on a 15-city stadium tour, beginning May 24 For the "Zip Code" tour. the Stones promise a stage extending deep into the audience, massive video screens, special effects, and hits-filled sets—but say they won’t skip on “special gems” from the rest of their catalog. Some of those will likely be deep cuts from the Sticky Fingers album; the reissue will contain previously unreleased outtakes and live recordings...

Joe Cocker Dead at Age 70

Joe Cocker at Woodstock, 1969
Joe Cocker, the gravelly-voiced singer known for his cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends" and the ballad "You Are So Beautiful" had died of lung cancer at age 70. His agent said Cocker died Monday in Colorado, his home for the past two decades. Cocker became a star through his  transformation of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends." Featuring a gospel-styled arrangement and call and response between Cocker and the backup singers, the song became a No. 1 hit in Eng...

Rolling Stones’ Sax Player Bobby Keys Has Died

Bobby Keys
Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who played on recordings by Eric Clapton and John Lennon and performed one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar,"  died at his home near Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Keys died today after a lengthy illness. He'd been on tour with the Stones earlier this year, before his health prevented him from performing. "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," ...