News Bits

The HUB's News Bits hone in on the significant events that help shape the sound and direction of music. From tour and recording news to our weekly and slightly irreverent feature, This Week in Music History, you'll read about the artists that have revolutionized the sounds of rock, pop, blues, metal, R&B, and rap. We mostly skip the scandals to focus on the ways and means that music is made. We look at artists and gear from a music-geek perspective that both entertains and informs. Stay tuned for the best in music news with The HUB's News Bits.

This Week in Music History July 6, 2015

Satchmo Slips Off … Curtis Crushed … Carlos Proposes

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of July 6, 2015

Louis Armstrong Curtis Mayfield Santana

This Week in Music History June 29, 2015

Elvis Hounded … Jimi’s Bad Jump … Mustaine Miffed

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 29, 2015

´lvis Presley Hound Dog Jimi Hendrix Uniform Dave Mustaine

This Week in Music History June 22, 2015

Beatles Get Bottom … Bonzo Dethroned … Zappa’s Last Stand

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 22, 2015

Paul McCartney John Bonham Frank Zappa

Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman Dies at 85

Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman Dies at 85

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The composer and alto saxophonist bucked music’s rules and helped reshape the sound of modern jazz.

This Week in Music History June 1, 2015

Stones Detested … Syd Drops In … McGraw Gassed, Honored & Busted …

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 1, 2015

Syd Barrett The Rolling Stones Tim McGraw

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Dies at 67

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Dies at 67

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His elaborate, melodically infused bass lines were a potent force in progressive rock.

Rush Celebrates 4 Decades with the Same Lineup

Last Men Standing: Rush Celebrates 4 Decades with the Same Lineup

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A study in resilience, this hard-rocking Canadian trio has aged gracefully, continuing to remain musically relevant. At Musician’s Friend we’ve got Rush fever!

This Week in Music History June 15, 2015

Grace Unchained … Pretender Problems … Ronette Justice

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 15, 2015

Grace Slick The Pretenders The Ronettes

This Week in Music History June 8, 2015

Jones Un-Stoned … Alice De-Snaked … Democracy Leaked …

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 8, 2015

Brian Jones Alice Cooper Chinese Democracy

Neil Young Targets GMOs with New Video

Neil Young Targets GMOs with New Video

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The latest in a long line of politically charged songs by the Canadian rocker offers a sneak preview off his latest LP due June 29.

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