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 May 4, 2015

Accelerated Gore…Folding Buffalos…Advantage Waits

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of May 4, 2015

Lesley Gore Buffalo Springfield Tom Waits

Jack Ely, Singer of “Louie Louie” Dies

Jack Ely, Singer of “Louie Louie” Dies

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His mush-mouth vocal stirred up a storm of controversy

Indie Artists & Labels: What it Takes to Play Today

Indie Artists & Labels: What it Takes to Play Today

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Independent music operators talk about SoundCloud, social, streaming and much more—takeaways from Music Connected 2015

RIP: Southern Soul Singer Percy Sledge

RIP: Southern Soul Singer Percy Sledge

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Remembered most for his heartfelt “When a Man Loves a Woman,” the vocalist, dead at 73, had a long and productive career.

This Week in Music History April 6, 2015

Lennon Rocks Rolls…Cooper’s Close Call…Soundgarden Stroked

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

John Lennon Alice Cooper Soundgarden

RIP: Soul and R&B Singer Ben E. King

RIP: Soul and R&B Singer Ben E. King

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His mellow baritone distinguished solo hits like “Stand by Me” and “Spanish Harlem,” following a productive stint as frontman for The Drifters.

This Week in Music History April 27, 2015

Orlando Unzipped…Moon Enthroned…Dylan DJs from Space

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of April 27, 2015

Tony Orlando Keith Moon Bob Dylan

This Week in Music History April 20, 2015

Orbison Hits Bottom…Jagger’s Justice…Dogg Impounded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of April 20, 2015

Roy Orbison Mick Jagger Snoop Dogg

This Week in Music History April 13, 2015

Dolly’s Debut Dud…Jerry Scattered…Roky Returns

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of April 13, 2015

Dolly Parton Jerry Garcia Roky Erickson

This Week in Music History March 30, 2015

Jimi Smokes Strat…RIP Marvin & Kurt…Richards Recants

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of March 30, 2015

Jimi Hendrix Marvin Gaye Keith Richards

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