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.

Music History in February

Sabbath Detuned … Zep Rerouted … Crue Acquitted

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Historic Events That Rocked Music in February.

This Week in Music History January 18, 2016

BB’s Big Gift … Waits’ Frito-Lay Payday … Homeless Guy

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 18, 2016

BB King Tom Waits Buddy Guy

RIP David Bowie

RIP: David Bowie

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The chameleon-like performer, songwriter and producer profoundly affected the shape of popular music.

This Week in Music History December 28, 2015

Merle’s Makeover … Virgins Seized … Kid Rock’s EZ Money

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 28, 2015

Merle Haggard John Lennon Yoko Ono Kid Rock

This Week in Music History December 14, 2015

Harrison Booted … Beatles Leaked … Costello Banished

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 14, 2015

George Harrison The Beatles Elvis Costello

RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at 67

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A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, he helped forge the sound of ‘70s rock.

This Week in Music History January 11, 2016

Joni Gets Jazzy … RIP Donny … Buffett Blasted

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 11, 2016

Joni Mitchell Donny Hathaway Jimmy Buffett

RIP: Lemmy of Motörhead

RIP: Motörhead Frontman and Founder Lemmy

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Heavy metal master succumbs to cancer days after receiving the diagnosis.

This Week in Music History December 21, 2015

Ringo’s Rockin’ Gift … Brian’s Breakdown … Adios Godfather

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 21, 2015

Ringo Starr Brian Wilson James Brown

Ringo Starr's Memorabilia Brings in 9.2 Million

Ringo’s Treasure Trove Brings in $9.2m

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Topping the list is the Ludwig drum kit that fired the opening shots of the British Invasion.

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