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: December 15

Elvis Drafted…Harrison Booted…Beach Boys Enlightened

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 15

Elvis Presley George Harrison Beach Boys

Update: The Man Who Keeps on Giving

Update: The Man Who Keeps on Giving

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Dave Southen’s one-man guitar-based charity ups his game

Running the Numbers: Touring’s Rocky Road

Running the Numbers: Touring’s Rocky Road

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Pomplamoose rocks the house at The Fillmore in San Francisco on the way to discovering how financially rocky the the road can be. Photo by Kassie Borreson.

Anatomy of an indie band’s 28-day tour that grossed $136,000 and left them $12,000 in the hole

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

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Chops to die for and a sterling work ethic are the hallmarks of this Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s six decades of soulful musicianship

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

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Steve Albini speaks at the Face the Music conference in Melbourne. Photo: Jayden Ostwald

This music engineering icon says the internet has the potential to cure the problems that plagued the old music-biz model

This Week in Music History: December 8

Otis Redding and John Lennon Lost…Dead Disbanded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 8

Otis Redding John Lennon Grateful Dead

This Week in Music History: December 1

Pistols Provoked…Hova Gets Heavy…Brother Ray Busted & Honored

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 1

Sex Pistols Jay-Z Ray Charles

This Week in Music History: November 24

Adios Freddie, Eric & George…Bowie Bests Beatles

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 24

Freddie Mercury Eric Carr George Harrison

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

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His enormous heart and love of making music helped shape our DNA

This Week in Music History: November 17

Bo Banned…Rotten Vindicated…Democracy Delivered

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 17

Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Bo Diddley

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