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: September 29

BBC Rocks…SNL Highs and Lows…Adios Janis & Jimi…Catchy Decoded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 29

Ultimate Bucket List: Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp: The Ultimate Bucket List Must-Do

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I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We’ve all brandished our guitars or mics, real or imagined, in front of a mirror, fantasizing about playing in a big-time band before a sea of adoring fans. It’s a fantasy shared by millions, and it’s the driving force behind Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC), the fast track way to transform your fantasy into the realm of reality.

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dina Regine

We don’t know how the Stones frontman feels about it, but a 19 million year old hippo has been dubbed with the scientific name Jaggermeryx naiad, or Jagger's water nymph. The critter, whose remains were found in Egypt, belongs to the family Anthracotheriidae, animals related to hippos and whales, but long extinct.

This Week in Music History: September 15

This Week in Music History: Door Floored…Who Drained…Kiss Uncovered…Willie Waylaid

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 15

This Week in Music History: September 1

This Week in Music History: Ray Gets Funky…Jerry Lee Auditions…Elton Pans Gen X

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of September 1

Dave Southen: Caught in the Act of Doing Good

Caught in the Act of Doing Good: Dave Southen is a One-Man Charitable Force of Nature

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Dave Southen (second from L.) and his wife Sue Carlyle with folk rockers Great Big Sea. Could Dave’s Santa-like countenance be purely coincidental?

He gives away dozens of guitars for the greater good of his community

This Week in Music History: September 22

This Week in Music History: Daltrey Decks Moon…Troubled Tours…The Cost of Silence

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 22

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

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In an artistic about face, pop rocker Pink has teamed up with Canadian musician Dallas Green to craft an album of introspective songs that are a far cry from the neo-R&B, party-friendly tunes on which she founded her career. Notable for its delicate two-part harmonies, wistful pedal steel and crystalline fingerpicked acoustic guitar, the album’s lead single, “You and Me”, reveals a sensitivity largely absent in Pink’s earlier work.

This Week in Music History: September 8

This Week in Music History: Anthem Born…Helter Skeltered…CSNY Shamed…Stones Unmasked

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of September 8

This Week in Music History: August 25

This Week in Music History: Beatles Meet the King…Izzy Deplaned…Slipknot’s Big Night

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of August 25

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