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 March 23, 2015

Gladys Goes Pipless…Snoop Grounded…Page Provoked & Paid

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of March 23, 2015

Gladys Knight Snoop Dogg Jimmy Page

This Week in Music History: March 16

Ringo’s Hard Day…Redding’s Belated Payday…RIP Randy Rhoads

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of March 16

Ringo Starr Otis Redding Randy Rhoads

This Week in Music History: March 9

Beatles Roll & Rule…Cohen Conned…White Wails

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of March 9

The Beatles Leonard Cohen Jack White

Dylan at 73—Still Defying Expectations

Dylan at 73—Still Defying Expectations

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America’s preeminent bard comes up with some doozies in a free-ranging interview

This Week in Music History: February 16

Police Pitch Gum…Crue Exonerated…Marr Reunited

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of February 16

The Police Motley Crue Johnny Marr

RIP: Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero

RIP: Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero

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The 55-year-old metal drummer helped drive the sound of metal for over three decades

Jury Awards Marvin Gaye Family Millions

Jury Awards Marvin Gaye Family $7.4 Million for “Blurred Lines” Borrowings

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The late soul singer’s “Got to Give it Up” is cited as the source of the gigantic Pharrell Williams/Robin Thicke 2013 pop hit

This Week in Music History: March 3

Patsy’s Final Flight…Hanoi Rocks Hendrix…Cyndi Soothes ‘Em

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of March 3

Patsy Cline Jimi Hendrix Cyndi Lauper

This Week in Music History: February 23

Byrd Grounded…Janet Panthered…Bowie Bonded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of February 23

Gene Clark Janet Jackson David Bowie

This Week in Music History: February 9

Zeppelin Booted…Aretha Grounded…White Stripes See Red

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of February 9

Led Zeppelin Aretha Franklin White Stripes

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