Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson ‘Much Better’ After Heart Surgery

Cheap Trick bassist and co-founder Tom Petersson reports he is doing “much better” roughly three months after undergoing open heart surgery. “I’m doing a lot better, which is not saying much. I came out of the operation — I had open-heart surgery on March 1st, so I’ve been convalescing here at home, and I’m feeling […]

Poll: What’s the Best Disturbed Song?

Disturbed have quite a broad catalog, but which of their songs is the best? That’s what we want to find out from you in this week’s Loudwire Nights Artist of the Week poll! Each week, we’ll be asking you to choose your favorite track from a list of 10 of the biggest songs from the next Artist of […]

Parquet Courts to Reissue Debut Album American Specialties

Parquet Courts will reissue their hard-to-find debut album, American Specialties, on July 30. Originally released in 2011, the year before their breakout LP Light Up Gold, the 11-track record has now been mastered (by Total Control’s Mikey Young) and packaged with a zine designed by the band’s Andrew Savage. Bassist Sean Yeaton wrote expanded liner […]

Elton John and Charlize Theron team up to ask U.K. Prime Minister for AIDS help – Music News

Elton John and Charlize Theron have asked U.K. leader Boris Johnson to help them fight AIDS. The rocker and the actress have joined forces to urge the Prime Minister to address the issue at the upcoming G7 summit in a new letter. “We face a new AIDS emergency, and we need your help,” the letter […]

Cheap Trick Bassist Tom Petersson Is ‘Doing A Lot Better,’ Three Months After Open Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has opened up about his recent operation. The 71-year-old musician underwent open-heart surgery three months ago, forcing him to sit down during the band’s early April appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”. Petersson offered an update on his health while speaking to Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station. […]

When Tom Petty Picked a Fight on Last Episode of ‘Larry Sanders’

Tom Petty was ready to duke it out on the final episode of Garry Shandling’s The Larry Sanders Show, which aired 23 years ago on May 31, 1998. Appearing as himself on the show, Petty sparked a scuffle first with actor Greg Kinnear and then with country singer Clint Black over who would be singing Larry’s farewell song. “I […]