We look back with gratitude to a chatroom in the internet that was unique; The AOL Music Oldies Room. And we fondly remember the Oldies in this room who have gone to a better place. RIP and Rock On!
2016 is staying true to itself right through to the bitter end. On Christmas Eve Rick Parfitt of Status Quo passed away at the age of 68 due to an infection incurred after an operation to his shoulder. It was somewhat ironic that he should pass away in this manner after surviving three heart attacks.…Read More
After taking a breather of nearly five years, a feat which would break the back of most artists on this planet, British singer Adele has returned to the fray to an almost unbelievable hype. Her new album 25 has sold millions within days, her world tour was sold out within minutes, and the whole world…Read More
Lady Gaga opened the European Games in Baku with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” that sent shivers down the spines of much of the audience as well as millions on TV. And after her performances over the last few months a lot of people are asking: Is she now on her way to being…Read More
Andy Fraser, The Bassist Behind Free’s Megahit All Right Now, Has Lost His Battle With Cancer. The 62 year old passed away on Monday morning (16Mar15) at his home in California after years of battling AIDS and cancer. Source: Press Release Contact Music Photo: By Rob Mieremet (GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL)) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia…Read More
Ringo Starr Has Scrapped A Second Show On His Current North American Tour Due To Illness. The former Beatles star’s concert in San Francisco, California on Friday night (13Mar15) will now be rescheduled for 1 October (15). Starr also cancelled a show at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California on Thursday (12Mar15). Announcing the…Read More
Sad news starts our music round-up today. Joe B. Mauldin jr, bassist with the Crickets, has passed away at the age of 74. According to the musicians manager Burt Stein, he died on saturday after a battle with cancer. Our dad was not only the bass player of The Crickets, he was the bass player…Read More
Tim Farriss, guitarist with the now defunct Inxs, has lost a finger after his hand became mangled in an anchor in a freak boating accident in January. The finger has been reattached in a operation, but it is unclear whether he will be able to play the guitar again. He is now home and undergoing…Read More