This Day in Music History - May 11thThis is what interesting stuff happened on today's date in music history.
Woodstock Organizers Want To Celebrate 50th Anniversary In 2019Mark you calendar, Woodstock is gearing up to spread its vibes of peace and love once again in 2019.
GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts 27 New Recordings from Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, U2 and MoreThe GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a "special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts."
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair began on this day (August 15th) in 1969.
Richie Havens’ Ashes To Be Scattered Over Woodstock Festival Site During Public EventThis Sunday, 44 years after the famous 1969 festival, Havens' ashes will be scattered--per his own wishes--across the former festival site in Bethel, N.Y.
Hendrix At 70: "My Favorite Guitar Player Of All Time" - Kirk Hammett Of MetallicaKirk Hammett was an early member of Exodus before replacing Dave Mustaine (later of Megadeth) in Metallica. And while the music of the Bay Area thrash metal scene only has a passing resemblance to Hendrix, Hammett has often paid tribute to the man by playing bits of Jimi's "Little Wing" in his guitar solos.
Levon Helm Documentary Hitting Theaters In 2013The Band's Levon Helm is getting his due credit with a documentary of his own, set to screen in theaters nationwide next year.
We Are Stars: What The Artists Got Paid At WoodstockThe Woodstock Music & Art Festival will be remembered for peace, love, great music and some "brown acid" the over half million in attendance were warned about. But something you might not have known is how much the performers were paid to appear at Woodstock.
The Band's Levon Helm Loses Battle With Cancer At 71
The Greatest Concert Movies of All Time . . . According to "Rolling Stone" Readers
Rock Flashback: The Incredible String Band
What's In The Words: Canned Heat's "Going Up The Country"