Rock Daypop Archives

Dave Matthews Opens “A Concert for Charlottesville”

Dave Matthews Band performed at ‘A Concert for Charlottesville,’ at Scott Stadium at the University of Virginia, and brought out Susan Bro to join him.  Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old local woman killed while protesting in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Cheap Trick To Release New Holiday Album

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick have announced their new holiday album, “Christmas Christmas” will be released on October 20 on Big Machine Records.  This will mark the rock band’s first holiday themed album, and it is the follow-up to their 18th studio album We’re All Alright, that was released this past June.

Pete Townshend of The Who Announces Marriage

In a message from his Facebook page, Pete Townshend revealed he had been married last December to to longtime partner Rachel Fuller, and also announced his plans to take a yearlong sabbatical. After The Who complete touring later this year, it will be awhile before Townshend reveals plans for the future. 

25 Years After His Death, Frank Zappa To Tour Again

Using hologram technology, Frank Zappa will be reanimated for future live performances, this coming 25 years after his death.  Members of the Zappa Family Trust have said plans are in the works to stage Joe’s Garage: The Musical with Zappa’s hologram.  Zappa’s son Ahmet Zappa also confirmed he involvement of artists Adrian Belew, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Vinnie Colaiuta and Warren Cuccurullo, among others.

Former One Direction Singer Harry Styles Wows At Solo Concert

Harry Styles performed at The Greek Theatre on Sept. 20, 2017 in Los Angeles.  The 23 year old Styles kicked off his first-ever solo tour Tuesday night, and not only performed tracks from his self-titled debut, but also performed covers of songs by artists such Ariana Grande,  Fleetwood Mac, and even tracks from his former band, One Direction.