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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies

LONDON (AP) — Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock's greatest rhythm sections and used his "day job" to support his enduring love of jazz, has died, according to his…

Rockford performer releases new signature ukulele

From Matt Taylor He manages one of the fastest growing ukulele channels on YouTube. He has over 36 million videos views and more than 430,000 subscribers, that it’s no wonder that he’s been recognized by his followers on the streets.…

RACVB announces Stay Home Songs contest

Staff Report ROCKFORD - As our region continues to stay home and safe, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is increasing its interactive online program options with the announcement of Stay Home Songs, a free community…

RAMOO presents RAMI Spring Benefit March 21

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Area Music Outreach Organization and 100FM invite the public to the "Roaring into the 20's," the 22nd annual RAMI Spring Benefit March 21 at Tebala Event Center, 7910 Newburg Road. The night will…

Legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart dies

Staff Report SANTA MONICA - Calif. - Neil Peart, drummer of Canadian band Rush, has died. Also the primary lyricist of the band, Peart died Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Santa Monica, California. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer, according…

Rock drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80

Staff Report Ginger Baker, who became one of rock 'n' roll's most influential drummers as a member of Cream, died Sunday at his home in England. He was 80. According to Baker's Facebook page,  he "passed away peacefully." He had been…

Cars frontman Ric Ocasek found dead in New York apartment

Staff Report NEW YORK - Ric Ocasek, frontman and rhythm guitarist of The Cars, has died, NYPD spokesmen reported Sunday night. According to reports, Ocasek was found earlier today in his bed by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova. While…

Cancer claims rocker Eddie Money

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press A publicist for Eddie Money said the rock star has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70. Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family and said Money…

21st Annual RAMI Spring Benefit March 23

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- This 21st Annual Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Spring Benefit will be Saturday, March 23, at Tebala Event Center, 7910 Newburg Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dancing starts at 7 p.m. Live music will be…