If Adam Levine and his shirtless theatrics don’t interest middle-aged audiences of modern day, a band like Thunderstruck, pulsating AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” at an audience to teeth-jarring levels, can conjure feelings of youthful indulgence — mortgage and overtime be damned — if only just for an evening. And thus, tribute acts flock to Louisville venues,…

Unlike in the past when tribute bands were relegated to third-tier performers who played in bars for little more than free beer, today, the landscape has changed, and tribute bands have become a force to reckon with in the music industry. While most of the famous tribute bands in the bygone era paid homage to…

A 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may be scheduled this August at the original site, but Batavia will be getting into the act with a “Stock” of its own. Batavia Downs will host “BataviaStock” on Saturday, July 20, with five tribute bands and one performer who took the stage at the landmark event in 1969. Melanie,…

Big moments from Chris Cornell tribute show: Miley Cyrus impresses, Soundgarden reunites The amps were cranked up and the emotions were flowing at the Forum in Los Angeles Wednesday night as musical friends and big-name admirers paid tribute to Chris Cornell, the late grunge pioneer who fronted Soundgarden and later Audioslave. It was a vast…

Michael Lang is producing the 50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival at Watkins Glen, Aug 16-19 You knew it had to happen. Michael Lang, the producer of Woodstock in 1969, 1994, and 1999, has confirmed there will be a Woodstock 2019. No, it won’t be at Max Yasgur’s farm. Or in Saugerties, New York. Or in Rome,…