Country Music Hall of Famer Sonny James, who scored 22 No. 1 country hits between 1956-1974 including 16 in a row, died 22 February of natural causes.
Magic Shop, the New York studio where David Bowie secretly recorded his final album Blackstar and its predecessor The Next Day, is to close in March 2016.
Somethin' Else, the band featuring Bobby Cochran, nephew of rock 'n' roll original Eddie Cochran, are embarking on a European tour this month and next.
The movie thriller Blood Orange, featuring Iggy Pop in his first starring role, has secured a UK distribution deal for spring, according to screendaily.com.
Michael Bradley, bassist with late 1970s new wavers the Undertones, has his autobiography Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone out via Omnibus this month.
Jukebox manufacturers Sound Leisure have revealed the first commercially available vinyl-playing jukebox in 20 years, available in the summer.
Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane have recorded a new version of 'You Are My Sunshine' for an all-star album. Listen here via NPR's premiere.
San Francisco's Church of John Coltrane, which has focused on his work and religious beliefs for nearly five decades, is under threat of immediate closure.
The tribute album God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson will feature Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Sinead O'Connor and others.
The life of Colin Vearncombe, better known as Black, who died last month, will be celebrated in a public memorial service tomorrow (Friday 19 February).
Call It What It Is, the new studio album by Ben Harper with the Innocent Criminals, will be accompanied by North American and European tours.
John Mayall, Elvin Bishop, the partners in Malaco Records and a Mamie Smith classic will be among the inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame for 2016.
A new documentary about Loretta Lynn will be screened in the US and UK next month, to tie in with Full Circle, her first album release for 12 years.
Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is previewing his Origins Vol. 1 album with a version of Cream's 'White Room,' which you can listen to via Rolling Stone here.
One of Prince’s most famous protégés, Denise Matthews, has died, aged 57. She passed away in a hospital in Fremont, California, on 15 January.