Announcements - 2011

December 13, 2011 - Dobie Gray Passes Away remembers singer-songwriter Dobie Gray famous for his 1973 smash hit, "Drift Away."

December 11, 2011 - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Winners Announced
The inductees for the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have been announced.

November 21, 2011 - Songwriter Lee Pockriss Passes Away
Lee Pockriss, writer of "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," passes away.

November 14, 2011 - Black Sabbath Founding Members To Record New Album After 33 Years
Black Sabbath founding members announce that they will be recording their first new studio album together after 33 years.

November 5, 2011 - The Beach Boys' SMiLE Album Is Released After 44 Years
The Beach Boys' famous "lost" album, "SMiLE," finally makes its official debut after 44 years.

October 16, 2011 - Charlie Daniels Band Member Joel DiGregorio Is Killed In An Auto Accident remembers Charlie Daniels Band member, Joel DiGregorio, famous as the co-writer of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."

October 9, 2011 - Famed Pianist Roger Williams Passes Away remembers the highly acclaimed pop virtuoso pianist, Roger Williams, of "Autumn Leaves" fame.

October 4, 2011 - Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Nominees Announced
The nominees for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced.

October 2, 2011 - Singer And Sugar Hill Records Executive Sylvia Robinson Passes Away remembers singer, record label executive, and "Godmother of Hip-Hop" Sylvia Robinson who began her career as one half of the Mickey & Sylvia duo (of "Love Is Strange" fame).

October 1, 2011 - Tony Bennett Album Tops Billboard 200
Tony Bennett makes an amazing return to the charts for the second time in a week, this time topping the Billboard 200 with his "Duets II" album.

September 27, 2011 - Tony Bennett Returns To The Billboard Hot 100 After 44 Years
Tony Bennett makes a return to the Billboard Hot 100 after 44 years with "Body and Soul, "a duet with Amy Winehouse.

September 12, 2011 - Glen Campbell Releases His Final Album And Begins His Farewell Tour
After a long and highly successful career spanning some 50 years, legendary country singer Glen Campbell bids farewell in his last album, "Ghost on the Canvas," and makes his final concert tour.

September 5, 2011 - George Harrison Documentary to Air on HBO
A long-awaited documentary about the life and career of George Harrison will be airing this October on HBO.

August 25, 2011 - Motown songwriter Nick Ashford passes away remembers famed songwriter Nick Ashford who, with wife Valerie Simpson, wrote a long string of Motown classics.

August 23, 2011 - Lyricist Jerry Leiber passes away remembers acclaimed lyricist Jerry Leiber who was one half of the famous Leiber and Stoller songwriting duo.

August 12, 2011 - Country singer Billy Grammer passes away remembers country singer Billy Grammer, a long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry, who passed away August 10, 2011. He is best remembered for his 1959 hit, "Gotta Travel On."

August 9, 2011 - Tennessee Two bassist Marshall Grant passes away remembers Marshall Grant, the bassist for Johnny Cash's original backup band, the Tennessee Two, who passed away August 7, 2011.

August 2, 2011 - Gene McDaniels Passes Away remembers Gene McDaniels who passed away July 29, 2010. The singer-songwriter had a string of hits in the early 1960s that included "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" (1961).

July 30, 2011 - Otis Redding returns to the Billboard Charts after 42 years
Otis Redding makes an astounding return to the Billboard Charts after some 42 years with a song by rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West which pays tribute to the late soul legend.

July 27, 2011 - Dan Peek, co-founding member of America, passes away remembers Dan Peek, co-founding member of America.

July 21, 2011 - Paul McCartney's first ballet to premiere at the New York City Ballet
Sir Paul McCartney's first ballet, Ocean's Kingdom, will premiere at the New York City Ballet on September 22, 2011.