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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away today, 3/18/17, at age 90. R.I.P. This feature originally ran in 2016.
Collin Robinson | October 18, 2016 - 4:37 pm

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Hear “Big Boys” From Chuck Berry’s First New Album In 38 Years

Last October, on the day he turned 90, Chuck Berry announced that he'd recorded an album of new songs, his first in 38 years. Berry…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2017 - 8:53 am

Green Day, Sting, RHCP, & Dropkick Murphys Cover “Johnny B. Goode” In Tribute To Chuck Berry

The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2017 - 6:43 pm

New Chuck Berry Music Coming This Week

Last year, on his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced that he was planning on releasing a new album, his first in 38 years. This past…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2017 - 9:26 am

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis," "My Ding-a-Ling"
Jennifer Frederick / Billboard | March 18, 2017 - 6:47 pm

Chuck Berry Turns 90 And Announces His First Album In 38 Years

Chuck Berry turns 90 years old today -- happy birthday, Chuck! -- but somehow, we're the ones getting the birthday present. The rock 'n' roll…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2016 - 7:06 am

Heavy: Watch Coldplay Play Back To The Future Songs With Marty McFly

I love Back To The Future. If we're being completely honest, I secretly hope that I am one day able to attend an event anywhere…
Zac Gelfand | July 18, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Watch The Killers Perform With Wayne Newton & Blue Man Group At Vegas Arena Opening

The Killers were one of the headliners -- alongside Shamir and famous local Wayne Newton -- at the opening night of Las Vegas' new T-Mobile…
James Rettig | April 7, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Cassie Ramone – “Run Run Rudolph” (Chuck Berry Cover)

Last year, the Vivian Girls broke up, and former member Cassie Ramone released The Time Has Come, her first-ever solo album. Next month, she'll follow…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 11:16 am

Finnish Fans Can Now Get Refunds For Shitty Concerts

We've all been there: You get really excited to see an artist live and it ends up being a disappointment. Sometimes it's out of their…
James Rettig | July 6, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Watch A Shaven-Head David Lee Roth Sing Van Halen Songs With Foo Fighters In L.A.

The Foo Fighters pulled out all of the stops at a "surprise" benefit concert at the Forum in Los Angeles last night to celebrate Dave…
James Rettig | January 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Chuck Berry, Mock Deadmau5 In St. Louis

Arcade Fire, on their current tour, are starting to adapt the practice of playing locally significant covers in different towns (see: "Dust In The Wind"
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 10:34 am