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Bon Jovi’s Game-Changing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

Guess who didn’t much care for the song that made Bon Jovi into a major force of rock for decades to come? And who’s just fine with it now…

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Moody Blues, Cars, Bon Jovi Lead Rock Hall 2018

Dire Straits, Nina Simone and the influential Sister Rosetta Tharpe are also among the inductees, as the HoF continues to catch up with many overlooked acts

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Pat DiNizio, Smithereens Singer, Dies at 62

“Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs,” said the band in a statement.

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2017 in Review: New Albums by Classic Rockers

It’s that time of year–music for everyone! Here, for your wish list, are 34 brand new albums, all released during 2017, by classic rock artists.

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits December 1969

As a memorable decade ended, rock songs dominated the radio with Led Zeppelin’s biggest hit, the 3rd smash from Blood, Sweat & Tears and a memorable #1

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The Great Lost Rock Festival of 1969

In a way better than Woodstock? Atlantic City Pop Festival – two weeks before the famed fest in Upstate NY – had a more diverse line-up, and really rocked.

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2017 in Review: A Farewell to Those Who Left Us

We’ve lost so many giants of the music world in 2017. Here we take a look back at some of those who are now gone, but who gave us so much.

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December 8, 1980: A Day We Can Never Forget

We lost one of our heroes on this day. Instead of dwelling on his death, let’s remember his life. All he was saying was give peace a chance.

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2017 in Review: Best of the Boxed Sets & Collections

It’s that time of year and we’ve ID’d great titles from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Stones, Dylan, Eagles and more. Our guide to the year’s best. Happy shopping!

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Classic Rock Christmas Albums: New and Classics

Our holiday gift guide includes titles from rock bands like Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon, classic vocalists like Frank Sinatra and the Carpenters, and other great collections

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the deaths of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, we began to wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 9 who made the music what it was

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Handicapping the 2018 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the 2018 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, Dies at 87

Goodbye to the actor/singer who introduced his character on “The Andy Griffith Show” and then enjoyed further success in a spinoff–and on the album charts.

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

Why “And the winner is…” often leads to #SMH. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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Mitch Margo, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Singer, Dies

Their most famous song was originally a hit in Africa, then found its way to American folk singers and finally went to #1 as sung by a 14-year-old boy.

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For more than 50 years he’s been the reigning king of British blues. He’s got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.

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How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ Came to Be

Every rock fan knows the classic riff but what exactly is Deep Purple’s best known song about? We take you behind the scenes in 1971.

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George Harrison Video Trove Available Online

With little fanfare, a collection of videos from the ex-Beatle’s solo years have been posted, including live and studio material, interviews and more

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