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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Add Dates to Fast-Selling Tour

The 2017 Rock Hall inductee has announced the initial arena dates in the UK and European plus his first US tour in over 30 years. Tickets are selling fast

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11 Movies That Truly Rock: Woodstock to Spinal Tap

From This Is Spinal Tap to Wayne’s World to Almost Famous to Woodstock, these movies share one thing in common – they all rock!

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AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’: The Inside Story

There can be only one album that’s the world’s best-selling rock LP of all-time. “I called Angus and put him together with ‘Mutt’ Lange.” History was made

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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Court and Spark’: A Significant Pivot

Her 1974 best-seller was adorned by a sophisticated sonic sensibility that would define her career from that moment forward.

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Charles Manson: The Rock Connection

From “Helter Skelter” to his ties with the Beach Boys, rock music was always a big part of the story of the now-deceased murderer’s life.

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Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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Dan Fogelberg: The Making of the Tribute Album

Seven years in the making, the labor-of-love project features Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett and–in their first studio recording–the “new” Eagles.

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Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

Dick Wingate, then a Product Manager with Columbia Records, shares his marketing plan on how the label set up My Aim Is True to radio, record stores and the public

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Eurythmics’ ‘Dreams’ Well-Timed For MTV Success

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart had a taste of success as part of an earlier band. Their 2nd album as a duo yielded a worldwide smash that was well-timed for the MTV revolution

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Argent’s Masterful, Underrated Debut: From Z to A

Out of the ashes of the Zombies came their keyboardist’s new band, Argent. Their debut album is one of rock’s most underrated of all time.

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits November 1967

It was a melting pot in the Top 10 on WABC this week, with plenty of all-time favorites topped by a band with a psychedelic name and an unusual path to #1

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Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Shares His Sorrow

Though the keyboardist never said his friend’s name during his nearly two-hour set, Tom Petty’s spirit was felt by all. Our review

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Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey

A longtime music industry executive looks back on a long ago visit to the Eagles’ member’s home and wishes he had spent more time appreciating the moment

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Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’: A Perfect Rock Song

Though the second single from the Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut failed to chart on Top 40, its story about the girl alone on the balcony overlooking US Route 441 resonates with his fans

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ Revisited

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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Look Back: Top 40 Rock Hits, November 1976

A novelty hit topped this week’s chart but there were huge rock hits from Frampton, Boston, Kiss, Rod Stewart and Steve Miller. More cowbell, anyone?

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Woodstock Performers: Where Are They Now?

Many are still creating brilliant music. Here is a brief guide to the status of most of the artists who performed at the legendary 1969 festival

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Smithsonian Rocks: Behind the New Photo Book

The Smithsonian asked fans to send them rock-related photos and stories. We spoke with the author about the making of ‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll.”

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