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Eagles Announce ‘Evening With’ Fall Concerts

The band, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill once again joining mainstays Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, will play four shows in October

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his “Us + Them” North American tour–and we suspect they will be left-leaning–are in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites; watch some video highlights

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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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John Sebastian on the ‘Magic’ of The Lovin’ Spoonful

From ’60s hits with The Lovin’ Spoonful to Woodstock to “Welcome Back” to what he’s doing today, John Sebastian finds his joy in music

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This Week on Top 40 August 1968

Top 40 was rocking in 1968 this week with a WLS Chicago Top 10 dominated by many classic rock favorites, including hits by The Doors, Cream and Steppenwolf

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Anniversary: Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set highlighting their remarkable musicianship. Watch several clips from their June 16 2017 show

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10 Classic 1967 Debut LPs by California Bands

What do the Dead, Janis, Captain Beefheart, Sly and Canned Heat have in common? They’re among classic rockers from California who first recorded in 1967.

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Leon Russell’s Final Album Out Next Month

Nearly a year after his passing at age 74, his final album is being released. It’s described as “biggest, boldest-sounding album of his career.”

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Ian Anderson Talks About Tull, Rock Hall

The longtime Jethro Tull leader talks about the band’s namesake, his opinion on the Rock Hall of Fame, and Frank Zappa, in this far-ranging Interview

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Graham Bonnet on Rainbow: Since You Been Gone

The singer fronts his own band now and talks about buying the classic rock group’s albums for his audition because he didn’t know who they were

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Dave Mason’s ‘Alone Together’: Colorful Throughout

It’s often remembered for its multi-colored marble vinyl, but the former Traffic member’s solo debut also contained some of his finest songs

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Troubled Times For Journey: Neal Schon

The co-founder is none-too-pleased with recent actions that band members Cain, Valory and Pineda have done, fueling rumors that changes are afoot

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Peter Asher Q&A: Producing Linda Ronstadt & More

In our detailed interview, most of it previously unpublished, the master producer talks about his work with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo, Cher & more

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This Week on Top 40 August 1972

A re-release of “Layla” was joined in the Top 10 this week with one of the all-time great rebellious classic rock anthems

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Monterey Pop Festival—10 Killer Performances

Here is a look at some of the finest that went down over those 3 days, and which still loom so largely as we bring contemporary ears to bear on them.

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Hear: Cat Stevens’ Songs From New Album

The singer-songwriter has recorded an album called The Laughing Apple which features original songs and covers, though the covers on this album are his own

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Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground on ’72 Stones Tour

In music, careers can turn on a dime. In 1972, Wonder’s career turned when he was asked to join the Stones’ fifth American tour

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Jeff Beck Live: Around the World in 80 Licks

The Hollywood Bowl crowd was treated to a jaw-dropping display of deep blues, hot licks and dive-bombing Stratocaster forays into the ionosphere of rock with special guests Billy Gibbons and Steven Tyler. It’s coming out on DVD/Blu-ray/CD/LP

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