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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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Bob Seger New Studio Album Out Nov. 17

Seger’s 18th studio album, and first in three years, includes tributes to Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen.

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10 Re-Released Songs That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1968

What a year! With all-time greats among the year’s best with songs by the Rascals, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Judy Collins, the Doors, the Beatles and more

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Eagles ‘Hotel California’ 40th Anniversary Edition Due

The 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Deluxe Edition includes remastered sound, 10 previously unreleased live recordings, plus hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits October 1969

The Stones, Beatles and Elvis shared the spotlight this week along with some huge bubblegum hits. The full chart is about as good as it gets

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Rob Patterson once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless.

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Dr. Hook ‘Cover of the Rolling Stone’

A band records a song about its burning desire to make it to the cover of the leading music magazine. We’ve got the backstory. Do you know who wrote it?

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Jason Aldean Opens SNL With Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Saturday Night Live offered an unexpected–and welcome–start to its October 7 broadcast as the country singer offered a tribute to the Las Vegas victims and their families

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The Zombies Celebrate Their 50-Year ‘Odessey’

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone as the celebrate a big anniversary, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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Rock Hall 2018 Noms: Moodys, Geils, Cars, Bon Jovi

19 acts are nominated for the HoF’s Class of 2018, including many deserving acts. But scores of classic rock favorites are again missing

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The Cars ‘Just What I Needed’ at Live Aid

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. Here they are at Live Aid, singing their first hit.

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Mudcrutch ‘Crush It’ at NYC’s Webster Hall

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Warren Zanes Discusses His Tom Petty Biography

The man who tells Petty’s story so well is also a musician whose band The Del Fuegos opened a tour for Tom and the Heartbreakers. He captures Petty well.

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Tom Petty, American Rock Giant, 1950-2017

One of our country’s greatest rockers for more than 40 years, the Floridian never backed down, creating solid music that didn’t need to bow to trends.

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Tom Petty, a True Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Petty idolized the Byrds and he famously incorporated their 1967 song, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” into the Heartbreakers concert repertoire

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits in Early October 1974

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 96 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new nominees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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