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10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the Police, B-52’s, Devo and some surprises

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Beatles Pal “Magic Alex” Mardas Dead at 74

One of the characters who fell into the Beatles’ orbit, he promised them futuristic electronics and even a flying saucer, but delivered little.

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Richie Ingui, ‘Expressway to Your Heart’ Singer, Dies

One of the founding members of the Soul Survivors, known for their classic Gamble and Huff-produced/written 1967 hit, has died.

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When Neil Young Found a Neil Young Bootleg

What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.

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Joe Walsh House of Blues Vegas Residency Begins

The popular rocker has released a behind-the-scenes recap of the preparation and general good times that go into his performances

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 95 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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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Album Due

Fleetwood Mac fans eager for a follow-up to 2003’s Say You Will will have to make due with the news of the unlikely pairing of two members (with appearances by two others)

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Win Audio Fidelity CDs From Dylan, Cocker, Rush + More

Our newest contest offers one of our readers the choice of 3 of 5 great albums from some of the biggest names in classic rock. Click for details and to enter

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36 Years Ago: Album Sales Chart From January 1981

This week at the top of Record World’s 1981 Album Sales Chart: top-sellers from REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, John Lennon, and many more.

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David Bowie 1947 – 2016

The words “David Bowie dead” come as a shock. The star’s Facebook page notes he “died peacefully today… after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”

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17 #1 Hits Worse Than ‘We Built This City’

That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse.

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10 Great Jimmy Page Non-Led Zep Songs

Led Zeppelin is just a part of Pagey’s musical legacy. Here are some of his other great guitar-playing moments with Clapton, Beck, Cocker + more.

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Timothy B Schmit Dedicates Song to Glenn Frey

The Eagles’ vocalist and bassist is touring to support his recent Leap of Faith album and used the platform to dedicate one of the band’s first hits

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Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour With Cheap Trick, Bonham

They hit it out of the park with their 1977 debut album. They’ll celebrate their big anniversary with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham

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David Bowie Video, EP Released on 70th Birthday

One year to the day after his well-received Blackstar studio album came out, a video for “No Plan” and 4-song EP was released

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Weekend Warriors Become Stars at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

So you wanted to be a rock’n’roll star? Or want to experience what it’s like to be one and play with them? Then Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is for you.

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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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David Bowie: ‘In the ’70s, I Never Felt Like a Rock Star’

An interview with a senior label exec covering a range of topics: “I’m not a great singer,” Ziggy’s clothes + the answer to “Is it hard being David Bowie?”

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