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Here’s where you can find the major stories and artist profiles we publish as well as interviews, opinion essays, examinations of industry trends, issues and other matters. And our rock photography showcases plus cartoons.

Happy 90th Birthday Tony Bennett

The American icon has a long history of singing rock songs and collaborating with A-List stars. Here are two clips of him singing with Billy Joel

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Brush With Death

He was living in bucolic Woodstock, having sought sanctuary from the noise, chaos—and drugs—that had consumed his life during the past year. Then he took his motorcycle for a spin

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Paul Anka Interview: At 75, So Square That He’s Hip

The legend wrote such classic songs as “She’s a Lady” (Tom Jones’ biggest hit), “My Way” and The Tonight Show theme. At 75, he’s known for singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

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Pete Townshend: The Gibson Classic Interview (Excerpt)

In this Q-and-A which originally appeared on Gibson.com, The Who leader talks about the Who’s Next recording process and his admiration for Lou Reed, The Band and Prince

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‘History of Music Biz’ Excerpt: Signing John Lennon

Mike Sigman interviews many execs who shaped the industry, in a new book for HITS magazine. In our excerpt: former Geffen Records chief Eddie Rosenblatt discusses signing John Lennon and the fateful night of December 8, 1980

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Best Classic Bands First Anniversary

We’re celebrating year one of bringing you the best classic rock news, features, reviews, contests, and more! Thank you for your support and please tell your friends about us

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Kongos Aim High With Their Music

The band of brothers (and sons of a rock star) are set to release the follow-up to their worldwide smash, “Come With Me Now.” Their journey took them from South Africa to Phoenix

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Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: Still Awesome at 50

We spoke with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and others as they look back at the masterpiece. “It didn’t meet Capitol Records’ expectations so they took it off the market.”

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‘History of the Music Biz’ Features Profiles of Industry Titans

Veteran editor Mike Sigman interviews many execs, most of whom never became household names, in a new book for HITS magazine. Exclusive excerpt of his interview with former Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola

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Pete Townshend’s Smashing Legacy Lampooned

\Who concerts used to be “smash” hits, inspiring other musicians to “break” new ground (and instruments). Cartoonist David Skinner pokes at the band’s legacy

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