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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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‘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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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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Jeff Beck Previews New Album

The guitar great played and talked about his forthcoming LP at a private listening party at the Greenwich Village studio of another guitar legend

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Photographer Elliott Landy on The Band

The renowned lensman took over 12,000 photos of them. Many of these stunning images are featured in his new book. He talks with us about his relationship with the influential band

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Who Are They at 50

The Who Hits 50! Tour may be the last outing for the veteran British band. But are Townshend & Daltrey up to the challenge of honoring their monumental five decade rock’n’roll legacy? John Swenson, the band’s first biographer, assesses their accomplishments and their first U.K. shows and finds the prospects positive.

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