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What’s the latest info about about rock music and the most interesting and momentous events in its past? You can find it all here: breaking news, sales and airplay charts from the past, notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently departed artists and other musical figures of note

Top Selling Albums of 1970: Look Back

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of top-selling albums in the U.S.

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The Beatles’ ‘White Album’: 50th Anniversary: Listen

The 1968 double album is being substantially expanded with 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form

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Radio Hits in October 1978: Look Back

We’re not kidding! The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that radio format

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Rock Hall 2019 Nominees: Nicks, Def Lep, Todd +

The 15 choices will be whittled down in December when the Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2019. Stevie Nicks has already been inducted with Fleetwood Mac

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Eric Clapton Plays 2 at Madison Square Garden

Though he’s no longer touring, Slowhand is still performing. He played a pair of October 2018 shows at MSG with a 7-piece band

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Phil Collins Opens 1st U.S. Tour in 12 Years

Though the 67-year-old now sits throughout most of these performances, due to hip and back surgeries, he treats his fans to songs from his extensive catalog

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Radio Hits in October 1965: Look Back

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” – one of the most recorded songs ever – was #1 this week in 1965. But a few months later an instrumental would beat it for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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Fleetwood Mac Begin 2018-2019 Tour: Recap

The band, now with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Lindsey Buckingham, reached back into its enormous catalog and added songs associated with its new members

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Radio Hits in October 1969: Look Back

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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Look Back: The Top-Selling Albums of 1980

Many all-time classics were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are the #5 and #6 best sellers of all time

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