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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 and articles of interest from around the Web, sales and airplay charts both new and from the past, nuggets of rock history and lore along with notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently-departed artists and other musical figures of note.

Top 40 Radio Hits In September 1964

The Top 10 during this week on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring hits from several British Invasion acts

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Annie Lennox, Dhani Harrison Sing ‘Isn’t It a Pity’

The singer received the George Harrison Global Citizen Award in NYC on September 18, 2017 and invited the legend’s son to join her onstage

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Chicago Percussionist Laudir de Oliveira Dies

The Brazilian musician first performed on the Chicago VI album in 1973 and became a full-time member by 1975’s Chicago VIII

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Neil Young’s Set at Farm Aid is First in 11 Months

It was a welcome return for the singer-songwriter-musician, one of the organization’s board members, as he played an 8-song set featuring many favorites

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McCartney Welcomes Guest in NYC: Springsteen

He’d already dazzled the New York City audience with a non-stop parade of Beatles, Wings and solo tunes, but Macca still had a big surprise in store

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45 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1972

The Hollies, Raspberries, Harry Nilsson and Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed the biggest hits of their careers as pop and soul classics dominated Top 40 radio

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Foreigner to Reunite With Original Members… Again

The band’s 40th Anniversary reunions with Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood and Dennis Elliott went so well, they’re doing it again… with a bonus

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Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü Drummer/Singer, Dead at 56

The former member of the influential American punk/alternative trio has lost his battle with cancer. Bandmate Bob Mould called him “frighteningly talented.”

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Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ Tour in Munich: Recap

Highlights from the second night of the band’s 2017 European tour. Check out the setlist and videos of some favorites, at Olympiastadion

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Yes Cancels Tour Due to Death of Howe’s Son

Due to the tragic death of Steve Howe’s youngest son, Virgil, Yes has announced that the band has canceled the remaining dates on their Yestival tour

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