NEWS PLUS:

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.

Robert Plant Teases New Music

One of the longest teaser campaigns continues… Last spring, the singer’s website went dark, save for 3 words: “Any time now…” On July 5 came “A Way With Words”…

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Eagles Announce ‘Evening With’ Fall Concerts

The band, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill once again joining mainstays Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, will play four shows in October

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This Week on Top 40 August 1968

Top 40 was rocking in 1968 this week with a WLS Chicago Top 10 dominated by many classic rock favorites, including hits by The Doors, Cream and Steppenwolf

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Leon Russell’s Final Album Out Next Month

Nearly a year after his passing at age 74, his final album is being released. It’s described as “biggest, boldest-sounding album of his career.”

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Bruce Springsteen Announces Solo Broadway Shows

The Boss will make his debut on the Great White Way this fall. “Just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music.” Details and how to register for tickets

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Troubled Times For Journey: Neal Schon

The co-founder is none-too-pleased with recent actions that band members Cain, Valory and Pineda have done, fueling rumors that changes are afoot

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50 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1967

We celebrate the amazing year in music with vintage clips including faves by the Hollies, Aretha, the Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. See what was #1

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This Week on Top 40 August 1972

A re-release of “Layla” was joined in the Top 10 this week with one of the all-time great rebellious classic rock anthems

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Hear: Cat Stevens’ Songs From New Album

The singer-songwriter has recorded an album called The Laughing Apple which features original songs and covers, though the covers on this album are his own

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Sam Shepard, Prolific Actor/Writer, Dies at 73

He was involved with Dylan during the Rolling Thunder Revue, as well as Patti Smith and others. The prolific actor, writer and director has died.

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