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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.

Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits November 1973

While Richard Nixon was insisting “I am not a crook,” Top 40 listeners enjoyed classic rock hits from Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller Band, the Stones and Jim Croce

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David Cassidy in Critical Condition: Organ Failure

The ’70s teen idol of ‘Partridge Family’ fame is in a Florida hospital with unspecified organ failure. He retired from performing this year due to dementia.

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AC/DC Co-Founder, Malcolm Young, Dies at 64

The band has suffered an unspeakable second loss in less than a month with the passing of its rhythm guitarist. He had taken a leave of absence in 2014

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Add Dates to Fast-Selling Tour

The 2017 Rock Hall inductee has announced the initial arena dates in the UK and European plus his first US tour in over 30 years. Tickets are selling fast

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Charles Manson: The Rock Connection

From “Helter Skelter” to his ties with the Beach Boys, rock music was always a big part of the story of the now-deceased murderer’s life.

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Dan Fogelberg: The Making of the Tribute Album

Seven years in the making, the labor-of-love project features Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett and–in their first studio recording–the “new” Eagles.

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Eagles to Tour in 2018, Says Manager: Exclusive

The band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, has told BestClassicBands.com that “live dates are planned [but] any studio recordings are unlikely. Our interview…

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits November 1967

It was a melting pot in the Top 10 on WABC this week, with plenty of all-time favorites topped by a band with a psychedelic name and an unusual path to #1

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Tour? It’s No Longer a Rumor!

We’ve been down this road before, waiting in vain for an announcement. But a new website promises fans first dibs on 2018 tour details.

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Led Zeppelin Tribute Concert Set for Carnegie Hall

Following previous tributes at the storied NYC venue celebrating Bowie, Prince, Bruce, the Stones and more, next year’s event promises 21 performers.

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