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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.

Ringo Recording New Album; McCartney Guests

New Beatle music is always good news, and it looks like Ringo’s working on a good one, with Paul, Joe Walsh and others joining in the fun.

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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Moody Blues Set ‘Days of Future Passed’ 50th Anniversary Tour

The prog rock legends will celebrate a milestone by performing their masterpiece in its entirety for the first time. It took 5 years for the album to catch on

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Pink Floyd: Is a Reunion Possible?

They haven’t performed together in years, but an offer is on the table from a British festival promoter. Will they put aside their differences? We’ll see.

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John Mellencamp Announces New Album, Tour

His new release has the intriguing title ‘Sad Clowns and Hillbillies’ and now he’s announced a five-week tour in support of it. We have all the dates!

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Grateful Dead to Release May 1977 Box Set

The band’s spring ’77 tour is considered a high point in their live career. Now the tapes of four pivotal shows have been found and are being released.

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Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Set Summer Tour

The two classic rock bands have a long touring history together. They’ll play mostly amphitheaters with the former Eagle as special guest on United We Rock

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Jimmie Nicol, Substitute Beatle, to Be Subject of Film

John, Paul, George and…Jimmie? A new film will look into the mystery man who subbed for an ailing Ringo during one memorable tour.

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Roger Waters to Release New Album

There are no details other than the title—Is This the Life We Really Want?—but we’ll definitely have a new album from the Pink Floyd leader soon.

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1973

The Allman Brothers Band had their biggest pop hit. Elton John scored four. Jim Croce had two #1s, one posthumously. A great blend of pop, R&B and rock were the top radio hits of 1973

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