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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.

Sib Hashian, Original Boston Drummer, Dies at 67

The drummer who played on Boston’s smash debut album and its followup collapsed and passed away while performing on a rock legends cruise ship.

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Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll Giant, Dead at 90

He was the poet laureate of rock ‘n’ roll, responsible for so much of the lyrical direction and guitar language of the music. One of the giants, gone at 90.

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James Cotton, Blues Harmonica Legend, Dies at 81

He began playing blues harp at age 9 and became one of the masters of the instrument, with more than 30 albums and countless guest appearances to his name.

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Kinks’ Ray Davies Gets Knighted: A Well-Respected Man

He’s a well-respected man! The 72-year-old co-founder of the British Invasion band has received his honours in a ceremony by the Prince of Wales

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Pete Townshend Writes New Song For ‘Tommy’

The 1969 rock opera has yielded a movie and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. The BBC reports its author has written a new song for a theatrical revival

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March Madness on the Top 40 in 1970

The Beatles’ influence was all over the Top 40 this week, joined by big hits from the Jackson 5 and Bobby Sherman. Thought of Frijid Pink lately?

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Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Classic Concerts Add to Lineup: Report

The rumored Classic East and West festivals have even more star power and actual dates. Unless, of course, they’re just rumors, or is that rumours?

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Asia Cancels Their November John Wetton Tributes

Citing “reasons beyond our control,” the 4 UK dates where the band was supposed to open for Foreigner have been postponed. One Wetton tribute is still scheduled… in New Jersey

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Foreigner Sets UK Dates; Asia to Honor John Wetton

The dates will be homecoming of sorts for the band’s founding member Mick Jones. Asia will be performing an official tribute to its late co-founder

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51 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1966

The British Invasion, popular vocalists and novelty hits all topped the charts. Songs from the Rascals, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Mamas & the Papas. What were the biggest?

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