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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.

Led Zeppelin Court Case Kicks Off

Day one of the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trial found Jimmy Page and Robert Plant together again… in a Los Angeles courtroom.

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Santana TV Special with Original Lineup to Air on AXS-TV

The original Santana band will play a concert together in their first TV performance since 1973.

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Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough Dead at 72

Henry McCullough, known for his work with Paul McCartney & Wings , Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, Spooky Tooth and others, has died.

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Elvis Producer Chips Moman Dead at Age 79

The producer, songwriter and the guitarist responsible for hits like Elvis Presley’s ‘Suspicious Minds’ and such bands as The Box Tops has died.

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Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Crash’ Making Vinyl Debut

DMB’s top-selling album is getting a 20th Anniversary edition on 2 LPs, with unreleased band photos. We’ve got their 2016 tour info, too

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Jimmy Page + Robert Plant to Reunite… in Court

The song plagiarism suit charging that their most famous song was plagiarized from the band Spirit will proceed to its next phase with Page + Plant in attendance

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway LP Due Friday

The wait for a new RHCP album is over as the band releases their first studio album in nearly five years. They’re getting a limited run SiriusXM channel

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ZZ Top Further Expand 2016 Tour

With bassist Dusty Hill recovering from a fractured shoulder, the Little Ol’ Band From Texas has added more dates to their North American tour

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Brian May + Rick Wakeman to Play Tribute to Stephen Hawking

The Queen guitarist + Yes keyboard player will perform at a prestigious scientifc summit. Brian Eno will give the keynote address. Watch their performance of a Queen classic from 2014

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Eric Clapton Reveals Nerve Damage That Affects His Playing

‘Slowhand’ is now being slowed down by a nervous system condition that makes it sometimes painful for him to play guitar.

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