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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.

Fan-Created Soundgarden Book Available Now

Two of the band’s biggest fans have created the book “Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal” with the help of others from around the world.

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Fleetwood Mac Unveil ‘Tusk’ Reissue Campaign

1979’s ambitious follow-up to the super successful Rumours album is getting a complete overhaul from the band via Rhino Entertainment

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Amy Winehouse Vinyl ‘Collection’ Coming 12/11 (Update)

An 8-LP Amy Winehouse box set will be released this fall that includes her 3 studio albums, live recordings + rarities; ‘Amy’ documentary soundtrack out now

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Metallica Tracking New Album (Update)

Metallica are in the studio working in what will be their 10th album, the followup to 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

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Rumor No More! Adele’s ’25’ On Its Way (Updates)

The long-awaited follow-up from Adele – 25 – is coming next month; we’ve got the latest news including the track listing, her new video and her SNL date

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Carly Simon Unveils Musical Companion to Memoir

The singer-songwriter had both a memoir. “Boys in the Trees,” and a two-CD “musical companion” titled “Songs from the Trees” coming out soon.

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Lynne Shares 3rd Song From ELO LP

“One Step At A Time” is the first uptempo track that’s been officially shared from the new ELO album, following two ballads

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October 21, 1977: Meat Loaf ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Released

Meat Loaf and songwriter Jim Steinman struggled to get it made, released and played on radio. Yet the album became an all-time best seller

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October 18, 1926/63: Chuck Berry Born/Out of Jail

One of the founding fathers of rock ‘n ‘roll music, Chuck Berry did a stint in prison in the early 1960s after an astonishing run of now classic hit singles

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October 17, 1969: Kinks Play First US Show in 4 Years

For reasons that are unclear and complicated, The Kinks were unable to play America from 1965 to ’69, with a first show back at the Fillmore East.

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