NEWS PLUS:

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.

Billy Zoom of X Battles Cancer

Guitarist Billy Zoom of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band X is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. The music community has rallied to benefit him

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Download New Wilco Album Free

Wilco is giving away digital downloads of its new album Star Wars for free from now through August 13. Or you can buy it soon. Or both

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New David Gilmour LP & U.S. Tour

The Pink Floyd guitarist has a new album (out 9/11) and single (out 7/17), both titled Rattle That Lock. Four date US/Canada tour in March/April 2016

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Neil Young Pulls Music from Streaming Services

As we’ve seen recently, Neil Young is ready to take a stand for something he believes in. Poor audio quality has led him to remove his music from streaming.

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Kennedy Center Honors go to Carole King & The Eagles

The 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors will salute classic rockers Carole King & The Eagles this December for their artistic achievements

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Fogerty Sues Former Bandmates

John Fogerty has counter-sued his ex-CCR bandmates, who sued him in 12/2014. At issue is the use of the “Creedence Clrearwater” name & his CCR songs

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Joan Jett Responds to Runaways Rape Story (Updated 7/13)

in a recent article, ex-Runaway bassist Jackie Fox claims the band’s manager raped her and two bandmates saw it. Joan Jett denies she was a witness.

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New Keith Richards LP Out 9/18 (Updated 7/17 with link to single)

It’s been over 20 years since the last solo disc by Keith Richards, who follows the Rolling Stones Zip Code stadium tour with his own Crosseyed Heart album

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Ex-Eagle Randy Meisner Under Court Supervision After Murder/Suicide Threats

A Los Angeles judge ordered 24/7 supervision following court filings by a friend and his son regarding his mental state.

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Billy Joel Marries

Big week for Billy Joel. He set a record for most shows at MSG in NYC and surprised guests at his annual Fourth of July party by getting married.

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