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.

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt Health Update

The guitarist for the band best known for the ’68 hit song ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ had a heart attack on June 15 while on tour in Turkey. Our update…

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Watch: The Beatles Eight Days a Week Film Trailer

Ron Howard’s feature documentary based on the first part of the Fab Four’s career – 1962-1966 – is coming to theaters and Hulu in September

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Rolling Stones to Play Vegas; Desert Trip Acts Touring (Update)

All six acts that are performing at October’s classic rock festival have booked dates before, in between and/or after the two weekends.

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Meat Loaf Collapses, Not Dead, Recovering Well

The ‘Bat Out of Hell’ singer is in the hospital but doing OK after dropping to the stage at a Canadian concert. Yes, alive, unlike what one paper said.

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Led Zep’s Jones Joins Plant + Page in Court

Bassist John Paul Jones takes the stand and the defense’s expert musical witness says chord pattern is ‘commonplace’ for 100s of years.

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Elton John to Headline London’s Hyde Park

The annual BBC Radio2 Live event has been a showcase for classic rock legends with Rod Stewart, The Who and Jeff Lynne’s ELO on the short list in recent years

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Red Hot Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis Saves Baby’s Life

While taping an episode of “Carpool Karaoke,” the RHCP singer performed CPR on an infant that wasn’t breathing. Well done, sir! Their new LP, The Getaway, is now out

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Listen: The ‘Amazing’ Peter Gabriel Returns

“I’m Amazing” is a surprise new song from the former Genesis frontman and progressive rock pioneer, inspired by an unlikely source. 7:28 of pure Gabriel with echoes of past hits

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Zep Trial Day 3: Mary Poppins + Song Structures

The attorney for the band Spirit asked Jimmy Page if he thought “Stairway to Heaven” also sounded like “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Seriously.

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Creedence Hits Collection Reaches 10 Million Mark

40-20-10 is a winning formula for CCR as their first hits album, Chronicle, hits a very hard-to-reach sales figure. They’re in pretty select company

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