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.

Grateful Dead to Release May 1977 Box Set

The band’s spring ’77 tour is considered a high point in their live career. Now the tapes of four pivotal shows have been found and are being released.

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Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Set Summer Tour

The two classic rock bands have a long touring history together. They’ll play mostly amphitheaters with the former Eagle as special guest on United We Rock

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Jimmie Nicol, Substitute Beatle, to Be Subject of Film

John, Paul, George and…Jimmie? A new film will look into the mystery man who subbed for an ailing Ringo during one memorable tour.

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1973

The Allman Brothers Band had their biggest pop hit. Elton John scored four. Jim Croce had two #1s, one posthumously. A great blend of pop, R&B and rock were the top radio hits of 1973

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50 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1967

We celebrate the amazing year in music with vintage clips including faves by the Hollies, Aretha, the Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. See what was #1

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Metallica WorldWired 2017 Tour Follows Grammy Snafu

One day after the band encountered mic difficulties during their performance with Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammy Awards telecast, they’ve announced North American dates

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Tom Petty Brings the House Down at 2017 MusiCares Event

A long list of peers, including Jackson Browne, Don Henley and Stevie Nicks, paid tribute to the rock great in L.A. last night. Watch Petty’s speech here

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AC/DC’s Angus Young Joins Guns N’ Roses Onstage

The AC/DC founder returned a favor by joining the American rockers onstage Down Under. But what was he doing earlier, dressed as an airline employee?

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Gregg Allman Preps New Album, Southern Blood

Coming off of a very tough year, things are looking up for the veteran soul-rocker: 2017 brings a new Don Was-produced album and rescheduled tour dates.

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Aretha Franklin: I’m Retiring This Year

Is the Queen of Soul really calling it a day? She told a Detroit TV station that she is, but maybe not quite. If so, what a legacy she will leave!

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