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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.

Black Sabbath Ultimate Collection Due

As they head into the final leg of their farewell tour, the band that for many is synonymous with metal is getting a retrospective from the folks at Rhino.

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George Harrison Vinyl Collection Box Coming

For the first time, all of his solo studio albums coming in one set, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The titles will also be available individually

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Rascals Complete Singles 2-CD Set Out in March

The band behind such timeless hits as “Groovin’,” “Good Lovin'” and “People Got to Be Free” is the subject of a new 47-track retrospective.

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U2 Adds to Joshua Tree Tour 2017

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album, the Irish rockers will hit stadiums in North America and Europe this summer.

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Album Due

Fleetwood Mac fans eager for a follow-up to 2003’s Say You Will will have to make due with the news of the unlikely pairing of two members (with appearances by two others)

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36 Years Ago: Album Sales Chart From January 1981

This week at the top of Record World’s 1981 Album Sales Chart: top-sellers from REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, John Lennon, and many more.

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Def Leppard to Tour With Poison, Tesla

A tour for the ages coming to North America beginning this spring, including all of Poison’s original members. Details…

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David Bowie Mourned One Year Later

The shocking passing on January 10, 2016 left a permanent scar not just on fans. Many fellow performers marked the one year anniversary of the icon’s death

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Lou Gramm Clears Up Foreigner Tour Statements

Fans eager for a reunion of Foreigner’s original lead singer got their hopes up when co-founder Mick Jones said it would occur for their 40th Anniversary tour but a series of tweets by Gramm initially denied such a thing

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Timothy B Schmit Dedicates Song to Glenn Frey

The Eagles’ vocalist and bassist is touring to support his recent Leap of Faith album and used the platform to dedicate one of the band’s first hits

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