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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.

Top 40 Radio Hits Mid-September 1973

Five all-time classic rock hits were in the Top 10 this week in 1973 on Boston’s Top 40 station WRKO. Could it get any better than this?

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Rolling Stones #NoFilter Tour Opening Night: Recap

Four months after announcing the tour, the Stones played Hamburg, Germany. Our recap of the show including the setlist and videos

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Eric Clapton Returns to MSG For Rare Concert

For the first of six September U.S. dates, Slowhand, now 72, gave the Garden crowd a familiar taste of his traditional blues-oriented set. Watch video highlights

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Top 40 Hits in Early September 1972

This week on Los Angeles’ Top 40 KHJ included some all-time classic rock greats including hits by the O’Jays, the Raspberries, Moody Blues + Three Dog Night

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1971

It was an amazing year for music as rock, pop and R&B shared the airwaves. Solo hits from 3 former Beatles, joined 2 songs called “Superstar” near the top. What was #1?

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Top 40 Radio Hits in August 1973

The Top 10 for this week had plenty of classic rock hits including a bad, bad song at #1. If you don’t love these, have someone check your pulse

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Ticketmaster’s ‘Springsteen on Broadway’: Backfire?

The Boss will make his debut on the Great White Way this fall. However, Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® program hasn’t prevented some fans from trying to make a quick buck

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Olivia Newton-John Returns Amid Cancer Bout

The much-loved singer-actress-author, known for her five #1 hits and her starring role in Grease, has turned to the stage while recovering from breast cancer

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Sings ‘Back in Black’ in UK

The singer joined the British band Muse at the Reading Festival in England. And what did Johnson sing? AC/DC’s classic “Back in Black,” of course

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Bob Seger Opens Runaway Train Tour

The classic rock star played a 20-song set in Toledo on opening night of his big arena tour. Check out the setlist and video from the show

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