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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.

Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Adds Tour Dates; Hear 2 Songs

Tom Petty’s “other” band have scheduled their first-ever national tour at smaller venues, and will release their first album since 2008.

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Steven Tyler Solo Tour Announced; Performs NYC Benefit

The Aerosmith frontman’s Out on a Limb tour begins in July with his country band, Loving Mary. See our recap and pics of his NYC benefit concert

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Prince’s Music Vault Drilled Open

The opening of the Prince music vault at Paisley Park also opens can of worms for his estate + potential flood of releases.

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K-Tel Founder Dead: Compilation Album Creator Philip Kives

With his invention of the compilation album, the entrepreneur revolutionized the marketing and sales of recorded music. Plus plenty of Fishin’ Magicians and Veg-o-Matics…

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Cream to Reissue Full Album Set

All four of the classic albums released by Cream in the late 1980s have been collected into a five CD set.

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Stones, McCartney Tease Coachella 2016 Rock Festival

At this point, we’re just waiting for the official announcement with ticket details and whether other acts will join the classic rock lineup beyond McCartney, the Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters

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Paul Simon Issues 2nd Track from New Album

The second track released from Simon’s 13th solo album recalls ‘Graceland’ in sound and takes its name from a Negro league baseball legend.

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Wallflowers Reissue Coming Soon

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the four-million selling album, ‘Bringing Down The Horse’ is being reissued as a two-disc vinyl set.

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Graham Nash Reiterates: No More CSN

Graham Nash continues to insist that his falling out with David Crosby means the end of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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New Neil Young Live Album ‘EARTH’ Out

On his new ecologically oriented concert LP, Young is backed by Promise of the Real and the sounds of animals from the wild. Watch Young and Willie Nelson pay tribute to Merle Haggard

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