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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.

Tyler Tells Trump to Stop Using ‘Dream On’ (Update)

Aerosmith frontman and budding solo country singer Steven Tyler has sent cease and desist letters asking Donald Trump to not use “Dream On” in his campaign.

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‘Roger Waters The Wall’ Soundtrack Out in November

The soundtrack to the most successful solo artist tour ever includes three songs not on the Pink Floyd version and is available on CD, vinyl and downloads.

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Billy Idol Joins L.A. Cancer Benefit

Idol is the latest rock star to sign on as a part of the Hellcat Saints – a one-night only band playing a Rhonda’s Kiss benefit concert in LA on 11/3.

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‘Mad Men’ LP Features Dylan, Orbison, Sinatras & More

A diverse collection of music from all seasons of the TV show “Mad Men” has just been released that also features tracks sung by two of the show’s stars.

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New Petty Bio Reveals Heroin Habit

The upcoming book “Petty: The Biography” (out on 11/10) reveals that the rocker was a heroin user in the 1990s, and much else about his life and career.

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Pantera Issues Compilation LP & Box Set

Pantera is releasing a nine song “best of” on 10/30 and a box set of the band’s five albums on vinyl and CD on 12/11.

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Peter Noone Releases Tribute to John Lennon

Peter Noone aka ‘6os hitmaker Herman of the Hermits sings a tribute to his old friend John Lennon, issued on what would have been John’s 75th birthday.

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Doobies, Dawes, Hornsby & More at Haynes’ Christmas Jam

It’s the 27th year for Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC with star-studded bill raising funds.

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Rock Hall Nods Include Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple & Steve Miller

This year’s classic rock nominees include the above mentioned plus The Cars, Yes, Los Lobos, Nine Inch Nails and The Smiths. Plus Janet Jackson? Go figure.

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Gregg Allman Plans New Album

Gregg Allman plans to cut a new album in 2016. The locale: The famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. The producer: Don Was. Odds are good it’ll be a winner.

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