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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.

Springsteen, McCartney Rock Out to ‘Santa Claus’ on SNL

Watch as Sir Paul joins Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a rousing performance of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

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Producer Snuff Garrett Dies

The producer of such #1 hits as “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys and “Half-Breed” by Cher died December 17th at 76.

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Kongos Re-Release Debut; LP #3 Coming

Kongos enjoyed a huge hit with “Come With Me Now.” Their self-titled debut has been re-released and they are finishing up a new album

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Springsteen Wrote ‘Hungry Heart’ for The Ramones

During an appearance on The Tonight Show to plug his new box set and SNL appearance, The Boss talked about his pop breakthrough, “Hungry Heart”

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Eagles of Death Metal to Resume European Tour

EODM have rescheduled their tour which had been postponed due to the terrorist attacks in Paris. They return to the City of Lights on February 16th

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Rockers Weigh in on Hall of Fame Choices

Fellow rockers took to social media to congratulate the Class of 2016 and to commiserate with those that didn’t make the cut

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Cheap Trick Celebrates HoF News With Record Deal

The news keeps getting better for Cheap Trick fans: on the day they joined the Rock Hall’s Class of 2016, comes news they’ve signed a new record deal. Click to download a free track

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Jimmy Page 2016 Tour, Album

In which the legendary guitarist reveals plans that his millions of fans have been longing to hear

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Howard Stern Extends SiriusXM Deal

Howard Stern’s show gets five more years on SiriusXM. The satellite radio company gets to exploit his archives for more mayhem. Sounds win/win for all!

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ZZ Top Will be Hell Raisers in 2016

If you’re ZZ Top, what do you do? You play rock’n’roll… live, often and loud. They’re back with a North American and European tour in 2016

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