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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.

Older Music Outselling Newer Releases

For the first time in history, older albums outsold new ones in 2015, according to a report conducted by Nielsen. Rock and roll is king…

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‘Girls’ Star to Portray Patti Smith in Biopic

A feature film about the relationship between the so-called godmother of punk and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is set to begin filming this summer

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Second Jefferson Airplane Original Member Has Died

In a stunning turn of events, the band’s original co-lead vocalist, who preceded Grace Slick, died on the same day as co-founder Paul Kantner

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The Cars Box Set and Best Of Coming

The new wave band from Boston will see all of their studio LPs released via The Cars box set. Plus an 18-song hits collection with some unreleased versions

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Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner Dead at 74

The classic rock world suffered yet another loss as the Airplane’s Paul Kantner died at 74 on January 28, 2016, one of the year’s prominent music deaths

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Rock Hall Adds Inductee, Reveals Ticket Info

Another name has been added to the Class of 2016 plus info on Rock Hall 2016 tickets

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Bruce Springsteen Extends The River Tour

The Bruce Springsteen 2016 tour has been significantly expanded, now taking the E Street Band well into July

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Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band 2016 Tour

The starrs, er, stars are in alignment for the return of the popular Beatles drummer and his group of classic rockers for U.S. dates

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Long Live Rock: Vol 4 of The Who 7″ Singles Box Sets

The final installment of The Who 7″ singles box sets will include plenty of hits and great live B-sides

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Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival Expands for 2016

After a success debut on Long Island in 2015, the legend is bringing his festival to 5 markets in 2016

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