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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.

Glenn Frey Tributes From Fellow Musicians

Social media was abuzz from fans and fellow musicians when they news broke Monday about the passing of #GlennFrey

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David Bowie Tributes

Classic rock legends are in mourning for one of their own as David Bowie tributes are pouring in.

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Bee Gees, Cream Manager Robert Stigwood Dies

The music industry has lost the man who guided the careers of British supergroup Cream and the Bee Gees and later formed a record label, RSO.

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David Bowie to Fall to Earth on Off Broadway

David Bowie is collaborating on a musical theater version of the 1976 film he starred in, The Man Who Fell to Earth, which will include new music from him. It will premiere in New York City sometime in the next year.

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40 Years Ago: Top 40 Rock Hits in November 1976

A novelty hit topped this week’s chart but there were huge rock hits from Frampton, Boston, Kiss, Rod Stewart and Steve Miller. More cowbell, anyone?

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits October 1978

We’re not kidding! The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that radio format

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Prince Dominates Album Sales Chart

The anticipated rush for Prince’s music has arrived at retail and ecommerce sites. And the artist’s albums aren’t the only classic rock releases topping the charts

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Classic Rock Stars Dominate April 2016 Album Sales

The top selling albums in the US this week looks like a flashback from the ’70s with new releases from Tom Petty, Graham Nash and Santana rocking sales

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March 1981 Top 40 Features All-Time Party Song

Classic rock hits by REO Speedwagon and John Lennon were joined by two from Blondie this week 35 years’ ago. Plus one that’s played at every wedding and championship game

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50 Years Ago On Top 40 KHJ

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” – one of the most recorded songs ever – was #1 this week in 1965. But a few months later an instrumental would beat it for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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