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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.

Keith Emerson Tributes

We’ve handpicked some tributes from fellow musicians to the ELP keyboardist who died on March 10. “I hope you still felt proud.”

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George Martin Tributes Pour In

Fellow musicians and music industry titans are paying tribute to legendary producer George Martin, who died at 90 on March 8th

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Maurice White Tributes

In what’s becoming a far too regular occurrence, musicians took to social media to pay tribute to one of their own. This time to honor the EW&F founder

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Tributes For Paul Kantner, 1941-2016

Many classic rockers have paid tribute to the late Paul Kantner, including his former Jefferson Airplane bandmates Jack Casady, Marty Balin + Jorma Kaukonen

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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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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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