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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, sales and airplay charts from the past, notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently departed artists and other musical figures of note

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces Hollywood Bowl Dates

After teasing his fans on social media, Lynne has confirmed 3 Los Angeles shows. BCB has it on good authority that there will be more U.S. dates to come.

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2 Super Bowl Ads Using Queen Songs

Brands and ad agencies use America’s biggest night to showcase their products and creative talents. No surprise, then, that 2 spots feature all-time great Queen songs

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO To Announce U.S. Tour

A teaser comment and graphic on the classic rock legend’s social media pages indicates a US tour announcement is imminent

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Bowie, VH Among Classic Rock Songs in Super Bowl 50 Ads

Advertisers paying $5 million go all-out to make an impression during the Big Game. Music by Queen and Steven Tyler are also among the classic rock songs being used this year

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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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