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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.

Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits December 1969

As a memorable decade ended, rock songs dominated the radio with Led Zeppelin’s biggest hit, the 3rd smash from Blood, Sweat & Tears and a memorable #1

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits December 1977

A Queen song, synonymous with sports championships, topped the radio charts this week, which also included hits by Santana, Randy Newman and Fleetwood Mac

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Paul McCartney Resumes Tour… With Bagpipers

The 75-year-old performed in Australia for the first time in nearly 25 years, with a mix of Beatles and Wings hits. A group of bagpipers joined for a favorite

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Cat Stevens’ Comeback Tour Continues

The singer-songwriter first brought his “A Cat’s Attic” tour to North American audiences in 2016. Now with a new album, he’s played South Africa, Australia and New Zealand

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits November 1968

An amazing week for some all-time greats on the Top 40 including songs by Steppenwolf, Stevie Wonder and CCR. And we answer the question: Who was Derek?

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Phil Collins’ Comeback Continues

Five months after his summer dates in the U.K, France and Germany, the musician returned to the stage for a mini-UK tour. Fans in other countries are hoping he’ll announce a 2018 tour

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Beatles Christmas Records Box Set Coming Dec. 15

Fans of the Fab Four had been beat-ing the drum for several days sharing info about upcoming year-end releases. Details of a variety of titles…

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Heartbreakers’ Campbell, Tench Thank Devoted Fans

The longtime bandmates tell about the “devastating” loss but also about “keeping the dream alive.” But it’s way too early to see what the future will be

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Eagles Announce Initial 2018 Tour Dates

The band’s manager gave Best Classic Bands the exclusive news that they would be touring. Check out who they’ll be performing with

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits November 1973

While Richard Nixon was insisting “I am not a crook,” Top 40 listeners enjoyed classic rock hits from Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller Band, the Stones and Jim Croce

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