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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.

Paul Simon Sets Final Leg of Farewell Tour

Yet another legend has announced that his touring days are ending. The singer-songwriter now has over 40 dates on his schedule

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March Madness on Top 40 Radio 1970

The Beatles’ influence was all over the Top 40 this week, joined by big hits from the Jackson 5 and Bobby Sherman. Thought of Frijid Pink lately?

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Russ Solomon, Tower Records Founder, Dies

In a 2017 interview, the founder of the Tower Records retail music corporation discussed the history of the company. He died March 4 at age 92.

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Look Back: Radio Hits March 1972

A prominent songwriter had a #1 hit with a borrowed song. Listeners were confused by a tune they thought was Neil Young. And T. Rex’s only U.S. hit.

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John Fogerty, ZZ Top Set ‘Blues and Bayous Tour’

It should be quite an event as the classic rock legends are teaming up. It all begins May 25. Check out the details and see if they’re playing near you

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Phil Collins Opens South American Tour in Rio

The musician continued his Not Dead Yet comeback tour with his first 2018 date. The 17-song stadium set mixed solo hits and Genesis songs

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Look Back: Radio Hits February 1967

On the US Top 40 this week were British Invasion hits by the Spencer Davis Group, Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles and The Stones.

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Look Back: Radio Hits February 1976

The Eagles, Aerosmith and ELO each scored one of their many career hits. Eric Carmen and Paul Simon had the biggest solo singles of their careers

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final World Tour Dates

The tour begins in April + is expected to continue into 2020. He doesn’t rule out other shows “here and there.” See where he’ll be in 2018 + who’s joining

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Look Back: Radio Hits February 1977

Songs by some of the biggest names in rock including the Eagles + Steve Miller topped the chart. Fleetwood Mac released Rumours, making them superstars

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