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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.

McCartney, Stevie, Bruce at Obama Farewell Party

Giants of the worlds of music, film and television will join the President and First Lady at their farewell party at the White House

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Billy Joel To Play Ballparks Again This Summer

The Piano Man will be returning to many favorite baseball stadiums and make first appearances in others. He also continues to extend his record breaking MSG residency

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Yes’ Rick Wakeman: ‘I Will Be at Rock Hall Induction’

Rick Wakeman, the legendary keyboardist of prog-rockers Yes, has changed his mind: Now he will appear the band’s Rock Hall induction. We asked him why.

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British Invasion Dominates January 1965 Pop Chart

Songs from the Dave Clark Five, Zombies and more. And demand for the Beatles on Top 40 was so great that radio DJs played both sides of their singles

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50 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1967

We celebrate the amazing year in music with vintage clips including faves by the Hollies, Aretha, the Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. See what was #1

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Doors Debut Album Deluxe Edition Due in March

Fifty years to the day after the release of their debut album, Rhino has announced the impending release of an expanded edition.

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Chicago and Doobie Brothers Set Summer Tour

The legendary classic rock bands have announced a big North American tour together. Click for ticket info and see if they’ll be playing near you

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Linda Ronstadt Honors Eagles at 2016 Kennedy Center

She was one of their biggest benefactors, giving Glenn Frey and Don Henley’s careers a significant early boost as members of her band

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The Doors to Have Their ‘Day’

Fifty years to the day of the release of The Doors’ self-titled debut on January 4, 1967, the iconic Los Angeles band will be honored with Day of the Doors

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James Taylor Honored at Kennedy Center

Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Garth Brooks all performed songs from the vast Taylor library at the singer-songwriter’s 2016 Honors event

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