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Berry Gordy: A Chat with the Man Who Made Motown

Soon to be a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, the entrepreneur who gave us Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and so many others looks back.

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War Releasing ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ Collection

The new collection doubles the length of the band’s original hits set, and includes such classics as “The World is a Ghetto” and “Spill the Wine.”

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Genesis to Release ‘The Last Domino?,’ a Collection of Their ‘Best Loved Songs’

The new collection supports the band’s first tour in 14 years, featuring the classic lineup of Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

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NYC ‘Mega-Concert’ Sets Lineup: Springsteen, Simon, Santana, Journey, Costello and More

A music mogul was charged with securing the talent, with concerts in all 5 boroughs. Attendees will need a ticket and proof of a Covid-19 vaccination

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55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Brush With Death

He was living in bucolic Woodstock, having sought sanctuary from the noise, chaos—and drugs—that had consumed his life during the past year. Then he took his motorcycle for a spin

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ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Mourned By Fellow Rockers

Tributes called the legendary bassist a “beautiful soul” and “a rock and roll institution.” “Rest however you damn well choose!”

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Dusty Hill, ZZ Top Bassist, Dies at 72

The group were in the midst of a tour when Hill suddenly took a leave of absence. At the time, the band announced he had to address a hip issue

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Live Nation Offering $20 Concert Tickets

The “Return to Live” promotion offers fans $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows at over 40 Live Nation amphitheaters all across the U.S. this year

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Joni Mitchell Shares Performance Recorded By Jimi Hendrix: Listen

The singer-songwriter legend continues to open her archives with the release of Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971)

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Jon Anderson Talks Yes and ‘Olias’: ‘It’s Magic For Me’

We talked to the Yes co-founder who says he has no plans to slow down. “In the next 20 years, I’ve gotta do some serious work”

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Radio Hits in 1982: The ‘Eyes’ Have It

Songs by Fleetwood Mac (group and solo) and Rod Stewart were among the biggest Top 40 hits as were certain smashes by the Alan Parsons Project and Survivor

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Bruce Springsteen 1979 No Nukes Concerts, With E Street Band: Film Due

The benefit concerts featured performances by Jackson Browne, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, James Taylor and Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and more

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Gary Rossington Has Emergency Heart Surgery

The band’s last remaining founding member has had a history of heart issues and underwent heart surgery as recently as 2019

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Jackson Browne on Making a New Album: ‘Your Standards Plague You’

The legend has released Downhill From Everywhere at 72. “You wind up trying to write something as good as this other song that you wrote. That’s just death”

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‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Film Comes to HBO

The 3-day festival promoted the unity and counterculture idealism of the 1969 original but instead devolved into riots, looting and sexual assaults

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Brian Setzer Shares Surf-Rock Track From ‘Gotta Have the Rumble’ Album

It’s the first solo album in seven years from the founder/leader of the Stray Cats, and of his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra

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David Crosby’s Renaissance at 80 Continues With New Album, ‘For Free’

Croz’s voice in 2021 is as beautiful as ever on his latest studio album, which arrived one month before his 80th birthday

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Amy Winehouse’s Death Still Haunts

The Academy Award-winning documentary is a “dark and painful” tale that sadly shows how she was destined to die young and join music’s “27 Club”

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Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy Lead 2021 Kennedy Center Honorees

The legends are among five who will receive the 44th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. Past recipients include Eagles and Dolly Parton

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Lindsey Buckingham Releases Next Track From New Solo Album

His first solo release in 10 years follows his departure from Fleetwood Mac. His return also includes a 30-date U.S. tour this fall

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The Rolling Stones Announce 2021 Tour

The newly scheduled 2021 dates will mark the rock and roll legends’ first time reuniting following last year’s postponement

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Eric Clapton: ‘I Won’t Play Venues That Require Vaccination’

Slowhand has responded to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that vaccine passes would be required to enter music venues

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Styx’s ‘Paradise Theatre’: Where Prog Met Pure Pop

Filled with divergent visions from band members no longer on the same page, the album was the band’s greatest success but also the beginning of the end.

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Iron Maiden Returns: First New Album in 6 Years

The band’s first new music in 6 years features a state-of-the-art video. Bruce Dickinson says, “I thought we could make something very special together”

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