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Bob Dylan Sets 2021 Return to Stage: Report

As with other live performances, the 2020 edition of the “Never-Ending Tour” was canceled due to the pandemic. His last live concert was in December 2019

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Status Quo Founding Member, Alan Lancaster, Dies

The bass guitarist for the British rock band had suffered from Multiple sclerosis for many years. He departed in ’85 but returned for several reunions

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Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ Goes Deluxe For 40th

The title track spent ten weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 and was Billboard’s #1 single of the 1980s. The expanded edition includes plenty of extras

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10 More Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

A sequel to our original survey of LPs recorded at the iconic NYC and San Francisco venues, includes Derek and the Dominos, John Mayall and even Chuck Berry

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Carole King, Queen Perform at Global Citizen 2019: Watch

The concert was believed to be the singer-songwriting legend’s first scheduled public performance since she sang 2 songs at a 2017 event

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Final Concert

We didn’t know that he soldiered on throughout the big 2017 tour with a fractured hip. Who could have known that their September 25 performance would be their last?

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The Doors Strange Days: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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Willie Nelson’s New Album is a Family Affair

The Willie Nelson Family includes songs written by Hank Williams (“I Saw the Light”), Kris Kristofferson (“Why Me”) and George Harrison (“All Things Must Pass”)

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Springtime in New York’ Mines His 1980-1985 Archives

It’s amazing to think that these are virtually all recordings Dylan discarded, given that many of them outshine everything in lots of artists’ catalogs.

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Best of James Bond Music Collection Released

The compilation of celebrated theme songs from the longest-running film franchise coincides with the release of the newest movie, No Time To Die

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The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ Gets 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition

The 1971 classic includes “Love Her Madly,” “Riders on the Storm” and the title track. The collection includes 2 hours of prev. unreleased session outtakes

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The Monkees’ ‘Farewell Tour’ Review: ‘1966 All Over Again’

Credit is due Dolenz and Nesmith for keeping alive the spirit, as well as the sound, of the Monkees. Their televised impishness continues to translate well.

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Rolling Stones Release Video From ‘Tattoo You’ With Vintage Footage

The deluxe edition of 1981’s chart-topping, multi-platinum album includes nine previously unreleased tracks and much more

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ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down… Bruce!’

Most classic rock acts have a misheard lyric. It goes with the territory. So what did Jeff Lynne do when concert audiences started singing along to his big hit?

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The Band’s 2nd Album: A Rustic Masterpiece

Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.

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12 Influential Early MTV Videos

Remember when the cable channel played music? Billboard magazine’s video editor saw all the early MTV videos and selects the significant clips

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John Sebastian Revisits Lovin’ Spoonful Classics on New Album

“I’d left the material alone for 50 years,” says the former Spoonful frontman, until his guitarist friend suggested they’d be ripe for new interpretations.

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Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood Release ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’

The pair of legends have collaborated on a cover of a rock classic. Santana has a new album, Blessings and Miracles, and a busy 2021 and 2022 tour calendar

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Jimmy Page, Steve Miller Watch Don Felder Perform ‘Hotel California’

The three guitar icons attended NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition

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Rolling Stones Perform Private Concert Prior to 2021 Tour

Days before the 2021 edition of the No Filter tour began, the group played a private concert at Gillette Stadium, their first since Charlie Watts’ passing

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NRBQ to Release ‘Dragnet,’ 1st New Full Album in 8 Years

Said NRBQ co-founder Terry Adams, the only remaining original member, “The songs came out of nowhere…or at least somewhere nice.”

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Genesis Opens 2021 Reunion Tour

The Last Domino, delayed for a year, is the first reunion tour for Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks since 2007

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Sarah Dash, of Labelle and ‘Lady Marmalade’ Fame, Dead at 76

The trio, whose funky dance number “Lady Marmalade” reached #1 in early 1975, fit in alongside of the glam-rock that was all the rage at the time.

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Remember Nelson? Twin Brothers Now Well Into Their ’50s

Less than 5 years after the untimely death of their father, Ricky Nelson, Gunnar and Matthew were on top of the music world themselves

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