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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, sales and airplay charts from the past, notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently departed artists and other musical figures of note

Stephen Sondheim, Giant of American Musical Theater, Dies

The giant’s enormous legacy of works includes West Side Story, A Little Night Music, and Sunday in the Park With George (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize)

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Hall & Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Gets Vinyl, CD Editions

In 2008, the number-one selling duo in music history played stripped-back versions of their classic hits at the famed Los Angeles club

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Top-Selling Albums of 1981: Rock Still Reigned

Many established bands were criticized as “corporate rock” acts though they, in fact, had been paying their dues for years

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Ozzy Osbourne Moves Tour Again, This Time to 2023

The latest postponement of his “No More Tours 2” cited “the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe”

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Eagles Announce 2022 U.S. Concerts

Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will again be joined by Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, and Vince Gill for the Hotel California tour

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Rolling Stones Close 2021 Tour With Intimate Concert

The performance took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., to close the 2021 chapter of the No Filter tour

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McCartney Gets 2 Grammy Nominations For Recent Solo LP

Recorded in “Rockdown,” 2020’s McCartney III arrived decades after the first two in the series: McCartney and McCartney II

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New Janis Joplin Photo Book Coming From Elliott Landy

The 196-page Photographs of Janis Joplin On the Road & On Stage includes 100 never-before-published photos, plus interviews with the legend

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Cat Stevens Releases ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Box Set

The 1971 LP includes “Moonshadow,” “Peace Train” and “Morning Has Broken.” The new edition has prev. unheard studio demos and alternate mixes, plus live recordings

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Radio Hits November 1968: Fantasy Will Set You Free

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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