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Deep Purple Releases 3rd Song From ‘Whoosh!’ Album

The band “stretched out in all directions without any limitation, letting their creativity go. They put the Deep back into Purple,” says producer Bob Ezrin.

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Elvis Costello Releases 2nd New Song, ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’

One month after an earlier surprise release, his big year continues. He became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and won his first album Grammy

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Top Selling Albums July 1970: Look Back

Some of the era’s legendary names in classic rock had new releases – many of which are in your collection – at the top of the sales chart this week

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Queen Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

They are just the 3rd music group to be so honored. The series depicts many of their album covers as well as 4 of their iconic live performances

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Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Deluxe Edition Due

The 1973 album topped the charts in the U.S., the U.K., and many other countries, and yielded a #1 single, the ballad “Angie”

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Rock Hall 2020 Ceremony: HBO Program to Replace Live Event

Another casualty of the pandemic: The event, which has traditionally taken place before a live audience, will now go virtual.

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‘Almost Famous’ Cast, Director Discuss Film For its 20th Anniversary

The program features conversations with the key players—writer/director Cameron Crowe, stars Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit and more

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Ringo at 80: Stars Wish Him a Happy Birthday

On the starr’s big day, many Beatles-related figures including his predecessor made it a point to congratulate him via their social media accounts

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Neil Young Pens Letter to Trump Over Use of His Music

Several days after a July 3 rally at Mount Rushmore, the musician – now an American citizen – posted “A Letter to President Trump”

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Eagles’ ‘Live From the Forum’ Concert Film Returns

Live From The Forum MMXVIII was recorded at the Forum in Los Angeles in September 2018. ESPN will premiere the concert film on Sunday, July 5

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