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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

Pattie Boyd Announces ‘My Life in Pictures’ Book

It’s described as a deluxe visual treasure trove of photographs, letters, diaries and more from the iconic fashion model, photographer, and muse

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Rolling Stones Cover ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ at Hyde Park

It was their 2nd show there in a week. They had first played the venue in 1969 for a free concert that featured their new 20-year-old guitarist Mick Taylor

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Radio Hits July 1966: Summer in the City

Many songs in this week’s Top 10 would become all-time classics. It wasn’t unusual for pop and rock bands to share the airwaves with popular vocalists

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Whitesnake Cancels Rest of European Tour: ‘Health Challenges’

Guitarist Reb Beach was the first to succumb. Drummer Tommy Aldridge was said to have “severe health problems,” though the band denied it. Then David Coverdale took ill

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Charlie Watts Authorized Biography Coming

Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Life, the Times, and the Rolling Stones: The Authorized Biography of Charlie Watts, arrives just over one year after his passing

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Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott Celebrated With Film, Live Release

‘Songs For While I’m Away’ chronicles the charismatic singer-songwriter-bassist. The Boys Are Back In Town Live features the band in 1978

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Def Leppard Beauty Collection You Didn’t Know You Needed

The announcement notes, “this product line reflects the days of anthemic guitars, soaring vocals, and stadium rock sound”

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ Gets Deluxe Edition

The band’s tenth studio release was a concept album, taking inspiration from George Orwell and focusing on the social-political conditions of mid-1970s Britain

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Doobie Brothers Expand Reunion Tour With Michael McDonald

Their big 50th anniversary celebration was originally delayed for 15 months due to the pandemic. They were finally inducted into the Rock Hall in 2020

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Guitarist Gary Moore Gets ‘Official Biography’

The book is authorized by and written with the full cooperation of his estate. The blues-rock guitarist died in 2011 at age 58

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