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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

Radio Hits of May 1969

With the Apollo 11 moon landing and Woodstock just around the corner, many future pop classics were climbing the Top 40 chart

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George Carlin Documentary Premieres on HBO

The legendary comedian headlined 14 stand-up comedy specials on HBO over the course of his career. Emmy® winner Judd Apatow co-directs

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Big 2022: Dylan Covers Album, Tour

The recording includes such classics as “I Shall Be Released” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” with guests Jason Isbell, Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash

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ZZ Top Readies New ‘Raw’ Album and Tour

The album features the late Dusty Hill. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard have an extensive tour across the U.S., running through the summer

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Vangelis, Composer Best Known For ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ Dies

The Greek-born electronic music composer earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The album and title track both reached #1 in the U.S.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert to Feature Star-Studded Lineup

Queen’s Brian May, who performed “God Save the Queen” from the Buckingham Palace roof at the Golden Jubilee in 2002, will return

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Bob Neuwirth Dies, Dylan Cohort and Co-Writer of Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz’

He was part of the Cambridge, Mass., blues-folk scene in the ’60s, and was by Dylan’s side for much of the mid-60s and later for the Rolling Thunder Revue

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Jerry Lee Lewis Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

The Killer will join fellow pioneering rockers the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash as a member of the Country Hall.

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Bob Dylan Announces New 2022 Tour Dates

The Bard has announced many more concerts for his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” world wide tour 2021-2024, named for his acclaimed 2020 studio album

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Journey Shares 3rd Track From First Studio Album in Over a Decade

The group has had a busy 2022, performing on their Freedom Tour, named for their upcoming album

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