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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

Dolly Parton is Releasing a Holiday Album and its Title is Perfect

The collection, with many duets including one with Willie Nelson, will be the beloved singer-songwriter’s first Christmas album in 30 years.

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Top Radio Hits of 1970: That’s Where It’s At

Several pop culture touchstones debuted this year, and some of the year’s biggest singles included hits by a slew of one-hit-wonders plus some all-time classics

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Opening Night of Mark Knopfler’s 2019 Tour: Watch

The former Dire Straits frontman toured with a 10-piece band in support of his album, Down the Road Wherever. Watch him perform several favorites

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Lindsey Buckingham Returns to Performing—Briefly

First came his firing from Fleetwood Mac, then heart surgery, then the pandemic. But finally, the singer-musician is performing again.

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Dire Straits Studio Albums Box Coming

The group’s classic rock hits include such favorites as “Sultans Of Swing,” “Romeo And Juliet,” “Money For Nothing” and “Walk Of Life”

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John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary Book Due

He once described the 1970 LP as “the best thing I’ve ever done.” The book will include commentary by Lennon, Ono and other members, with prev. unseen photos

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Trini Lopez—‘If I Had a Hammer’ & ‘Lemon Tree’ Singer—Dead at 83

The singer who rocked up everything from folk songs to standards, giving them a Latin accent, was a sensation in the early ’60s.

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NRBQ Rarities Collection Due in October

The 15-track album, much of it previously unreleased, is described as “a journey with the ’Q through a different lens. A true, career-spanning release.”

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Radio Hits August 1965: How Does it Feel?

The Beach Boys, the Beatles and Bob Dylan were all climbing the charts. No less than 5 of the songs in the Top 10 were performed by the same musicians

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Cat Stevens’ Updated ‘Tea For the Tillerman’: Listen

The singer-songwriter has reimagined his 1970 classic with an all-new recording and a fresh perspective for its 50th anniversary

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