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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

All-Star ‘Love Rocks NYC’ Benefit Concert Coming in March

Joe Walsh, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes and many others will perform at a benefit concert for an organization that feeds the sick.

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Dweezil Zappa Adds to 50 Years of Frank Tour

The son of the late legend will embark on a spoken word tour and continue paying tribute to his dad’s innovations. We have the complete tour schedule!

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Elvis Costello Announces US ‘Imperial Bedroom’ Tour

The band will be performing tunes from 1982’s ‘Imperial Bedroom’ album plus “songs that led in and out of that velvet-trimmed playhouse”

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Jefferson Starship Leads San Francisco Protest

When San Francisco officials declined to issue a permit for a concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, one band voiced their objection.

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Blues Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced

Honorees include singers Mavis Staples and Latimore, guitarists Magic Slim and Johnny Copeland and several others. The awards will be handed out on May 10.

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Genesis’ Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford to Share Stage

Mike + the Mechanics are opening for Phil at his June 30 concert in London’s Hyde Park. Will Tony Banks make it a trio and an onstage reunion?

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RIP Bill Paxton, Likable Film Star

The actor was just 61 and was in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Titanic, Twister and Apollo 13. He also had a brief rock ‘n’ roll career

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George Harrison Vinyl Collection Released

For the first time, all of his solo studio albums coming in one set, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The titles will also be available individually

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Ann Wilson of Heart: Her Top 10 Live Albums

Before she heads out on a solo tour, Ann Wilson of Heart reveals her top 10 favorite live albums of all time. You might be surprised by some of her picks!

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Leon Ware, R&B Singer/Songwriter, Dead at 77

He never found great success with his own recordings, but such R&B legends as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones cut his tunes.

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