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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

The Who to Tour North America, South America

The band’s longtime manager casually mentioned that they’ll be returning in August and then touring South America for the first time

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The Doors’ Robby Krieger Covers CD Features Rock Pals

The Doors’ guitarist enlisted John Wetton, Jackson Browne, Rod Argent, Tommy Shaw and more on some intriguing covers on In Sessions

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Tom Petty MusiCares Bash Gets More Star Power

An array of classic rockers, including Jeff Lynne, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne, will help salute Petty during Grammy week in L.A.

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Clive Davis Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Fest

The story of the man responsible for helped make the careers of Janis Joplin, Santana, Springsteen and many more, is coming to the big screen.

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David Crosby: New Tour, Sky Trails Album Coming

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has booked several dozen dates as David Crosby & Friends this spring, with some of his greatest hits and music from his upcoming LP

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The Damned to Release Deluxe Edition of 1977 Debut

They were the first British punk band to release an album and now, 40 years later, it’s being reissued in a deluxe edition. Plus: we have tour dates!

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Art Garfunkel Announces Tour, Autobiography

A busy year ahead for the Rock Hall inductee, including an extensive tour and a long-awaited memoir. We have the dates and details on the book.

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Jimmy Webb Denied Grammy Nominations For Kanye Hit

No less than 17 individuals are given songwriting credit on Kanye West’s “Famous.” 12 are nominated but not Webb. Yet 35% of it is rooted in a Webb song

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Geoff Downes Mourns ‘My Dearest Friend’ John Wetton

The Asia co-founder and keyboardist reveals they were working on a new album and writes: “To say I will miss my him greatly is beyond understatement.”

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John Wetton Tributes Pour In From His Bandmates

Former bandmates and fellow musicians are mourning the passing of the lead singer-bassist for Asia and numerous other iconic bands. “A sad day indeed…”

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