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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

Lou Reed Solo Box Set Coming

Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Album Collection, will feature music from 1972-1986, one of most versatile periods of his career, with 16 studio and live albums

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Petty Fest Celebrates 40 Years of Tom Petty

Two concerts at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre will mark Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary, with Norah Jones, Jakob Dylan and many more

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Rock Hall to Celebrate U2 40th Anniversary

The museum will feature memorabilia, displays, a movie, panels, interviews and more during a special weekend later this month. Click for details…

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Cactus Returns with New Studio Album

The proto-hard rock band that grew out of the ashes of the Vanilla Fudge in the early ’70s, is back with Black Dawn, its first release in nearly seven years

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Free Annual SF Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

The wide array of performers includes Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs, Cyndi Lauper, electric Hot Tuna, Rosanne Cash and dozens more

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Pres. Obama to Host SXSL Festival at White House

Modeled after the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin, it’s billed as a “festival of ideas, art and action” to be held on the South Lawn in October

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Jerry Garcia Tribute Concerts Set for October 14-15

A 150-minute concert film + audio recordings feature 2015 performances by 4 surviving former Dead members. Plus details on two new concerts now scheduled

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John Mayall, 82, Announces First-Ever Trio Tour

The blues rock pioneer – as vital as ever at 82 – has booked an extensive fall tour and explains why it’ll be as a three-piece

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Jethro Tull Stand Up Deluxe Reissue Set for Release

The new package for the band’s second album includes rare and unreleased music from live footage from a 1969 concert. Full details of the 2-CD/DVD set

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Fred Hellerman, Last of Folk’s Weavers, Dies

One-quarter of the influential folk group of the postwar years passed at his Connecticut home. He produced Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant album

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