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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

Jimmy Page + Robert Plant to Reunite… in Court

The song plagiarism suit charging that their most famous song was plagiarized from the band Spirit will proceed to its next phase with Page + Plant in attendance

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway LP Due Friday

The wait for a new RHCP album is over as the band releases their first studio album in nearly five years. They’re getting a limited run SiriusXM channel

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ZZ Top Further Expand 2016 Tour

With bassist Dusty Hill recovering from a fractured shoulder, the Little Ol’ Band From Texas has added more dates to their North American tour

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Brian May + Rick Wakeman to Play Tribute to Stephen Hawking

The Queen guitarist + Yes keyboard player will perform at a prestigious scientifc summit. Brian Eno will give the keynote address. Watch their performance of a Queen classic from 2014

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Eric Clapton Reveals Nerve Damage That Affects His Playing

‘Slowhand’ is now being slowed down by a nervous system condition that makes it sometimes painful for him to play guitar.

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Rod Stewart Given British Knighthood

Sir Roderick joins classic rockers Paul McCartney, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones and Van Morrison as a British knight.

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Billy Crystal Delivers Moving, Funny Muhammad Ali Eulogy

Watch the actor-comedian gave a brilliant tribute to his “big brother” of 42 years. “Didn’t he make all of our lives a little bit better than they were?”

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David Byrne, John Mayer Join The Roots Picnic NYC

This year The Roots take their annual Picnic up to Manhattan’s Bryant Park with rockers David Byrne + John Mayer on the bill.

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Frank Zappa Albums to Feature Unreleased Music

Two upcoming titles – one of which is very timely in this election year – will feature unreleased, rare and other unique tracks from his extensive archives.

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Watch: Metallica Perform The Star-Spangled Banner

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have enjoyed playing the National Anthem at Bay Area sporting events. Their signed, “game-used” guitars are being auctioned for charity

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