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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

Prince Dead at 57

The news that the pop star had died shocks millions.

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Bonnie Raitt Announces Fall Tour Dates

Riding high on her well-received ‘Dig In Deep’ album, the classic blues rocker has been selling out shows and satisfying fans.

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ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Fractures Shoulder; Tour Dates Postponed

A fractured shoulder suffered by the band’s bassist has caused them to reschedule shows on their current tour.

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Sony Buys Michael Jackson’s Share of Beatles Copyrights + More

Sony has bought out the Jackson estate’s share of its music publishing partnership that owns the copyrights to songs by The Beatles.

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Musician Friends to Salute Keith Emerson

A Los Angeles concert will pay tribute to the late Keith Emerson by performing his music from throughout the legendary keyboard player’s career.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Working on Solo Album

In between Hollywood Vampires activities the guitarist is recording with Iggy Pop, David Johansen and Terry Reid.

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Pete Zorn Dead; Folk-Rock Instrumentalist Was 65

The sideman who played variety of instruments with U.K. folk-rockers like Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span is dead at 65

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Brian Johnson Statement Regarding His AC/DC Departure

The now former AC/DC lead singer describes his medical issues as his “darkest day.” He never mentions Axl Rose by name, instead referring to “a guest singer.” Is there animosity? You be the judge

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Michael Schenker to Issue ‘Live in Madrid’ CD/DVD

The legendary guitarist and his Temple of Rock band perform a career-spanning concert coming out as audio + visual documents.

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Traveling Wilburys to Debut on Streaming Services

The deluxe collection, featuring “brothers” Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Roy Orbison, is also being re-launched

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