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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

Blondes Have More Fun: Rod Stewart Sets New Album, ‘Tears of Hercules’

It’s the 31st studio album from the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. A busy year ahead for the classic rock legend

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Elton John Postpones All 2021 Tour Dates: Surgery

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in September 2018. The last performance took place in March 2020 and will finally resume in January 2022

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Doobie Brothers Resume Reunion Tour With Michael McDonald

Their big 50th anniversary celebration was originally delayed for 15 months due to the pandemic. They were finally inducted into the Rock Hall in 2020

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Top Selling Albums of 1979: End of an Era

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era were side-by-side with popular disco releases on the year’s U.S. sales charts

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live 1970-1997 Box Due

The collection on 10 LPs or 5 CDs from the prog rock greats features “five of their biggest and most important shows.” It follows a recent studio box set

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Dion Sets New Album With All-Star Cast

The legend’s collection, features collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Peter Frampton, Billy Gibbons, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs and more

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Allman Family Revival Reveals 2021 Tour Dates

The annual celebration has evolved into a coast-to-coast tour, based on the format of “The Last Waltz,” with the Allman Betts Band as the house band.

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SNL’s Norm Macdonald Mourned By Fellow Comics

The comedian, 61, served as the Weekend Update anchor on TV’s Saturday Night Live for three of his five seasons on the sketch comedy program

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Bruce Springsteen Live Exhibit to Be Presented By Grammy Museum

The traveling exhibit will feature artifacts, live performance footage, instruments and stage costumes, posters and photos, and unique interactive displays

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George Wein, Founder of Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, Dies

In a career spanning seven decades, the promoter was, at one point, the most influential presenter of music around the globe

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