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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

Keith Richards’ Guitar Maker Ted Newman-Jones Dead at 67

Ted Newman-Jones, who made guitars for Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lucinda Williams and others, has died.

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s Guitarist on Early Hits, Dies

One of the pioneers of modern music was 84. With Bill Black on double bass, the two provided all that the King of Rock’n’Roll needed on his early hits

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George Martin Tributes Pour In

Fellow musicians and music industry titans are paying tribute to legendary producer George Martin, who died at 90 on March 8th

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Maurice White Tributes

In what’s becoming a far too regular occurrence, musicians took to social media to pay tribute to one of their own. This time to honor the EW&F founder

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Tributes For Paul Kantner, 1941-2016

Many classic rockers have paid tribute to the late Paul Kantner, including his former Jefferson Airplane bandmates Jack Casady, Marty Balin + Jorma Kaukonen

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David Bowie to Fall to Earth on Off Broadway

David Bowie is collaborating on a musical theater version of the 1976 film he starred in, The Man Who Fell to Earth, which will include new music from him. It will premiere in New York City sometime in the next year.

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Prince Dominates Album Sales Chart

The anticipated rush for Prince’s music has arrived at retail and ecommerce sites. And the artist’s albums aren’t the only classic rock releases topping the charts

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007 x 24 = Spectre

The 24th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s third (and possibly last) turn as 007 opens soon. “Spectre” reveals a secret from Bond’s past.

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Tarantino Stays Western with ‘The Hateful Eight’

The Old West remains the setting for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming new movie, “The Hateful Eight.” He says it’s “the funniest snow Western ever made.” OK….

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Peanuts Movie, Guaraldi Vinyl Box Coming

It’s hard to imagine Peanuts without the music of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, subject of a new vinyl box set

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