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Deep Purple, Still Making Music, Sets Covers Album

The band’s lineup on Turning To Crime remains Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey, and Steve Morse

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Shares Details of His Emergency Heart Surgery

“I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm,” the guitarist wrote. “My surgeon told me people with this don’t usually make it to the hospital alive”

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Lizzie Bravo, Teenager Who Sang on Beatles Recording, Dies

Her tale of singing on a take of “Across the Universe” at Abbey Road Studios is one of those “amazing, but true” stories in Beatles lore

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Rick Wakeman Sets 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

The keyboard wiz has booked The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star tour with virtuosic piano performances and hilarious anecdotes, inspired by his 50-year career

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Jethro Tull’s ‘Benefit’ Album Gets 50th Anniversary Edition

The expanded set of the band’s third album includes a wealth of previously unreleased material from the era and a deluxe, 100-page hardback book

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The 11 #1 Albums of 1969: CCR Were Rising

In a final year of the decade, three releases accounted for 33 of the year’s weekly chart toppers. The one with the most weeks at #1 may surprise you

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New ‘Fillmore East’ Book Recalls the Legendary NYC Venue

In its 3-year existence, the theater hosted Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, The Who, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Led Zeppelin and Elton John.

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Doobie Brothers Release 15th Studio Album, ‘Liberté’: Listen

The 4x Grammy winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a reunion tour with Michael McDonald

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SNL Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald on Season Premiere

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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Go-Go’s to Celebrate Rock Hall Induction With Brief Tour

The intimate concerts will take place after the group is inducted into the Class of 2021. Drummer Gina Schock is publishing an elaborate coffee table photo book

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