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David Lee Roth Announces Retirement

The news arrives days after Diamond Dave announced a brief residency beginning New Year’s Eve at the House of Blues in Vegas

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Radio Hits in October 1974: The ‘New Math’

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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Listen to The Doors ‘L.A. Woman (Pt. 2)’ and Be Prepared to Be Blown Away

The 1971 classic includes “Love Her Madly,” “Riders on the Storm” and the title track. The collection includes 2 hours of prev. unreleased session outtakes

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Neil Young’s ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’ Arrives, at Last

Says Young, “We recorded this great concert in high res analog as it was going down. It’s raw and real!” The set includes “Old Man” and “Sugar Mountain”

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Bob Dylan Sets 2021 Return to Stage

As with other live performances, the 2020 edition of the “Never-Ending Tour” was canceled due to the pandemic. His last live concert was in December 2019

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Yes Releases ‘The Quest,’ 1st Studio Album in 7 Years

Steve Howe produced the studio effort. He’s joined by the group’s recent lineup of Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood

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Elvis Presley ‘Back in Nashville’ Collection: Listen

The new 4-CD box is designed to showcase Elvis and his core band as they sounded live in the studio, during the actual sessions

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Super Bowl LVI Halftime: Rock Fans’ Toilet Break?

After years of classic rock acts headlining the show, including the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Paul McCartney, the NFL is again ignoring the genre

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Alan Parsons Releases Great Bonus Studio Track From New Live Album

The legendary studio maestro is releasing The NeverEnding Show: Live in the Netherlands, recorded during the Alan Parsons Live Project’s 2019 tour

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Byrds/Burrito Bros. Co-Founder Chris Hillman’s Memoir Gets Paperback Edition

The mainstay of several great bands tells of his path from folk-rock to country-rock and beyond, revealing details of his personal life and more

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