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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

Paul McCartney Adds Dates to 2024 Tour

The legend turned 82 in June. The new edition of the tour now covers South America, Mexico, Europe and the U.K.

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The Number One Albums of 1971: 14 Stories

The year was marked by great releases by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and others. But the sales chart was dominated by a singer-songwriter

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Tributes to Willie Mays, Baseball’s ‘Say Hey Kid’

He was long considered baseball’s unofficial Greatest Living Player

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Squeeze Adds Dates to 50th Anniversary Tour in 2024

The band led, as always, by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford is best known for such songs as “Tempted,” “Pulling Mussels (From a Shell)” and “Goodbye Girl”

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‘Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution’ Docuseries Airing on PBS

The surprising and overlooked history of the genre is the subject of a 3-part series, produced by the BBC

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The Number One Albums of 1972: Each Has a Story

Our recap of the year’s chart topping LPs in the U.S. includes many classic rock favorites. Several took years to rise to the top

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Radio Hits June 1974: From ‘Sundown’ to ‘Midnight’

We were listening to two Canadian singer-songwriters who had the biggest hits of their careers this week, alongside big songs from Grand Funk and Paul McCartney

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Jon Anderson: Busy 2024 With New Album, Tour

One of music’s most recognizable voices says, “I never left YES in my heart and soul…ever!! Too many amazingly powerful memories”

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David Bowie ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Era is Celebrated With “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” Set

The 5-CD/Blu-ray audio set explores his journey from February 1971 through the creation of the Ziggy character, with plenty of unreleased tracks

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Jersey Shore Club, The Stone Pony, is Subject of New Book

I Don’t Want to Come Home: The Oral History of The Stone Pony, is from author Nick Corasaniti, a Jersey native and NYT domestic correspondent

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