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John Prine Hospitalized in Critical Condition: Covid-19

The singer-songwriter was hospitalized on March 26. He is scheduled to be honored in 2020 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy

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Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ Writer, Dies at 69

He recorded the song with his UK-based band, the Arrows, in 1975. Joan Jett first saw them perform it on TV while visiting England with the Runaways

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Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, Son Perform Acoustic ‘Stayin’ Alive’ For Benefit

With music venues closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many musicians are streaming live performances from their own living rooms. Watch father and son

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Folk Singer Tom Rush Tests Positive For Covid-19 Virus

Known mainly as an interpreter of songs written by others, the 79-year-old singer-guitarist warns fans at his recent shows to be extra-vigilant for symptoms

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The Who Postpone 2020 U.S. Tour

Citing fans’ safety given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to move the dates

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Ringo Starr Moves 2020 All Starr Band Tour to 2021

“In 30 years I think I’ve only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour,” he says. “But this is how things are for all of us now”

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‘Laurel Canyon’ Doc to Spotlight Joni, CSNY, Eagles

Through new interviews, rare footage and audio recordings, the series will feature “intimate portraits of the artists” from the fertile Los Angeles music scene

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Roger Waters Moves ‘This is Not a Drill’ 2020 Tour to 2021

The all-new tour was scheduled to begin in July with the Pink Floyd singer-songwriter-bass guitarist in the round, for the first time

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John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary Book Due

He once described the 1970 LP as “the best thing I’ve ever done.” The book will include commentary by Lennon, Ono and other members, with prev. unseen photos

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Bob Dylan Releases Stunning New/Old ‘Murder Most Foul’

The song was recorded “a while back.” Over 17 minutes he weaves various pop culture references centered around the assassination of JFK

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