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RIAA Gold and Platinum Awards Now Count Streaming

As sales of recorded music declines, streaming now counts towards gold and platinum awards certification.

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Longtime Allman Brothers Members Form New Band

Allman Brothers founders Jaimoe & Butch Trucks keep rocking as Les Brers. Will Gregg Allman sit in when they cross paths at festivals this summer?

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ZZ Top Filmmakers Need Your Help

The “Little Ol’ Band From Texas” wants fan footage to round out the documentary being made about them.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces Hollywood Bowl Dates

After teasing his fans on social media, Lynne has confirmed 3 Los Angeles shows. BCB has it on good authority that there will be more U.S. dates to come.

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2 Super Bowl Ads Using Queen Songs

Brands and ad agencies use America’s biggest night to showcase their products and creative talents. No surprise, then, that 2 spots feature all-time great Queen songs

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO To Announce U.S. Tour

A teaser comment and graphic on the classic rock legend’s social media pages indicates a US tour announcement is imminent

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Bowie, VH Among Classic Rock Songs in Super Bowl 50 Ads

Advertisers paying $5 million go all-out to make an impression during the Big Game. Music by Queen and Steven Tyler are also among the classic rock songs being used this year

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Older Music Outselling Newer Releases

For the first time in history, older albums outsold new ones in 2015, according to a report conducted by Nielsen. Rock and roll is king…

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‘Girls’ Star to Portray Patti Smith in Biopic

A feature film about the relationship between the so-called godmother of punk and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is set to begin filming this summer

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Second Jefferson Airplane Original Member Has Died

In a stunning turn of events, the band’s original co-lead vocalist, who preceded Grace Slick, died on the same day as co-founder Paul Kantner

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