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Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dead At 89

The rhythm-and-blues legend who became one of the progenitors of rock 'n' roll — and reportedly sold more than 65 million records along the way — died Tuesday.

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Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

These books delve in creative and crazy music experiences from four decades.

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The Rolling Stones want this guy in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | New York Post

The next time you hear a debate on who should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, be sure to bring up the name of Hubert Sumlin. As pointed out in...

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Elvis & ‘Cultural Appropriation' - Music Works Best When Borrowed

If cultural appropriation is a crime, charge Elvis Presley. Culture thrives when it’s all shook up ...

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Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today

Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. Presley was the first rock 'n' roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influenti

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The 10 Best Greatest Hits Albums To Own On Vinyl — Vinyl Me, Please

Since listening to a record involves a special participation on the part of the listener, placing the record on the turntable, cueing and dropping the needle, it’s an activity made for digesting original albums as a whole rather than selected hits compi

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Sparkle Moore: The Mysterious Rockabilly Pioneer You've Never Heard Of | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Last Big Tour

Behind the scenes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers battle the elements, remember old times and celebrate a 40-year bond during their "last big one."

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The History - Monterey International Pop Festival

The Big Idea The impetus behind the staging of the Monterey International Pop Festival evolved one night in 1967, at Mama Cass Elliot’s house. Paul McCartney, J

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Beatles: Remembering Real 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' - Rolling Stone

Read how a drawing by John Lennon's three-year-old son Julian inspired "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

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Months After His Death, Chuck Berry Gets His First Music Video

A thrilling dance sequence unfolds at a high school sock hop to the gritty chug of Chuck Berry's "Big Boys."

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Listen to a New Chuck Berry Song

After all those years of duck-walking, crisscrossing the United States on tour, and giving his disciples and imitators hell, the man still had it.

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Hey Hey, My My: Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High

Rock ’n’ roll will never die, at least not as long as a generation that once said it mistrusted anyone over 30 keeps trekking to concerts.

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How a St. Louis neighborhood called the Ville helped define Chuck Berry's art

Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis and what Sinatra was to New Jersey: Its citizens didn’t agree on much, but Berry was sacrosanct.

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Chuck Berry Was the Sound of 20th Century America | Pitchfork

Chuck Berry released his first single “Maybellene” in 1955, not long after the century he would help define reached its midpoint. Rock’n’roll was busy being born, set off four years earlier by “Rocket 88,” the Ike Turner side sung by Jackie Brenston that is often acknowledged as the genre’s first single.

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Rolling Stones: Chuck Berry's Music 'Is Engraved Inside Us' - Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stones paid tribute to rock & roll innovator Chuck Berry, both as a band and individually, in a series of statements following his death.

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Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Greater Than You Think - Rolling Stone

Peter Guralnick looks back on meetings with Chuck Berry stretching back nearly 40 years, and explains why his genius is deeper than it seems.

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Chuck Berry was a master of detail whose music defined a genre

To think of Berry’s work as simple — as vague or without specifics — is a profound misunderstanding of the compositions and classic recordings that made him a star.

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Neon Piece of Rock 'N' Roll History Going Up for Auction

A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go. The 13-foot sign, with letters alight in bright pink, adorned the West...

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Chuck Berry Announces First Studio Album in 38 Years, Chuck | Pitchfork

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Rolling Stones Preview Song From New Blues Album: Watch | Billboard

The Rolling Stones shared a brief snippet of a bluesy track from their upcoming album, which is due out this Friday (Oct. 6).

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Hear The Beatles' Last-Ever Concert

Read our detailed look at the end of the Beatles' touring career, which concluded 50 years ago with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

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All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever

The Beatles were a great live band, but only three of their shows were ever professionally recorded. Now new technology takes those shows from The Hollywood Bowl and makes them sound better than ever.

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The Tropicana Motel’s Totally Rocking Heyday - Los Angeles Magazine

Joan Jett and the Ramones checked in and out of the West Hollywood hangout. Tom Waits called it home

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Elvis Presley 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' 40 years later - LA Times

Tuesday marks the 39th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, and as usual, there will be a plethora of activities in and around Graceland to celebrate his life for thousands of fans who make a pilgrimage to his final resting

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Inside Elvis Presley's Legendary Man-Cave Studio - Rolling Stone

Read the history of Elvis Presley's legendarily gaudy Jungle Room den, the site of his final recording sessions.

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How The Runaways Changed The Lives Of 13 Women Rockers

On the anniversary of the band's formation, 13 women rockers reflect on how The Runaways changed their lives.

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Keith Richards Shares MAJOR News About The Future Of The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has answered a question that fans of the rock legends have been questioning forever. In a recent interview with NME, Richards revealed that...

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Hear Jeff Beck's Hendrix-Inspired New Ballad | Rolling Stone

Jeff Beck's new song, "Scared for the Children," off his upcoming album 'Loud Hailer,' is now streaming.

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley Guitarist, Dead at 84

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist performed on

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Inside The Beatles' Bloody, Banned 'Butcher' Cover | Rolling Stone

Read how photographer Robert Whitaker accidentally gave rise to the ultimate Beatles collectible with his infamous "butcher" photo of the group.

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22 Terrible Songs by Great Artists

Great mistakes from Dylan, Elvis, Zep, the Who and more

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Throwback: The Stones

Today in 1965: The release of 'Satisfaction'

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10 Wild LPs From Garage Rock's Greatest Year | Rolling Stone

Sample 10 essential garage-rock albums from 1966, the year this gloriously raw style reached its apex.

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Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The Jewish folk rocker released the surprisingly strong defense of Israel in the '80s.

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Ramones' Debut Album Gets 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue | Pitchfork

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Ramones' landmark debut album. The album is getting a deluxe edition reissue on July 29 via Rhino

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Blues, drugs and rock ′n′ roll: Eric Burdon turns 75 | Music

The singer of "House of the Rising Sun" and founder of the band The Animals is considered one of the greatest white blues performer ever. Following his 75th birthday, Eric Burdon will once again go on tour.

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Why HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ is the best music show on TV | New York Post

Less than three months ago, the hype around HBO’s “Vinyl” was louder than a Who gig. By attaching marquee names such as Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terrence Winter, the show (based on the freewheelin’, drug-addl

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The Unoriginal Originality of Led Zeppelin - The New Yorker

Legal cases involving claims of musical plagiarism often lead to strange eruptions of musicological discourse in the halls of justice. Not long ago, the heirs of Marvin Gaye alleged that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s song “Blurred Lines” infringed upon the copyright of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

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Bo Diddley - "Bad Trip"

From the album "Where It All Began" (1972).

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Rick Springfield on meeting Elvis and dressing up like Fred Flintstone

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee.Most people know Australian native Rick Springfield for his huge 1981 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” around the

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Iggy Pop Has An Instagram Dedicated To His Cockatoo

If Iggy Pop’s last album, Post Pop Depression, a wry, post-punky romp made in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age chief Josh Homme is anything to go by, Iggy Pop may be considering retirement. Best known as the shirtless, peanut butter-covere

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Ronnie Wood Confirms: Rolling Stones Working on New Album | Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has confirmed that the rock legends are now focusing on the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'

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The Rolling Stones on the Brink of Stardom

A new book looks at the early years of the Rolling Stones, capturing the naïveté and — yes — innocence of that era.

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That Time Keith Richards Nearly Stabbed Donald Trump

As if you needed another reason to love Keith Richards (considering he's a really nice dude who once nearly burned down the Playboy Mansion), the Rolling Stones guitarist hated Soiled Carpet Sample Donald Trump way before it was cool. Stones tour manager Michael Cohl recently told this pretty awesome story at a Pollstar event.

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Brian Johnson's hearing issues force AC/DC to reschedule tour dates - Johnson Out

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring or risk total hearing loss, the band said.

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10 Great Beatles Moments We Owe to George Martin

Producer's key contributions to Fab Four canon, from Baroque

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How Does 'Vinyl' Stack Up Against the Real Deal?

Author of NYC-music book 'Love Goes to Buildings on Fire' offers an annotated guide to HBO show's real-life events

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How David Bowie Died Better Than Most People Live

Full of surprises to the end, David Bowie planned his death with just as much precision - and even more passion - as anything he did in life. UPDATE: this incredibly well-researched article about what Bowie was doing in his last 18 months gets more specif

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From the Beatles to Britpop: why solo albums are the enemy of rock’n’roll | Music | The Guardian

Why do minor band members insist on going it alone? As a recent spate of average side projects prove, perhaps they shouldn’t bother

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Where the Good Stuff Was

If you liked rock and roll, a record store was a gateway drug, and there was no better dealer in the world than Tower Records

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Was 1966 pop music’s greatest year? | Music | The Guardian

Fifty years ago, Revolver (The Beatles), Blonde on Blonde (Bob Dylan) and Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys) made the LP supreme and launched an era of unparalleled creative momentum

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David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era | Rolling Stone

We're starting to lose some of our most beloved musicians to the natural impacts of age.

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15 years ago, David Bowie turned up at Berklee to give the commencement speech — and it was hilarious

The late music legend also tells a great story about John Lennon. Rock musician David Bowie jokingly makes devils horns in front of his head as he delivers the commencement address May 8 at the 1999 graduation ceremonies of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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See Photos of Elvis on the Precipice of Fame

n 1954, Elvis Aaron Presley was working as a truck driver for $35 a week. Two years later, he was raking in $12,500 for a week’s work in Las Vegas. Before long, a surname was no longer required to invoke the megastar LIFE dubbed a “howling hillbilly success.”

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Watch The Beatles' Restored, Trippy 'A Day in the Life' Video | Rolling Stone

Check out the Beatles' rarely seen, fully restored "A Day in the Life" video from the upcoming best-of reissue '1+.'

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15 Golden Facts About 'Almost Famous' | Mental Floss

Fifteen years ago, Almost Famous—Cameron Crowe’s poignant, semi-autobiographical film about going on tour with rock stars in the 1970s and writing about it for Rolling Stone—was released in theaters. The film launched Kate Hudson’s career and won Crowe his (so far) only Oscar. Here are some rockin’ facts about the classic rock-driven movie.

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Unpopular Opinion: Jack White Is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Rock & Roll | L.A. Weekly

It’s not just Jack White's music that I hate. I hate everything about him. I hate him for making Eric Clapton look like Son House. I hate his stupid hats.

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Elvis Presley Artifacts Sold at Graceland Auction | Mental Floss

From handwritten notes to diamond rings to a jacket worn in the film 'Viva Las Vegas,' the items are part of royal rock and roll history.

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Ginger Baker On Firing Jack Bruce, Origins Of Cream

In the first, second, and third parts of this series with Ginger Baker, the former Cream and Blind Faith drummer touched upon a number of topics, including Sunshine Of Your Love, his false “deaths” reported by the media, how to make a proper cup of te

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Keith Moon, Drummer of The Who, Passes Out at 1973 Concert; 19-Year-Old Fan Takes Over | Open Culture

In November 1973, Scot Halpin, a 19-year-old kid, scalped tickets to The Who concert in San Francisco, California. Little did he know that he'd wind up playing drums for the band that night -- that his name would end up etched in the annals of rock 'n'

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Bono performs with a Bono impersonator at L.A. show | EW.com

Impersonators are a consequence of mass stardom. They come with the territory. But it’s not every day that you see a star take the stage next to his doppelganger—which Bono did at a Los Angeles U2 show Tuesday night. The singer invited a fan, decked o

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Jack Bruce, Ann Wilson Feature on Beatles Tribute Comp | Rolling Stone

The Beatles' classic ballads will be the focus of an upcoming tribute album featuring acoustic Fab Four covers by artists like Jack Bruce, Heart's Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren and more. Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles, due out April 28th, will feature Bruce's cover of "Eleanor Rigby," recorded just prior to the Cream bassist's death last October.

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Van Halen Set Tour, First TV Performance With David Lee Roth in Decades

Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006. The first will take place over two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing on March 30th and March 31st, and the second will be on Ellen on April 2nd.

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Double Fantasy: Very Rarely Seen Photos of Yoko Ono and John Lennon | Vanity Fair

Photographer Kishin Shinoyama and Yoko Ono share rare images from their Double Fantasy album shoot.

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When Rock 'n' Roll Loomed Large Over the Sunset Strip - Neatorama

Rock ’n’ roll billboards flourished on the Sunset Strip from the late 1960s to the early ‘80s. Music videos weren’t yet a thing, and a hand-painted billboard, paid for by the record company, was a sign that a band h

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Rolling Stones Will Reportedly Tour North America This Summer

Rolling Stones will reportedly tour North America in summer 2015.

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Forever Changes is a stunning indictment of The Summer Of Love · Permanent Records · The A.V. Club

On a recent episode of the WTF podcast with Marc Maron, Paul Thomas Anderson mused on what he thought the central themes of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice were, and talked a bit about how he tried to translate them to the screen. Anderson can be evasive about the meaning behind his art—what artist isn’t, really?—but he touches on an intriguing idea

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Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale - LA Times

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan’s then-new “Bringing It All Back Home” album, still in the shrink wrap.

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Chuck Berry's Bottomless Vault: Inside His Epic 21-Hour Box Set | Rolling Stone

A new box set collects everything Chuck Berry ever recorded – from rock to blues to WTF disco.

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Elvis Presley's 80th birthday brings ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie back to Graceland  | Daily Mail Online

Several hundred fans braved freezing cold Thursday to join Elvis Presley's family in Memphis, Tennessee on what would have been the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 8...

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21 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained! | Mental Floss

Even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?

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The Rebellious Cool of Keith Richards - Keith Richards Style - Esquire

On his 71st birthday, we take a look back at the unimpeachable style of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

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THEM - I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING

GREAT Garage Rock from "Them." FROM THE ALBUM "THEM AGAIN" (1966)

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced | 100.3 The Sound

In case you didn’t hear, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The 2015 inductees are The

Music | Chicago Music

Patti Smith discusses art, remembrance, and detective shows

Before Patti Smith comes to town, she talks with the Reader about art, remembrance, and detective shows.

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The Supreme Court connection to the Led Zeppelin lawsuit - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Led Zeppelin is now in a literal battle of the bands over the rights to its biggest song “Stairway To Heaven,” in an interesting twist related to a copyright decision handed down by the Supreme Court in June.

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Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer shares these rare snapshots of the legend in concert and on a romantic date Image

These never-before-seen photos of Elvis Presley include snaps of the icon on a romantic date and playing the drums before a show.

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The Best Reissues of 2014 | Rolling Stone

A frequently updated round-up of our favorite deluxe box-sets, lovingly curated compilations and recently unearthed treasures

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Gene Simmons: 'Rock Is Finally Dead' - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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10 Artists You Didn't Realize Were One-Hit Wonders - Listverse

Since the 1950s, the term "Top 40" has become synonymous in music with mainstream popularity, leaving artists with only one Top 40 hit song fittingly called "one-hit wonders." Although many one-hit...

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11 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles

If tomorrow never knows, then you definitely don't know these things. Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void of trivia. The Beatles'

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Jimi Hendrix's Early Recordings as a Sideman to Get Proper Release

Hendrix's recordings as a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires will be issued over next three years

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The Lion in Johnny Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon

The life of the Texas guitarist, who died on July 16th at 70, was a testament to the power of the blues

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From The Archives: The Durable Led Zeppelin (1975)

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New York FM.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 'CSNY 1974' Album Review | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone

Forty summers ago, North America's greatest dysfunctional supergroup patched things up for a while, filled stadiums and left behind tales of backstage...

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Flashback: Led Zeppelin's Final Concert With John Bonham

Complete audio from Zeppelin's last stand, taped July 7th, 1980 in Berlin

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Whatever happened to live albums?

When wire announced they were set to re-release their live album Document and Eyewitness, Geoff Travis was caused to comment the post-punk veterans were “completely mad”. The Rough Trade label boss who originally put out the record in 1981 has since a

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The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966 Pictures | Rolling Stone

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis