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What Jack White's New Album Will Sound Like :: Indie Shuffle

Detailing what has gone into the making of Jack White's forthcoming solo album.

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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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Rolling Stones Collect Rare BBC Recordings for 'On Air'

The Rolling Stones will collect 18 recordings the band performed on the BBC from 1963 to 1965 for the upcoming compilation 'On Air.'

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Tom Petty's 'American Girl' was a standout of abstract beauty - The Washington Post

Tom Petty's first major hit remains the prototypical example of his brand of excellent songwriting.

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Another legend remembered | My Rick Springfield crush

There's such collective sadness in our world today. Not only is there still the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and fires, there's the horrifying news out of Las Vegas of the mass shooting at an outdoor concert, with 58 confirmed dead and mor

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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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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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Rolling Stones fans offered the chance to be part of Bill Wyman film

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Sgt Pepper at 50: Liverpool music aficionados share their take on groundbreaking album

Lawrence Saunders assembles Liverpool music and art aficionados to get their take on The Beatles' groundbreaking album amid the anniversary celebrations.

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Sgt. Pepper Wasn’t Broken. So They Fixed It. | Big Think

For the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary remix, good intentions and modern technology revitalize a classic album.

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Conversation With A Legend: The Who's Pete Townshend On Art, Festivals And More

Who guitarist Pete Townshend is bringing a classical version of Quadrophenia to the U.S. in September. To mark the occasion he talked about everything from Tommy and Desert Trip to the early days of rock in this exceptional interview.

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Review: The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Anniversary Editions Reveal Wonders

This 50th anniversary reconsideration of a major canonical work brings new mixes, in-development versions and may be how it was meant to be heard.

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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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How The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Was Retooled To Sound Fresh 50 Years Later

Giles Martin remixed The Beatles’ most ambitious album with a blend of vintage technique and modern tools. It’s out May 26.

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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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Cassettes Are Making A Comeback, But Which Artists Are Actually Selling Them?

Which artists are bothering to sell tapes in today's musical economy, and which titles have been performing well?

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JC Brooks on how ‘The Neon Jungle’ straddles genres to retool the uptown funk sound

The uptown sound is still around, but now under JC Brooks own name. His new album, The Neon Jungle can succinctly be described as an album-length soundtrack for one crazy/incredible night out.

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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: 10 Country Music Covers | Rolling Stone

From Marty Robbins to Emmylou Harris, country artists have a long history of interpreting the rock pioneer's songs

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Bon Jovi Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry | Billboard

Bon Jovi paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry Saturday night (March 18) with a cover of his iconic song "Johnny B. Goode" at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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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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The 50thirdand3rd Interview with - The Schizophonics

Having been in the front row watching The Schizophonics at Field Trip South a few weeks ago all I can say is "This band is kick ass."

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Dear Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee…

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee, I am writing to ask you to please nominate Rick Springfield to be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has been eligible since…

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Two unreleased David Bowie albums due out for Record Store Day

The 10th annual Record Store Day takes place next month on 22 April - and to mark the occasion, two previously unavailable David Bowie recordings will be released on vinyl.

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Beatles Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite in Studio

The surviving members of the Beatles came together in the studio on Sunday.

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Musicians React To The Death Of 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield

Hip-hop artists indebted to Clyde Stubblefield's drum sounds paid homage to the late legend.

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Cassette sales actually went up in 2016

We're barely a month into the new year, but it's already clear some of us still want to live in the past. Case in point: US cassette tape sales actually grew in...

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The Rolling Stones' New Blues: Inside Their Roots Revival, Bright Future

The Rolling Stones discuss why they took a break from an album of originals to make 'Blue & Lonesome,' their raw new LP of blues covers.

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35 Fabulous Facts About Frank Sinatra | Mental Floss

Happy Birthday, Ol’ Blue Eyes!

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Neil Diamond Announces Massive 50th Anniversary World Tour

Neil Diamond will embark on his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour in 2017, which includes 39 concerts in North American arenas.

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Rolling Stones pay tribute to their Chicago blues school on 'Blue & Lonesome' - Chicago Tribune

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The 15 Best Unreleased Beatles Songs That You Can Listen to Now

Incredibly, there's still great music by the Fab Four that hasn't been officially released.

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Bob Dylan Pens Rare Essay, Offers Virtual Tour of Painting Exhibition | Pitchfork

Bob Dylan’s paintings of American landscapes are being exhibited in London’s Halcyon Gallery. The show is called “The Beaten Path,” and Dylan has written an introduction to the exhibition in a rare essay published by Vanity Fair.

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

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The Rolling Stones' Blue and Lonesome: the classic songs they're covering | Music | The Guardian

Jagger and Richards were blues fans when they met, and 50 years on the passion has endured. Learn about and listen to all the originals on their new covers album

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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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Rolling Stones hint new album coming out on 6 October

First release since 2005 comprises raw cover versions of Chicago blues classics, according to producer Don Was

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Eight Days A Week: how Ron Howard brought the Beatles back to life | Film | The Guardian

Howard’s new film captures the sweat, screams and cultural significance of the band’s touring years. He explains why the Fab Four still fascinates him

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Jack White Says Jimmy Fallon’s Guitar Is For Babies, Then Almost Cries Over His | SPIN

Last night, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon attempted to bond with musical guest Jack White over their shared hobby of playing guitar. "I have a Fender Newporter

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Listen to never-before-released Otis Redding live track, Just One More Day | Music | The Guardian

Taken from a six-CD collection celebrating the soul giant’s career-changing performances on Sunset Strip in 1966

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48 BEST LOS ANGELES CONCERTS THIS SEPTEMBER FEATURING COLD WAR KIDS, KRAFTWERK, SIGUR ROS AND MORE

September is going to rock! The Autumn season may be upon us but it's still warm enough to enjoy live music under the night sky including shows such as Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, and Hall & Oates with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at the Hollywood Bowl.

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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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Michael Nesmith joining the Monkees' 50th anniversary stop in L.A. - LA Times

The Los Angeles homecoming stop next month on the Monkees’ 50th anniversary tour will include all three surviving members of the made-for-TV band, guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Nesmith confirmed Friday.

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Jack White announces ‘Acoustic Recordings’, shares unreleased White Stripes song

The compilation features rare tracks, alternate versions and White Stripes material

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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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Hit The Road With The New Trailer For Ron Howard's 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week'

Is there anything left to say about The Beatles that we don’t already know? The impact, legacy, and importance of the biggest rock ‘n roll band ever has been dissected and studied over and over for years, setting up a particular challenge for Ron Howa

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Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl Live Album to Drop in Time for Ron Howard Doc | Den of Geek

The Beatles new album, Live At The Hollywood Bowl, hits shelves on September 9.

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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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WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal!

The new sneakers are named after Chet Atkins, the first ever guitarist to use a wah-wah pedal.

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22 Terrible Songs by Great Artists

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

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Legendary Producer Chips Moman Dead at 79 | Rolling Stone

Legendary producer Chips Moman, who worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, has died at 79.

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At 75, things are coming easy for Ringo Starr - The Washington Post

Former Beatles drummer continues to tour with his All-Starr Band and will play the Warner.

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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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1976-1978: CBGB's House Photographer Seminal Shots

David Godlis was eyewitness to the 1970s New York punk scene. These are just a few of his seminal shots!

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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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'If These Walls Could Sing': A Look Back at Capitol Studios On Its 60th Anniversary

Hollywood's iconic Capitol Studios opened in 1956 with Frank Sinatra conducting the orchestra for his Tone Poems of Color album. While millions have enjoyed the music made in the famed wood-paneled studios by artists ranging from The Beach Boys to Beastie Boys, few have stepped inside. On May 21 and 22, Capitol Studios will open its door to the public for tours to commemorate its 60th anniversary.

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Photos: Inside Hollywood's Legendary Capitol Studios

Capitol Studios turned 60 this year, and they'll open the studios to the public for the first time this weekend.

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Success as an artist: Perseverance or predestined? | My Rick Springfield crush

I went to an open mic earlier this week, one of the most popular ones in town where many talented musicians perform. It was my first time there and besides the local legend running the open mic, I hadn't heard of any of the performers. As I watched them,

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How Pet Sounds Invented the Modern Pop Album

Brian Wilson’s Beach Boys masterpiece paved the way for auteurs like Kanye West and anticipated the rise of the producer.

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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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Billboard: Digital music sales decrease for the first time ever, vinyl continues to grow

It was inevitable: After years of highs and then a plateau, digital music sales saw their first decrease in 2013. Last year, digital song purchases dropped al...

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Watch Prince's Incredible 'My Guitar Gently Weeps' Solo | Rolling Stone

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others performed 'My Guitar Gently Weeps' at the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Paul McCartney Played “Helter Skelter” with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic | Nerdist

Paul McCartney is pulling out all the stops on his ongoing One on One tour. Last week the musician revisited a pair of Beatles classics that he hadn’t performed

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How to Buy the Best Turntable and Stereo System for Your Record Collection

Your one-stop guide to choosing the right record player, amplifier, speakers, and everything else necessary for an awesome vinyl setup.

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Watch Trailer for George Martin's All-Star PBS Series 'Soundbreaking' | Rolling Stone

Before George Martin's death on March 8th, the producer aligned with PBS for an eight-part, all-star music series titled 'Soundbreaking.'

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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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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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Flight of the Conchords Extend Tour | News | Pitchfork

New Zealand musical comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, aka Flight of the Conchords, recently announced a tour. They promised they'd be testing out new material on the road. Now, they've announced some additional dates across North America. Find their updated tour itinerary below.

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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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10 Great Beatles Moments We Owe to George Martin

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

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George Martin, Beatles Producer, Has Died

He was 90.

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The Who Pay Tribute to David Bowie at New York Concert | Rolling Stone

The Who paid tribute to their "longtime fan" and friend David Bowie prior to the band's concert Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Crosley’s First Direct Drive Turntable Doesn’t Disappoint

The C200 is Crosley's first direct drive turntable, and it doesn't disappoint.

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19 Things Only Beatles Fans Will Find Funny

Because sometimes, all you need is LOLz...and to "move like Lennon."

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The Quiet Beatle's Long Shadow: Dhani Harrison On Sharing His Dad With The World : NPR

"The studio was directly below my bedroom, so my floor has rattled my whole life." Dhani Harrison speaks with Eric Westervelt about George Fest, an all-star tribute to his father's music.

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The Monkees Announce New Album Good Times! Featuring Songs Written by Rivers Cuomo, Noel Gallagher, Ben Gibbard, More |

It's been fifty years since the Monkees entered the public consciousness with their television program "The Monkees." The band will celebrate the milestone by releasing Good Times!, their first collection of new material since 1997's Justus, as Rolling Stone reports.

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Tower Records: 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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See Rick Springfield's Massive 'Star Wars' Toy Collection

'Jessie's Girl' singer shows us his impressive action-figure treasures in this exclusive Rolling Stone video

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Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rehearses “Let’s Dance” With David Bowie | Society Of Rock

Serious Moonlight Tour Rehearsals, 1983 Despite David Bowie's generous offer to take him on tour, in 1983 Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan declined the offer just before the start of Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in pursuit of his own interests. Ste

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Invisible Hits: David Bowie's Early Rarities | The Pitch | Pitchfork

Once you've sufficiently tackled his discography, check out these David Bowie deep cuts.

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Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes. R.I.P David Bowie

David Bowie was one of those musicians who was always in the background of my life. I grew up with and appreciated his music and although I had a couple of his albums, I never saw him in concert or...

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L.A. Mourns David Bowie With Special Events All This Month

For all of us, especially those of us who make our living working in or writing about music, the passing of David Bowie has brought an acute anguish that is almost impossible to fully convey. There is so much to say about this transcendent artist who infl

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Artists Pay Tribute to David Bowie | News | Pitchfork

David Bowie's fans and collaborators have paid tribute to the icon across social media this morning following the announcement of his death. Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Win Butler, St. Vincent, Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein, Yoko Ono, U2, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Nile Rodgers, Tony Visconti, Madonna, and many more paid their respects.

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David Bowie: Watch his greatest music and movie moments - CNN.com

David Bowie: Pop star. Songwriter. Record producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Actor. Artist. Music video pioneer ...

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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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Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play will reportedly stream The Beatles starting December 24

(Reuters) - Popular music band 'The Beatles' will see its songs feature across streaming music services starting this Thursday, Christmas Eve, Re/code reported, citing sources familiar with the plans.

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The Razor Tongue Of Keith Richards – 17 Artists He's Slammed, From David Bowie To Oasis | NME.COM

The latest music galleries from NME.COM, including band pictures, live photos, festival galleries and more

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Amazon to Give Away Free Vinyl Records Every 30 Minutes | Money.com

Amazon's going big with giveaways, culminating in a December 15 promotion in which customers get free vinyl records every 30 minutes.

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Best Record Shops in America

Now that you can buy music anywhere from Urban Outfitters to Whole Foods and whatever the Internet is, old-school record stores have somehow survived changes in preferred format (8-track, CDs, vinyl, gramophones, and beyond)...

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RA News: Vinyl set to have its biggest year in 25 years in US

The vinyl record industry is poised to continue its comeback, with over nine million LPs sold in the first half of 2015, according to Recording Industry Association of America statistics.

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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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Black-And-White Photos Chronicle The Early Days Of Rhythm And Blues

It's not easy, as an artist, to make your primary subject a certain sound. For example, the sound of deep pain mixed with a flame of hope. Photographer Benny Joseph, however, made a career of it. Throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the photographer chronicled the bourgeoning roots of the movement known as rhythm and blues.

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Bill Withers Can Still Bite

Bill Withers will be honored Thursday night with a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, which will recreate his celebrated 1973 live album.

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Keith Richards: New Rolling Stones record coming next year | HeraldNet.com - Entertainment

NEW YORK CITY — Keith Richards says The Rolling Stones have “definite plans” to record next year after a tour of South America.The Stones guitarist...

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Powerhouse Vocalist Darlene Love Talks Steve Van Zandt and Her New Album - Los Angeles Magazine

With two sold-out shows at the Whisky this weekend, the 20 Feet From Stardom singer is introducing herself to a new audience

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Ringo Starr found some Beatles ‘stuff’ lying around and he wants you to have it

Starr is auctioning off several million dollars worth of instruments, jewelry and assorted keepsakes he just found lying around his houses. The proceeds will go to charity.

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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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Keith Richards on Why Sgt. Pepper Was Rubbish - 2015 Esquire Interview

The Rolling Stones guitarist looks back on five decades of fame. Interviewed June 30 in the Sanford 
Boardroom at the 
Washington Duke Inn, 
Durham, North Carolina. Crosseyed Heart, his first album in more than 20 years, will be released September 18.

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All 74 Led Zeppelin Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

It's difficult to remember now how precious the blues seemed to rockers in the 1960s. The blues were a serious matter, meant to be played a certain way. Rock bands always fooled around with doing the blues louder and with less finesse, of course, but beyond that, folks like Eric Clapton were the models, with their sincere embarkations into the music. They were done with brio, but with probity and respect, too.

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Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Even the most optimistic fan might not have been able to foresee the long-term vitality of Miles Davis' posthumous catalog. Thanks to multi-disc box sets that have unearthed all the (thrilling) studio sessions that went into iconic fusion albums

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Dave Grohl's Doctor Joined The Foo Fighters To Cover The White Stripes

Orthopedic doctors can be rock 'n' roll stars too, if just for one night. During the Foo Fighters' show at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, Dave Grohl's doctor joined the band for a White Stripes cover

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Hear Keith Richards Ward Off 'Trouble' on Ragged New Single | Rolling Stone

Keith Richards has delivered the stripped-down rocker, "Trouble," the first single from his upcoming solo LP, 'Crosseyed Heart.'

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Keith Richards Announces New Solo LP 'Crosseyed Heart' | Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will release 'Crosseyed Heart,' his third solo album and first in 23 years, this September.

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What Playing a Vinyl Record Looks Like Under a Microscope | Mental Floss

Ben Krasnow uses an electron microscope to see a record player in close-up action.

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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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Hear Led Zeppelin's Rare, Riotous Blues Rave-Up 'Sugar Mama' | Rolling Stone

Led Zeppelin are opening their vaults for a final time next month, when they put out deluxe reissues of their final three albums. One of the most curious, interesting finds among newly unearthed bonus tracks is "Sugar Mama," a thumping, upbeat blues rave-up that finds Robert Plant wailing the title at the top of his lungs and Jimmy Page playing an elastic slide-guitar solo...

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The 40 Best Los Angeles Concerts This June - Grimy Goods

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters June gloom? Nah, I don’t think so. At least not when it comes to the wide array of fabulous must-see concerts in Los Angeles this June. This month’s round up features several boss shows, from local

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NME News The Rolling Stones share unheard version of 'Brown Sugar' featuring Eric Clapton | NME.COM

The alternate recording will feature as a bonus track on the band's 'Sticky Fingers' reissue

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NME News Mick Jagger: 'I'm not thinking about retirement' | NME.COM

Rolling Stones frontman says he is keen to record a new album with the band

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Thinking Out Loud with Courtney Barnett - Los Angeles Magazine

If other artists wrote the lyric “It’s got a lovely garden / A garage for two cars to park in / Or a lot of room for storage if you’ve just got one,” they couldn’t get away with it as handily as Courtney Barnett, who is playing the Roxy this weekend, can...

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Watch Rolling Stones Play ‘Sticky Fingers’ at Intimate L.A. Show

The Rolling Stones previewed their upcoming Zip Code tour with a surprise concert Wednesday night at L.A.’s tiny Fonda Theatre, where they played their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety for the first time ever.

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Marsh Men: Numero’s Entire Run Of Mad Men Placements | Numero Group: By The Numbers

The Numero Group considers themselves very lucky to have contributed several songs to the sonic landscape of Mad Men. And for the sake of historical accuracy, the songs were often upstaged by grand-slam singles from the Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Expe

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The Rolling Stones Play The Fonda Tonight, Tickets On Sale At Noon [UPDATE]: LAist

They might be the biggest rock band in the world, but the Rolling Stones are going quasi-intimate tonight and playing a show at the Henry Fonda Theater.

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Flashback: Beatles Cover Bob Dylan During 'Let It Be' Sessions

The 1966 classic is one of many covers the Fab Four messed around with during the 'Let It Be' sessions

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New study shows that people stop listening to new music at 33 · Newswire · The A.V. Club

If you’re 33 or older, you will never listen to new music again—at least, that’s more or less what a new online study says. The study, which is based mainly on data from U.S. Spotify users, concludes that age 33 is when, on average, people stop discovering new music and begin the official march to the grave.

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Paul McCartney plays the Beatles' 'Another Girl' for the first time live | EW.com

Neither the Beatles nor any single members of the Beatles had ever played “Another Girl,” the fifth track off 1965’s Help!, until now: Paul McCartney performed the song at Japan’s Nippon Budokan Tuesday, according to NME.

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The Wrecking Crew reveals the faces behind the hits | Movie Review | Chicago Reader

Denny Tedesco—whose father, guitarist Tommy Tedesco, was one of the greatest session musicians of the rock era—started working on his documentary The Wrecking Crew shortly after his dad was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, but it didn't premiere until 12 years later, at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

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L.A. ON LP: The Search for Locations on Classic Album Covers

Oliver Wang explores the different locations and time eras that are captured in the LP art of L.A.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan to be inducted into Hall of Fame on Saturday | KXAN.com

Legendary Austin blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble will take their place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland …

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Loretta Lynn, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards : NPR

As spirited as ever, Lynn gives a seemingly effortless performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter."

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Third Man Announce White Stripes' Loretta Lynn Covers 7", Van Lear Rose Deluxe Reissue | News | Pitchfork

The latest installment of Third Man's Vault subscription series is centered around country icon Loretta Lynn. They're releasing a deluxe edition vinyl reissue of her 2004 Jack White-produced album Van Lear Rose, a 7" featuring two White Stripes covers of Lynn's songs, and a whole lot more. Hear a snippet of their "Rated X" cover above.

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Watch Jack White and Robert Plant perform Led Zeppelin's 'The Lemon Song' live

Jack White and Robert Plant performing together is like a rock-fan fever dream. The dream became reality at music festival Lollapalooza Argentina on Saturday. While performing a cover of the Led Zeppelin track "The Lemon Song," which White has done many times on tour and at last year's Bonnaroo, Plant himself stepped out on stage.

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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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Rolling Stones to kick off 2015 tour in San Diego | FOX5 San Diego

The Rolling Stones will kick off their upcoming tour in San Diego, U-T San Diego reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, Petco Park is the venue for the Rolling Stones late May concert

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John Lennon's 'Paperback Writer' Guitar Sells for $530K to Colts Owner

Jim Irsay explains why he paid half a million dollars for the iconic instrument

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Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album of Frank Sinatra Songs

Occasional Bob Dylan collaborator Daniel Lanois has revealed that the singer-songwriter's venture into standards might not be limited to last month's Shadows in the Night.

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Calexico Share "Falling From the Sky" Featuring Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell | News | Pitchfork

Calexico will release new album Edge of the Sun, their follow-up to 2012's Algiers and the 2013 live album Spiritoso, April 14 via Anti-/City Slang. Today, they're sharing a new single that features Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell called "Falling From the Sky". Listen to it above, via Stereogum.

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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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Haim and Morris Day & the Time Team Up for "Jungle Love" on "Kimmel"

Oh-we-oh-we-oh! Every Monday this month, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" are hosting a weekly night called "Mash Up Mondays" where two artists come together to form supergroups. Last week, Weezer and ZZ Top teamed up.

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Alabama Shakes Announce New Album Sound & Color , Share

Three years after dropping their popular debut Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes are back with another full-length LP. Arriving April 21 via ATO (April 20 in the UK/Europe, via Rough Trade), the twelve-track effort is titled Sound & Color, and was recorded at the Sound Emporium in Nashville...

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A Statement from Tom Petty About Sam Smith

  "About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam.  All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.  S

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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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Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card

You know: because of that time he threw out the first pitch. Or maybe MLB suddenly loves quirky vinyl?

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Black Crowes' Rich Robinson: 'The Band Has Broken Up' | Rolling Stone

Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson says the band has broken up.

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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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Beatles fans trolled on Twitter by Kanye West-Paul McCartney jokes

Fans of The Beatles and Kanye West were fooled by Twitter jokesters who reacted to the rapper’s surprise collaboration with Paul McCartney by back-patting his so-called discovery of the British megastar.

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Bono might never play guitar again after bicycle accident - The Independent

Bono might never be able to play guitar again after a bicycle accident in November.

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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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Paul McCartney on John Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific' | Rolling Stone

On the 34th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Paul McCartney recalls the moment he heard about the former Beatle's death.

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Hologram Paul McCartney Stars in 'Hope for the Future' Video | Rolling Stone

Watch a hologram Paul McCartney sing the grandiose ballad 'Hope for the Future' against vivid backdrops from the game 'Destiny.'

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The Rolling Stones Lose Their Sax

It's nearly impossible to imagine

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Vinyl Record Sales Just Hit an 18-year High

In 2014 you'd be forgiven for thinking the music industry is all about online charts and digital downloads, but the latest figures released by the Official Charts Company reveal a corresponding boom in vinyl record sales which have reached an 18-year high.

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Various Artists's New Album: The Art of McCartney | Rolling Stone

Check out our review of Various Artists's New Album The Art of McCartney on Rolling Stone.com.

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It's 'rubbish' that Robert Plant turned down £500m Led Zeppelin reformation offer, says publicist

Report about former Zeppelin singer rejecting offer from Richard Branson is not true, says his PR representative

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Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream

Here are five performances tracing the late Jack Bruce’s journey from 19-year-old upright bass player to part of rock’s first supergroup

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Jack Bruce dies at 71; bassist for rock supergroup Cream - LA Times

Jack Bruce, whose muscular yet melodic bass lines helped power the bluesy British rock trio Cream, died Saturday at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71.

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Watch Video Of 100 Classic Rhythm Section Riffs Played In One Take: Chicagoist

Chicago Music Exchange's Marc Najjar and drummer Nate Bauman made a video of 100 classic bass riffs and drum beats ranging from 'Ain't That A Shame

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Robert Plant: I Want to Record With Jack White | Rolling Stone

Robert Plant revealed in a Facebook chat that he'd love to record with Jack White at Nashville's Third Man Studios.

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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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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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Inside the Underground World of LA's Home Recording Studios

In the ancient days of recording technology—say, 10 years ago—musicians, composers, engineers, and producers feeding the insatiable appetite of the entertainment industry had to travel to a pricey commercial...

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McCartney Returns

Paul McCartney resumed performing Saturday in Albany after illness forced him to take a two-month hiatus.

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Hear Jack White's Walloping 90-Minute BBC Set

Rocker discusses writing new album 'Lazaretto' on the road and the seaworthy origins of his upright bass

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A Hard Day's Night 50th anniversary - The story behind the Beatles' pop masterpiece

The Beatles' low-budget film was shot using hand-held cameras for just £200,00 - it is now considered one of the greatest rock’n’roll films ever made

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'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton Seriously Injured in Car Accident

'20 Feet From Stardom' subject 'has a long road of recovery ahead'