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The Rolling Stones on How They Craft the Perfect Set List

What’s Keith’s favorite show-opener? Why doesn’t Mick like playing “Beast of Burden?” The band shares how they plan a gig ahead of their U.S. tour launch

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Why David Bowie Only Had Two No.1 Singles

David Bowie is a masterful magician of the musical plane, but why did he have relative difficulty topping U.S. charts? We tackle that aspect here in ILCR.

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Apple Is Finally Killing iTunes

Farewell to a clunky but world-shattering icon

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With A Little Help From Their Friends: Sgt Pepper Cover Versions

There have been many Sgt Pepper cover versions, from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and The Flaming Lips. uDiscover celebrates some of the best.

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Prince's estate to release 'Originals' album of unreleased demos

Prince 's estate has confirmed the release of a new 15 track album, featuring the original versions of the iconic hits that he penned for other artists

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12 Soulful Facts About Aretha Franklin | Mental Floss

The documentary of Queen of Soul's legendary gospel album, 'Amazing Grace,' has finally been released—nearly 50 years after it was recorded.

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They Didn't Like the Name | 20 Cool Facts About the Rat Pack | Purple Clover

The original Rat Pack was a circle of friends who hung out at the home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. One of them was Frank Sinatra. After Bogie died in 1957, Sinatra formed his own group, which included Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

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Bristolian Rhapsody: how the Struts put the pout back in pop

He’s the leotard-clad double of Freddie Mercury with the showboating to match. Struts frontman Luke Spiller reveals how he owes it all to Justin Hawkins in a catsuit

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The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Long-Delayed Documentary

“It’s all crazy. It’s the craziest story that I know of in show business. I think we’ve lapped the field on crazy.”

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Mick Jagger Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Mick Jagger underwent what was described as a minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedure in April 2019.

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The 13 Coolest Record Stores In America

What makes a record store cool? Is its obscure collection of vinyl, a storied history, a coffee shop within the store that brews third wave coffee, or the fact Prince shopped there?

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Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour as Mick Jagger Gets Medical Treatment

“I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can,” singer says

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artists Ranked From Best to Worst

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Every single inducted artist, from 1986-2019 ranked from best to worst. Including Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Prince and more.

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Buddy Guy Is Keeping the Blues Alive

Is the legendary guitarist and singer the last of his kind?

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Record Store Day 2019 Full List: Robyn, “Twin Peaks,” Death Grips, Weezer, and More

Bob Dylan, Soccer Mommy, Sigur Rós, Broken Social Scene, Moses Sumney among this year’s huge list of vinyl releases

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Queen Gives The Best 2019 Oscars Performance As 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Hopes To Win

The 2019 Oscars started with a bang. Queen featuring Adam Lambert hit the stage to perform. Lambert joined guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor to perform “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions.” It was amazing to see

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18 Signs You Are Addicted To Collecting Vinyl

It always starts off like a little hobby. And then, before you know it, you're spending $150 on an out-of-print import.

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Grammys 2019: Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album

Colors beats out albums by Arctic Monkeys, Björk, St. Vincent, and David Byrne

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Years after giving up singing, Linda Ronstadt is back on the charts with 'Live in Hollywood'

The first-ever official live recording from Linda Ronstadt, "Live in Hollywood" has jumped to No. 1 on Amazon's list of best-selling CDs.

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When Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Died

In rock's first tragedy, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.

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    Crosley to unleash tiny, three-inch record player for Record Store Day

    Crosley Radio has come out with another trend-setting record player. However, this one is tiny. So that means it’s cuter.

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    Rockers We've Lost in 2018

    Ultimate Classic Rock honors those who we've lost in 2018.

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    On his 75th birthday, a look at Keith Richards' outlandish, quirky quotes over the years

    Rolling Stone Keith Richards turns 75 Tuesday. In celebration of his 75 years, take a look at some of his famous quotes

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    Jeff Goldblum Has a Number One Jazz Album. It Only Took Him 50 Years

    The actor-keyboardist used to bluff his way into playing piano bars as a teen. Now at 66, he explains why he recorded his debut album

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    Hugh Jackman announces “The Man. The Music. The Show.” arena tour

    Performing songs from musicals like The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, The Boy from Oz, and more.

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    The Struts’ Luke Spiller makes friends in many places

    As his career as lead singer for Britain’s glam-rocking The Struts speeds up, Luke Spiller has met — and opened for — The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Foo »

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    Struts’ ‘Young and Dangerous’ reclaims classic rock era

    I grew up in the era when what is now referred to as classic rock dominated the radio airwaves. Classic rock is generally defined as music ranging from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on commercially successful rock ‘n’ ro

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    Who Is Greta Van Fleet’s Music For?

    The rock band Greta Van Fleet is riding high on a bunch of very apt Led Zeppelin comparisons, but do they have more to offer than that, and who wants this kind of music anyway?

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    Hear The Beatles’ Previously Unreleased, Acoustic ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

    “Acoustic Version — Take 2” with just George Harrison on guitar and Paul McCartney on harmonium taken from upcoming, revelatory White Album box set

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    Let’s please stop pretending there’s a ‘cassette resurrection’: Alan Cross

    Now that vinyl is firmly back in the mainstream, some people are clinging to the hope that old-school cassettes may not be far behind.

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    Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

    With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.

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    David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction | 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 to keep on touring as Keith Richards tells pals “I want to do more” - Mirror Online

    The band played to 1.38 million fans on their mega No Filter tour and have already discussed more live shows

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    Rock's king of Cadillacs: the story behind Elvis Presley's incredible car collection

    "You may have a pink cadillac, but don't you be nobody's fool,” Elvis sang on Baby, Let’s Play House.

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    The 10 Best British Invasion Albums To Own On Vinyl!

    Once the Beatles made landfall, they brought with them a dozen British bands that remade American rock music.

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    New Music Friday For June 29: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now : All Songs Considered : NPR

    This week's best new albums includes Drake's highly-anticipated double album, Scorpion, Florence and the Machine's High as Hope, previously unheard music from jazz legend John Coltrane and much more.

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    How David Bowie Invented Ziggy Stardust

    An excerpt from the new book 'Strange Stars' explores how classic sci-fi and the works of William Burroughs fueled Bowie's iconic alter ego

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    Beatles' Esher Demos: Tapes That Became the White Album - Rolling Stone

    The group's jovial May 1968 home recordings mark the last time they sounded like true friends

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    Two new reissues of the Cars' landmark albums capture a band for whom precision was everything.

    An anomic interzone at the nexus of disco and new wave, 1981 needed the Cars more than ever.

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    Dolores O’Riordan sounded upbeat in voicemail on morning she died

    The release of the voicemail will likely raise new questions about what led to the death of the beloved Irish singer in a London hotel room.

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    Arctic Monkeys Announce 2 San Diego Shows

    Arctic Monkeys have announced back-to-back record-release shows at the Observatory North Park on May 2-3.

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    This is the full list of Record Store Day 2018 releases - NME

    The best day of shopping for audiophiles and music-lovers, Record Store Day is back for 2018. Check out this year’s full list of releases below. Hundreds of record labels have come forward with exclusive releases of new and classic singles, albums and s

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    Boy George Announces Summer Tour, New Music With Culture Club

    Boy George and Culture Club are taking fans back to the 80s this summer! Alongside the B-52s and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, the dance and new wave legends announced they will be embarking on a lengthy U.S. tour that encompasses over 40 dates, givin

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    Eight new David Bowie records to be released in the coming month

    A series of vinyl reissues and rare releases are forthcoming, including the first-full length version of “Let’s Dance”; the 1977 promotional LP Bowie Now; and two live albums.

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    Tom Petty on life support after he was found in cardiac arrest

    The legendary singer, 66, was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home.

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

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    Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement, Blames Medication for Suicide

    Chris Cornell's wife Vicky issued a statement speculating whether his suicide was the result of too much anxiety medication.

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    Record Store Day 2017 Broke A Lot Of Records | News | Clash Magazine

    Record Store Day 2017 Broke A Lot Of Records

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      Retro record: Vinyl sales to top $1bn for first time since the 1980s | The Independent

      A retro record could be in sight for the music market. According to a report out Wednesday, annual sales of vinyl records will surpass $1bn (£820m) for the first time since the 1980s this year, fuelled by music lovers’ nostalgia.

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        How A Pop Band Tricked 9 Million Americans Into Being Nazis | Cracked.com

        Do you remember Ace of Base? I should tell you something: Ace of Base was probably a bunch of Nazis.

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        Remeet the Beatles

        Shea concert footage to follow documentary

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        Album sales fall in every format except vinyl

        Album sales fall in every format except vinyl - The Vinyl Factory - the Home of Vinyl

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        Throwback: The Stones

        Today in 1965: The release of 'Satisfaction'

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        Prince Died From Accidental Overdose of Opioid Painkiller

        Officials in Minnesota said the singer sustained an accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl, a type of synthetic opiate.

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        SNL's Tribute to Prince Had Some Fans Thrilled & Others Pissed Off... - The WOW Report

        Fans are complaining on social media (what's new?) about the second half of this week’s broadcast, which was a compilation of vintage sketches...

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        How Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick Wrote ‘White Rabbit’

        Grace Slick wrote ‘White Rabbit,’ in 1965, on a used piano that was painted red and missing keys. The hit song, with lyrics based on “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” became a touchstone of psychedelic rock.

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        Jersey Boys

        Bon Jovi just completed new studio album

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        Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis hospitalized

        Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their headlining appearance at KROQ Weanie Roast.

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        Beyonce is Destroying Your Daughter, Not Empowering Her

        Over the weekend, pop singer Beyonce released a new album called

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        That Time I Opened Tower Records Early So Prince Could Shop

        It was 1986 and I was working at Tower Sunset in West Hollywood. Back then EVERYBODY came through Tower.

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        Prince Left No Will

        Sister asks court to appoint her administrator

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        Aretha Franklin Sings Prince's "Purple Rain", Herbie Hancock performs at White House

        President Obama welcomes Esperanza Spalding, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, jazz icons to the White House's International Jazz Day celebration

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        Prince movie ‘Purple Rain’ opens at 87 AMC Theaters

        The blockbuster film, which made Prince a superstar and won him an Academy Award, will show at 87 AMC Theatres locations, including AMC Mission Valley.

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        10 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

        While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

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        Prince in Performance, From the 1980s to the Present

        A portrait of an artist who was rarely the same, but always himself.

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        15 songs written by Prince that became famous for other artists

        Hot 100 Chart Position: Number Three Prince allegedly penned

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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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          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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          Vinyl Starter Kit: Which records to invest in, what to look for, where to buy - Features - Alternative Press

          Vinyl is a beautiful thing. Grooved-wax music discs have transcended generations and successfully managed a full-blown resurrection. So much so that in 2015 the sale of vinyl EPs and LPs rose 32 percent to $416 million, according to the RIAA—that’s the highest they’ve been since 1988.

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            Vinyl sales earned more money than combined ads on free streams in 2015

            In 2015 U.S. vinyl sales earned more money than the recording industry made from advertisements on all free streaming services like YouTube and Spotify combined, according to the RIAA. Vinyl LP and EP sales are currently at their highest level since 1988, with a recent increase of 32% last year alone to $416 million.

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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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                Kurt Cobain Has Been Dead 22 Years — Let Him Rest Already

                I'm talking to you, Seattle police department

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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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                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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                Mariah Carey's Brother Claims The Singer Won't Pay For Their Dying Sister's Medical Treatment

                Mariah Carey is known for her diva-ish excess. But — if it's true — what's going on between the singer and her siblings seems way beyond the bounds of her normal character. Morgan Carey, the eldest of the three siblings, is claiming

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                Grammys 2016 Winners: The Complete List

                Music's biggest night of the year is already off to an exciting start! The 58th Annual Grammy Awa...

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                David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Apparently Not Impressed With Lady Gaga's Grammy Tribute

                Lady Gaga, clad in Bowie-reminiscent garb, belted out a medley of 10 of Bowie's hits during the Grammys, but his son seemed disappointed.

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                Beck, surviving members of Nirvana cover “The Man Who Sold The World”

                Even music superstars aren’t immune to the siren call of nostalgia. Sometimes it just feels good to get the band back together and kick out one of the old jams—and sometimes, your lead singer tragically killed himself almost 22 years ago, so you have

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                Lady Gaga Rocks Out in David Bowie Tribute Performance at Grammys

                David Bowie's spirit lived on at the 2016 Grammys Monday. Lady Gaga performed a moving tribute to...

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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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                Carlos Santana: ‘Super Bowl should have featured classic rockers’

                Carlos Santana has written an open letter to Super Bowl bosses, criticizing them for not including iconic San Francisco acts in the half-time spectacular in nearly Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. T…

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                Two Days After Singing at #SB50, Lady Gaga Makes AMAZING Confession! - The Political Insider

                Lady Gaga is a strange and bizarre performer. She’s hardly my favorite. But her performance at Super Bowl 50 showed me a side of her I’ve never seen: Her love …

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                Karen Carpenter's Legacy

                Put the focus where it belongs—on her music

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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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                  Heartbreaking News Regarding Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner

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                  Rewind:

                  The Supremes, 1964

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                  David Bowie: Musical Innovator, Financial Innovator?

                  The story of the artist’s foray into asset-backed securities.

                  David Bowie will be remembered for his music and style, but the late singer is also responsible for an important, but lesser known, contribution in another area: finance.

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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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                      What we learned this week: Bowie theories, Glenn Frey's death and more | Music | The Guardian

                      As amateur sleuths pored over Blackstar, Abba reunited to plug a Stockholm taverna and Yasiin Bey got into a spot of bother with South African officials

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                        Already Gone - Take It to the Limit

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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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                          Lady Gaga: World is wrong about Israel | The Times of Israel

                          Tel Aviv was magnificent, star singer says in interview, and its people are 'in good spirits'

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                            Don Henley on Glenn Frey: 'He Changed My Life Forever' | Rolling Stone

                            Read Don Henley's poignant tribute to Glenn Frey, his Eagles bandmate who passed away at age 67

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                              Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie | David Bowie’s 25 Favorite Albums, by David Bowie!

                              There is really no way to do a list of my favorite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls. There is a possibility there. I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting.

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                                Glenn Frey dead at 67: Eagles founder dies | EW.com

                                Guitarist Glenn Frey, a founding member of the legendary classic rock band the Eagles, died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, a note on the band’s official website confirmed. He was 67.

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                                  Mick Jagger Reveals What He'll Miss Most About David Bowie

                                  The legendary musician and his son, James, opened up to ET at the premiere of their new HBO series, ‘Vinyl.’

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                                  Celine Dion's brother Daniel dies from cancer aged 59

                                  Daniel Dion died this morning, just a day after his family revealed that they believed he had just hours to live and two days after Celine Dion's husband René Angélil died.

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                                  David Bowie Heading for First No. 1 Album in U.S. on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Blackstar'

                                  The late David Bowie is heading for his first No. 1 album in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Blackstar.

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                                    The Song That David Bowie Fans Are Listening to Most

                                    A chart of the songs Spotify users listened to most after David Bowie’s death.

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                                      BREAKING: Céline Dion's Husband Dies At 73 From 18-Year Battle With Cancer

                                      René Angélil, Céline Dion’s beloved husband and manager, has died at the age of 73. Without René’s love and support, Céline Dion wouldn’t be the household name she is today. Before signing on as Céline’s manager, he started out as a pop sing

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                                      'Blackstar': David Bowie's final songs hinted at death - CNN.com

                                      Fans are seeing rock star David Bowie's final songs and videos in a new light after his startling death Sunday.

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                                      A Life of Legend: Rockstar and Fashion Icon David Bowie

                                      Digest: [BBC; NYTimes; LATimes] Just days after the release of his newest album, Blackstar, legendary rockstar David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016. He reportedly lost an 18 month battle wit…

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                                      Janet Jackson Faces Life-And-Death Health Crisis — Secret Reason For Cancelled Tour REVEALED

                                      RadarOnline.com has learned Janet Jackson, who recently announced she's set to undergo surgery, has a tumor that could be cancerous.

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                                          It's official: Adele is going on tour in North America

                                          Adele announced her 2016 North American tour and we could not be more excited.

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                                            You Will Never Guess Who Adele Is Collaborating With Next...

                                            It's true, Adele has a collaboration on the horizon—and we'll give you two clues about who it's with. First hint: Hello. Second hint: This clever little YouTube mashup, which pins two vocal geniuses on the...

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                                              Video Proof: The Animals Didn't Need Rehearsal For '65