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Jim Seals dead: Seals and Crofts singer dies aged 80 as fans pay tribute

JIM SEALS, who sang in the soft rock duo Seals and Crofts, has died at the age of 80.

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Let Ringo Starr teach you how to play classic Beatles songs

Along with producer Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr runs through some classic Beatles tracks on the drums like 'Ticket to Ride' and 'Come Together'.

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The Meaning Behind the Band Name: ZZ Top

Who the heck is ZZ Top? Who names their child ZZ? What do those Z’s stand for? These are popular—and reasonable—questions for anyone first encountering the Texas blues sounds of the popular rock band. When a band is named after what sounds like a person’s

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Hear the isolated guitar for the Van Halen song 'Panama'

Throwing every element of his signature style into one legendary guitar part, Eddie Van Halen lays down one of the best tracks of his career on 'Panama'.

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Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden members form new supergroup 3rd Secret

A collection of members from some of the Seattle grunge scene’s finest bands have come together to form a new supergroup called 3rd Secret with a surprise LP.

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Behind the guitar: A new collection of artifacts paints a more nuanced picture of Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Wittliff Collections in San Marcos has acquired an archive containing song lyrics, clothing and even the musician's personal library,

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Bobby Rydell, pompadoured 1960s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies

Bobby Rydell, who scored 29 hits after becoming a teen idol in the '50s, died at 79 in April 2022.

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Watch The Who play Pete Townshend solo track for first time in 33 years

The Who performed Pete Townshend's solo track "Let My Love Open The Door" for the first time in 33 years at a recent show in London.

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne quitting Los Angeles for UK to avoid soaring tax rates

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne have lived stateside for many years, but the couple - who celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this year - are set to return to the UK

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The Beatles' Compilation Album '1' Remastered for Spatial Audio on Apple Music by Giles Martin

The Beatles' compilation album "1" has been remastered for Spatial Audio on Apple Music by Giles Martin, son of the famed Beatles producer George Martin.

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KISS Locks In Timeframe For Final 'End Of The Road' Tour Concert

Kiss has yet to confirm when the 'End of the Road' tour will end, but the band has again signaled that the tour will end by 2023.

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Peter Jackson would have shouted at the Beatles if he had filmed Let It Be documentary

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said he would have 'read John, Paul, George and Ringo the riot act' for Get Back if he was there.

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The Music Industry Is In Crisis Because People Are Buying More Old Songs Than New

According to the music sales data company MRC, "old songs" now represent an astonishing 70% of the U.S. market.

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Albums turning 50 in 2022 that everyone should hear

If you are looking for a blast from the past, here are the albums of 1972 that are still worth a spin.

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Is 'Get Back' Really Better Than 'Let It Be?': Beatles Roundtable

Five UCR writers debate the merits of each version of the Beatles' 1970 album, 'Let It Be.'

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From David Bowie to Led Zeppelin: 6 legendary artists that Keith Richards hates

During a raucous career, Keith Richards hasn't held back from much. That includes keeping his mouth shut about bands he hates, here are some of Keef's quips

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What did Mick Taylor play at his final Rolling Stones show?

At the last stop on The Rolling Stones 'Goats Head Soup' tour in 1973, Mick Taylor proved why he just might be the best guitarist to ever play in the band.

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Rolling Stones Drop ‘Brown Sugar’ Over Slavery Lyrics

The Rolling Stones have reportedly retired one of their most popular rock songs because the lyrics pertain to slavery.

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Rolling Stones review – a funky, heavy first show without Charlie Watts

<strong>The Dome at America’s Center, St Louis, Missouri</strong><br>The veteran rockers return to the road with an emotional tribute to their longtime drummer and a reinvigorated sense of purpose

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The Rolling Stones Remember Charlie Watts With Touching Tribute Video: Watch

The Rolling Stones is honoring its "engine room" and virtuoso drummer Charlie Watts in a touching tribute video three days after he died at the age of 80. Watch.

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Charlie Watts Was the Coolest Rolling Stone

Remembering legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died today at 80.

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The Rolling Stones Tee Up Deluxe 'Tattoo You' With Rocking Unreleased Track

The Rolling Stones have announced the October release of a 40th anniversary deluxe edition of their chart-topping, multi-platinum 1981 album ‘Tattoo You.’

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Looking back at the moment The Rolling Stones went disco with 'Some Girls'

By 1978, with the release of The Rolling Stones’ new album Some Girls, there was the smell of change in the air. The old boys of rock had been largely kicked to the curb in favour of two new potent strains of popular music.

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Watch the final ever Ramones concert in full

The Ramones had a long and gruelling career and were never able to break into major commercial success. But they will be remembered as the greatest punk band.

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Is ‘Shine A Light’ The Rolling Stones’ Best Concert Film?

Equally split between big hits and deep cuts, the song selection will satisfy both casual and hardcore fans.

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'Undercover': The Rolling Stones' Dark, Exhilarating Entry Of 1983

Nineteen years, 17 UK studio albums. That was the scorecard for the Stones in November 1983, as they released their new 'Undercover' set.

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'Muscle Shoals' Review: A Must-See Documentary About The Most Important Small Town In American Musical History

This doc is a music nerd's delight, and features Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin and more legendary musicians.

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Eddie Van Halen's Son Says He's "Hurt" By 2021 Grammys Tribute to Late Rocker

Wolfgang Van Halen is expressing his disappointment over the 2021 Grammys tribute to his late father and rock legend, Eddie Van Halen.

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Harrison Ford remembers his time as roadie for The Doors

There's little most Hollywood aficionados won't know about the legendary actor Harrison Ford. But his confession of being a roadie for The Doors blew our minds

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Key Man: Laurens Hammond, Inventor Of The Hammond Organ

Laurens Hammond invented a type of 3-D glasses among many other things, but we know him as the creator of the Hammond organ.

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Jimmy Page: ”Whole Lotta Love was so fresh and it still is. If somebody plays that riff it brings a smile to people’s faces

A new, all-encompassing interview with the Led Zeppelin icon on his evolution as a guitarist, writing rock's greatest albums and the gear behind them

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How Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones Rated Paul McCartney as a Bass Player

When Led Zeppelin broke through in '69, John Paul Jones became a top bass player on the scene. Here's how Jones rated Paul McCartney at the time.

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The Beatles' Paul McCartney Unveils The Importance Of His Phone In His Music Life

Paul McCartney, the co-lead vocalist, and bassist of the legendary band the Beatles shared an interview on his official website named after him and revealed the importance of a phone when it comes to music while talking about his upcoming album, ‘McCartne

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Keith Richards on COVID: 'I’m impervious... like Trump' - Los Angeles Times

Keith Richards on his X-Pensive Winos reissue, a new Rolling Stones album and living in American during COVID.

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Spencer Davis, Sixties Music Legend, Dead Aged 81

Spencer Davis, the Welsh born multi-instrumentalist and founder of the renowned 60s UK band, The Spencer Davis Group, has died aged 81.

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Sammy Hagar and Mike Anthony Salute Eddie Van Halen in New Video

“I’ll tell you, a Van Halen song never felt so hard to sing and play in my life,” singer says following news of guitarist’s death

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Hear Paul McCartney’s remarkable isolated drums on The Beatles song ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’

We are taking a look back at one of The Beatles more curious moments and concentrating on Paul McCartney's remarkable isolated drums on 'Back in the U.S.S.R.'

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Did AC/DC send out the signal there's a new album coming?

In a flash of lightning AC/DC has sent the internet into a frenzy with rumours of a new album.

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Mac Davis, Country Singer and Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 78 - Rolling Stone

Along with solo hits like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” Davis wrote Presley’s indelible “In the Ghetto”

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How Keith Richards is Spending His Quarantine

The guitarist talks about new Stones music, his ‘Goats Head Soup’ memories, and how he hopes they’ll celebrate their 60th anniversary

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Jimmy Page recalls meeting The Rolling Stones for the first time

Jimmy Page has spoken about his earliest experiences meeting and recording with Rolling Stones duo Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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A note which hilariously details The Rolling Stones’ complex hotel requirements

Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts and their touring life was that of rock 'n' roll legend.

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Lost Rolling Stones song with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to be released

Scarlet is joined by two other unreleased songs, Criss Cross and All the Rage, on a deluxe version of Goat’s Head Soup

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The All-American Glory of Yacht Rock

America’s truly sublime musical innovation is Yacht Rock. Savor the wit of that oxymoron: How hard can you rock if you’re on a yacht? The boat itself rocks like a baby, not like Led Zeppelin.

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40 years on from Back in Black, AC/DC still matters

In the 40 years since Bon Scott's death and the release of Back in Black, AC/DC's legacy has grown.

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The Rolling Stones Hit Number 1 on iTunes (First Time Ever) with Spectacular Quarantine Anthem “Living in a Ghost Town”

The Rolling Stones haven’t had a number 1 hit probably since 1981’s “Start Me Up.” They’ve had scattershot singles since then– they were never a great singles ch…

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'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' songwriter Alan Merrill dies from coronavirus

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Alan Merrill has died in New York as a result of the coronavirus at the age of 69.

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Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood urged to re-form The Faces by their wives

Penny Lancaster and Sally Wood are pestering their husbands to make a full-time comeback.

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Keith Richards’ Wildest Escapades: 19 Insane Tales From a Legendary Life

Keith Richards may have mellowed with age, but as anyone who has read his memoir can attest, the iconic Rolling Stones guitarist has raised enough hell to fill several lifetimes. We look back on the wildest and weirdest moments in Richards’ 50-plus-year tear through the limelight.

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The Clash's 'London Calling': 10 Things You Didn't Know

The band didn’t write “Revolution Rock,” Joe Strummer started “Lost in the Supermarket” on the back of a guitar-string package, and Paul Simonon smashed his bass a day…

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‘Gimme Shelter’ Remains Gripping 50 Years After The Bloody Conclusion To Altamont

When The Rolling Stones finally take the stage they look meek and impotent, surrounded by bikers twice their size and throngs of traumatized fans.

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Album Review: The Who’s ‘Who’

Not only did the death wish expressed 55 years ago in “My Generation” not come true, but the Who have now become the first major rock act of their generation to come up with a whole album that’s ac…

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Top 50 Classic Rock Albums of the '10s

The question of whether rock is dead was on many fans' minds during the second decade of the 21st century.

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Ronnie Wood discusses addiction in new film trailer

Ronnie Wood has discussed his struggles with addiction in a trailer for new film 'Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me'

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New Report Details Incalculable Losses To Our Musical Heritage In Devastating 2008 Universal Fire

A decade later, it is revealed that everything from Buddy Holly to Elton John went up in smoke.

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Ringo Starr Remembers ‘Incredible, Inventive’ Ginger Baker

Ringo Starr remembered late Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s innovative playing in an interview with Rolling Stone. Baker died Sunday after a lengthy hospital stay at the age of 80.

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Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover - CNN

Facebook has reversed a ban it placed on a classic Led Zeppelin album cover that features images of naked children.

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Monte Carlo, 1958: When The Chairman Took The Throne | uDiscover

Performing at Princess Grace Of Monaco’s personal request, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones stunned a Monte Carlo audience full of celebrities and royalty.

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To Celebrate The Band's 55th Anniversary: Every Rolling Stones Album, Ranked

To celebrate the Rolling stones' 55th anniversary we take on the daunting task of ranking their entire discography. Here are the best Rolling Stones albums from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood.

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‘The Quiet One’: Bill Wyman Doc Trailer Highlights Elusive Ex-Rolling Stones Bassist


The film traces the long life and career of the Rolling Stones bassist using his archives of unseen audio and video

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Mick Jagger Spotted for First Time Since Tour Postponement

Mick Jagger was in good spirits Sunday after announcing he wasn't well enough to tour with the Stones.

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Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 81

Pioneering guitarist and progenitor of surf rock with “Let’s Go Trippin'” and “Miserlou” inspired generation of musicians

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The best thing about the halftime show was everyone making fun of Maroon 5

There is no band more consistently, doggedly embarrassing in America than Maroon 5.

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Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell

Paul Stanley joined the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast to talk in depth about Kiss’ just-announced End of the Road world tour (which they’ve said will mark the end of their touring career) and much more, from the making of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” to the dangers of pyro.

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AC/DC sighting in Vancouver sparks new album rumours | CTV Vancouver News

Singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd were spotted outside The Warehouse Studio in Gastown.

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PBS Announces Woodstock Documentary Honouring Festival’s 50th Anniversary

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of historic festival, PBS announced a new Woodstock documentary for 2019 as part of their American Experience series.

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How we made Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild

It soundtracked the counterculture in Easy Rider – and ended up being played on the moon and Mars

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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat t

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Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

Jimi Hendrix's record collection is viewable at Handel & Hendrix in London, on Mayfair's Brook Street. Here's what's in it

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Nokie Edwards, the Ventures' Lead Guitarist, Dead at 82

Prolific, influential surf rock musician dies of complications from hip surgery

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Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

In an era dominated by Sinatra, Como and Bennett, Mr. Damone built his own following on records and television and in nightclubs.

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Is the Rock Star Dead? - Noisey

We speak with rock critic David Hepworth, author of 'Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars,' about the rise and fall of music's chaotic anti-heroes.

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Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

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Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

The musician reportedly suffered cardiac arrest

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Elvis Presley Could Extend U.K. Albums Chart Record

Elvis Presley is in striking distance of what would be the late rocker's 14th U.K. chart crown.

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Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

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The Beatles' accountant 50 years on: 'They were scruffy boys who didn't want to pay tax'

In The Beatles’ 1966 song Taxman, George Harrison berates Harold Wilson’s proposed 95pc “supertax” on the UK’s highest earners.

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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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Why the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Hasn’t Shown Signs of Aging | The New Yorker

Jonathan Gould writes about the Beatles’ eighth album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.

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The Secret History Of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

50 years ago today, "Respect" became Aretha Franklin's first chart-topper. But when the song was first written by Otis Redding, it was no feminist anthem.

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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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For The Benefit of Beatles Fans: The Beatles 50 Sgt. Pepper Facts

50 interesting facts about The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!!

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David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

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Doors' Debut Album: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Shelved tracks, drugged-out vandalism and Jim Morrison's bogus backstory: Read 10 little-known facts about the Doors' 1967 debut LP.

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See Robert Plant's Cosmic Take on 'Black Dog' From 'ACL' - Rolling Stone

Robert Plant returns to 'Austin City Limits' for the first time in 14 years as the Led Zeppelin singer headlines the hour-long October 15th episode.

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Why Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Prize - Rolling Stone

According to the Swedish Academy, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."