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Roger Daltrey on swagger and sensitivity, the new Who tour, plus the Beatles question

As Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend prepare a new album and tour, The Who rocker talks with the L.A. Times about sex, drugs and whether a Beatles-Who supergroup makes sense.

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Why Mainstream Rock Sucked in 2018

From Imagine Dragons’ overproduced posturing to artists ripping off a whole lotta Led Zeppelin, here’s what went wrong this year

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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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10 Bands Keeping The Spirit Of Rock Alive

Whether they’re unapologetic in their politics, deploying shredding solos or rolling with swagger, here are seven bands keeping rock alive.

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How Geoff Emerick Helped the Beatles Reinvent Music

The crucial collaborator in the Beatles’ glory years helped them find endless new ways to change the way music sounded

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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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It’s 3 p.m., let’s watch Little Richard freak out about Jimi Hendrix’s greatness

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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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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Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins on their long history as soulful yacht rock bros

The veteran singers discuss their overlapping careers ahead of a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him

Ahead of a new doc telling his life story, the guitar legend reflects on more than 50 years of work with everyone from Jimmy Page to Tina Turner

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Here’s why Gibson is bankrupt—no, it’s not because rock is dead

The company that made the guitars played by Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Joan Jett, The Edge, and Pete Townshend has filed for bankruptcy. Gibson Brands, maker of the famed Gibson guitar, filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

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Greta Van Fleet’s Misty Mountain Revival

How four Michigan kids are reclaiming the sounds of the Seventies.

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Why The Beatles' Star Club Tapes Best Represent the Group's Early Bar-Band Spirit

These raw 1962 bootlegs capture the young Fab Four at their hungriest

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Losing their edge, again: The year of indie rock’s inevitable midlife crisis

Back in February, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth took to his Instagram to pose an existential question: “Is it me or is the condition of indie rock in the 24½th century both bad and boujee?” “Bad,” he meant, in the sense that it was now lar

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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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The Yardbirds Prep Jimmy Page-Produced Double-LP Compilation

Jimmy Page produced a double-LP Yardbirds compilation, 'Yardbirds '68,' featuring rare studio and live recordings.

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Elvis Presley Set To Top Music Charts On 40th Anniversary Of His Death

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, but his music lives on. Now, Presley is set to top today’s biggest artists on music charts as the 40th anniversary of his death approaches. ...

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

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

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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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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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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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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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How The Runaways Changed The Lives Of 13 Women Rockers

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

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Pink Floyd 'Early Years' 27-Disc Box Set Coming in November | Billboard

A 27-Disc Pink Floyd box set, "The Early Years 1965-1972," will be released on Nov. 11. The 7 individual book-style packages will feature 12 hours of TV recordings, BBC sessions, unreleased tracks and demos and more than 15 hours of video.

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These are the 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2016 so far

When meeting a new person, one of the most common questions asked to get a conversation going is “What music do you listen to?”

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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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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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Pop, rock, rap, whatever: who killed the music genre? | Music | The Guardian

Skrillex produces Bieber, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, and the genre-bending 1975 top the charts. The people making and consuming music are more stylistically promiscuous than ever. How did we get here?

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Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Iggy Pop's newest, which he co-wrote and recorded with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, recaptures the avant-rock frisson of his early collaborations with David Bowie.

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

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

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How Punk Rock Infected Every Form of Art | NOISEY

The four-letter word has impressed itself across all of creativity, despite its excess use since the days of the Dolls and the Pistols.

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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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Aerosmith: Steven Tyler 'Abandoned' Us | Rolling Stone

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford claims Steven Tyler has canceled the group's touring plans for next year to work on his country solo record.

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

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

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

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

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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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Foo Fighters kick off stellar HBO series with Friday concert in Chicago

Foo Fighters kick off stellar new HBO docuseries, "Sonic Highways," with a Friday concert at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.

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What You’ll See at the MCA’s New David Bowie Exhibit

Chief Curator Michael Darling picks his favorite glam-rock artifacts from the MCA’s new retrospective.

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Gene Simmons: 'Rock Is Finally Dead' - Esquire

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

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10 More Obscure References in Classic Rock Songs—Explained!

We hear some songs so often on the radio that we automatically sing along with them, but how much of what we’re singing do we really understand?

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40 years of Knebworth: The riffs, the rivalries and the rock icons

On-stage masturbation, Liam Gallagher joyriding a golf buggy and tidal waves of bellowing rock’n’roll fans encapsulating eras: gigs at Knebworth are never pedestrian.

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

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis