Music | Music

Flashback: Charlie Watts’ Final Performance With the Rolling Stones

This rain-soaked “Satisfaction” was the final moment of Watts’ 58-year stint in the Stones

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Harmony, melancholy and the Everly Brothers’ indelible influence

From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s haunting music

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Was Elvis Presley Jewish? A grave marker locked away for 4 decades suggests that he was.

Stored in the Graceland archives since 1977, Gladys Presley's headstone features a Star of David that holds the family's Jewish story.

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How Fleetwood Mac inspired a Led Zeppelin classic

We are dipping into the Far Out vault to look at how Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac inspired jImmy Page's Led Zeppelin to write a classic song

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How a Stint in Hamburg Helped Catapult the Beatles to Super Stardom

A trove of letters and photographs associated with the band's time in Germany is set to go up for auction next month

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The 13 most underrated songs from 1968

In our 'Unlucky for Some' feature, we're looking at the 13 most underrated songs from 1968. From Randy Newman to Scott Walker, Harumi and Bobbie Gentry.

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Editor Searches for the Source Photos of Everyone on the Cover of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

Since 2017, editor Chris Shaw has embarked on the very noble, if not thankless task of tracking down and identifying the source photos of every person who

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From Chuck Berry to Muddy Waters: 15 of Keith Richards’ favourite songs

We've pulled together a list of Keith Richards 15 most inspirational songs and musicians as we look at the songs which shaped The Rolling Stones guitarist

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Stunning unseen footage reveals The Beatles as never before

Peter Jackson got it back. The Lord of The Rings" director has been sifting through 56 hours of previously-unseen footage of The Beatles rehearsing and horsing around from their final months playing together. Those moments led up to their infamous concert

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Best Music Album Reissues of 2020 - Rolling Stone

From Prince’s peak opus to a revelatory jazz show at a California high school

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The impossible return of AC/DC: 'You could feel the electricity in the air'

The bassist quit, the singer lost his hearing, the drummer was under house arrest and founder member Malcolm Young died from dementia. But somehow AC/DC are back (in black)

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Watch the power of The Kinks with rare footage of their 1965 Paris performance

We dip into the Far Out Magazine Vault to bring you this brilliant footage of The Kinks performing some of their best tracks in Paris, 1965.

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The making of The Beatles: Watch the earliest known footage of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, recorded in 1958

We're stepping back in time with Far Out Magazine's vault to dig out a moment of history after The Beatles were filmed by the Liverpool police force.

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When The Who replaced Keith Moon with an audience member

When Keith Moon passed out on stage so The Who replaced him with an audience member and 19 year old Scott Halpin lived out his dream.+

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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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Who Was ‘She’ In The Zombies Hit, ‘She’s Not There?’

Th Zombies first hit was "She's Not There" in 1964. Keyboardist Rod Argent wrote the song as a teenager in just two weeks.

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Mick Jagger Pays Tribute to 'Biggest Inspiration' Little Richard

“His music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as it did when it first shot through the music scene in the mid 50’s,” Rolling Stones singer writes of late icon

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Listen back to a bootleg of Led Zeppelin’s first recorded concert, 1968

We're dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to bring you the first ever live recording of Led Zeppelin form a 1968 performance in Spokane, Washington

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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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The Rolling Stones Unveil 2020 ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates!

“We had the best time on the road last summer,” Keith Richards said in a statement. “And we are ready to do it again!”

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The Chart-Topping Rock Band You’ve Never Heard Of

Breaking Benjamin has gained a huge following between the coasts but is largely invisible to everyone but its fans.

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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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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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In Depth Look: The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the Rolling Stones’ 1981 album, a blueprint for how to exist as an aging, internationally famous rock ban

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The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' Is Strolling to No. 1 In the U.K. | Billboard

The Beatles’ historic album is on track for the U.K. chart crown.

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The Rolling Stones in Phoenix: raw, scrappy and unpolished in concert. And that's how it should be

During their tour stop in the Phoenix area on Aug. 26, the Rolling Stones still rocked with a youthful abandon.

Entertainment | Entertainment

50 Rare Woodstock Festival Photos in Honor of its 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Fair with these stunning photos.

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CRITICAL MASS: Gone for 50 years — The Rolling Stones was Brian Jones' band

You might dispute that. You might point out that little Keith Richards and Michael Jagger rode tricycles together until Jagger's family moved the five miles from Dartford to Wilmington, Kent in 1954.

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Rolling Stones make triumphant return following Jagger's reported surgery

CHICAGO - For anyone who ever doubted Mick Jagger was superhuman, the Rolling Stones’ Soldier Field show Friday would make you a believer.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival To Finally Release 'Live at Woodstock'

Creedence Clearwater Revival's entire performance at Woodstock will finally be released, 50 years after the band played at the legendary music festival.

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The Best Rolling Stones Songs That Don’t Really Sound Like the Rolling Stones | Pitchfork

Ten times they transcended their blues-rock traditions

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson announces retirement from touring

A Maud native, Jackson launched her musical career while still a student at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, when country musician Hank Thompson heard her singing on a local radio station. When "You Can't Have My Love,” her 1954 duet with

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Circus,’ once lost and unfinished, will receive a theatrical release

For over two decades, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” was a lost film, unfinished and unseen, more rumor than pop culture memory. Now, in time for the North American leg of the Stones’ ongoing No Filter Tour, “Circus” has been remaster

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Rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll: The Sunset Strip in the ’60s

How go-go dancing teens—and the underage clubs that embraced them—turned the Strip technicolor.

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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Fends Off Stage Invader with Telecaster in 1981

The Rolling Stones, awhile back, uploaded this video, which you can check out above, to their YouTube channel.It features a (very) jumpy 1981 performance of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia. As the video's de

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Peter Jackson Signs On to Make New Beatles Film Out of Unseen ‘Let It Be’ Footage

Sir Peter, meet Sir Paul, and Mother Mary. “Lord of the Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson has come aboard a project that Paul McCartney had previously hinted was in the works: a new Beatles documentar…

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10 modern hard rock bands that are better than Greta Van Fleet

Anyone looking for modern bands that channel '70s hard rock can do a lot better than Greta Van Fleet.

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Rolling Stones Announce 2019 North American Stadium Tour

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced a North American tour for next year that launches April 20 in Florida and wrap in Chicago on June 21.

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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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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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Five myths about the Beatles - The Washington Post

Why did producer George Martin actually take on the band? As punishment.

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The Kinks are getting back together to record a new album - NME

The Kinks are reuniting for a new album. Frontman Ray Davies confirmed the news, saying that the band may even play some live shows.

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DJ Fontana dead at 87 - Elvis Presley's legendary drummer and last surviving band member passes away, his son reveals

ELVIS Presley’s drummer and last remaining member of The King’s original band has died. DJ Fontana passed away in his sleep last night aged, 87, according to an emotional Facebook post …

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Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special to Hit Movie Theaters This Summer

Release marks concert film's 50th annivesary

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HBO's Definitive Documentary "Elvis Presley: The Searcher" Debuts at SXSW

New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music

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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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The 200 Best Songs of the 1960s | Pitchfork

From James Brown to Etta James, Jimi Hendrix to Patsy Cline, here are the tracks that lit up the decade

Music | Music

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

Music | Music

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.

Books | Books

Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Last Big Tour

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

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The History - Monterey International Pop Festival

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

Music | Music

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."

Music | Music

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."

Music | Music News

Listen to a New Chuck Berry Song

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music | Music

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.

Music | Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How The Runaways Changed The Lives Of 13 Women Rockers

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

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

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

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

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

Music | Music

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley Guitarist, Dead at 84

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist performed on

Music | Vinyl Records!

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

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

Music | Music

22 Terrible Songs by Great Artists

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

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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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

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

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

Music | Music

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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Bo Diddley - "Bad Trip"

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

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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.

Entertainment | Entertainment

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

Music | Music

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

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

Music | Music News

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

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

Music | Music News

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.

Entertainment | Entertainment

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

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

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15 Golden Facts About 'Almost Famous' | Mental Floss

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

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

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

Music | Music News

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

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

Music | Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

History | The Sunset Strip

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

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

Music | Music News

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

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

Music | Rock....and roll.


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

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

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

Music | Chicago Music

Patti Smith discusses art, remembrance, and detective shows

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

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

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

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

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

Music | Music

The Best Reissues of 2014 | Rolling Stone

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

Music | Music

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.

Music | Music

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

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

Music | Music News

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

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

Music | Music News

From The Archives: The Durable Led Zeppelin (1975)

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

Music | Music News

Flashback: Led Zeppelin's Final Concert With John Bonham

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

Music | Music

Whatever happened to live albums?

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

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

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis