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45 Years Ago: Iron Butterfly Release ‘Ball’

Who was having a ball in February 1969? Why, the members of Iron Butterfly, that’s who, as they collectively unveiled their hotly anticipated third album, which they chose to christen simply as ‘Ball.’

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More Cast Updates for Gregg Allman Biopic

The biopic based on the life of Gregg Allman is beginning to take greater shape. Today (Feb. 17), we learned the names of some of the principal members of the cast, including the actors who will portray the rock legend's best friend and his mother.

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Revisiting Elvis Costello’s Last Album of the ’80s, ‘Spike’

"Basically, it's a comedy record."

"Many of these songs are tragicomic," Elvis Costello told NME following the release of his 12th studio album, Spike, on Feb...

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26 Years Ago: David Lee Roth’s ‘Skyscraper’ Released

The spring and summer of 1986 bore witness to one of the most hostile public airings of dirty laundry in rock and roll history, courtesy of Van Halen and their recently departed lead vocalist, David Lee Roth, whom they had of course recently replaced with successful solo artist, Sammy Hagar...

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47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own

On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'

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Poster Artist Gary Grimshaw Dead at 67

Gary Grimshaw, the artist whose distinctive style was a key part of the mystique surrounding the MC5 and Detroit's Grande Ballroom during the '60s, has passed away at the age of 67.

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Beatles Reunion? Paul and Ringo May Perform Together on ‘Letterman’

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania hitting U.S. shores next month by performing together. Showbiz 411 reports that the two surviving Beatles could show up on David Letterman's late-night show during his network's week-long celebration of the Fab Four.

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Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.

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40 Years Ago: CBGB Opens in New York City

It wasn’t supposed to be a punk club. You could tell that from the name of the place: CBGB &OMFUG, which stood for Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers. 

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40 Years Ago: The Who Arrested in Montreal

Following an incendiary performance at The Forum in Montreal on Dec. 2, 1973, the Who attended an after-show party put on by executives from RCA. Would you be surprised if we told you that legal trouble and property damage ensued?

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Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Lead Star-Studded Beatles Tribute

On Feb. 9, 2014, CBS will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in a big way.

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46 Years Ago: ‘Buffalo Springfield Again’ Album Released

By the time Buffalo Springfield started recording their second album during the first half of 1967, the five members were barely speaking to each other. Neil Young wasn’t around much. Their bass player was battling drug problems. And a series of studio musicians was called in to help shape the three main writers’ songs.

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