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#50GreatestConcerts: Janis Joplin, 1968

Photo: Elliot Landy/Wikimedia Commons

The blues legend’s tour with Big Brother and the Holding Company was a triumph wrought from chaos

Chuck Berry, Rock & Roll Innovator, Dead at 90

Chuck Berry in 2008. Photo: Flickr user: Docmonstereyes/CC BY 2.0

Police reported that they attempted to revive the guitar player and singer-songwriter but that he was unresponsive

Paul Simon Shines Through Rain at Tour-Ending Home-Borough Show

Paul Simon didn't let a little torrential downpour stop him from wrapping his 'Stranger to Stranger' tour with a triumphant home-borough gig in Queens.

Torrential downpour can’t stop singer from wrapping ‘Stranger to Stranger’ U.S. trek with triumphant Queens concert

‘Purple Rain’ Director Talks Prince’s Weird, Wonderful Masterpiece

The late Prince's famed Paisley Park will open for public tours beginning this fall.

“The first thing [the studio] said was, ‘Is it possible to ask if John Travolta can play Prince?'” recalls Albert Magnoli

In Defense of the CD

Photo: Arbitrarily0

Are we being too quick to toss out an old friend?

Aerosmith Talk 45 Years of ‘Kicking Ass’ Onstage

Photo: Columbia

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry detail their ‘Donington’ concert special, summer tour and hits-heavy onstage attack

Brian May Talks New Queen Recordings, Freddie Mercury Biopic

Brian May with Queen + Paul Rodgers in 2005. Photo: Thomas Steffan/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

‘I think people will find it very touching,’ he says

Sting Offers Ships and Surprises on First Solo Album In a Decade


‘The Last Ship,’ an album of songs from the musician’s upcoming Broadway show, arrives September 24th

Richie Havens, Folk Icon, Dead at 72

Richie Havens. Photo: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License/Phil Konstantin/Officer Phil on Flickr

Brooklyn native opened for Woodstock in 1969

Q&A: Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews - Mark Jeremy on Flickr

On DMB’s wild new album, wanting to pop some Adderall, and why AC/DC kick ass

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