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Dave Matthews Band Edges Pat Benatar, Doobie Brothers in Rock Hall Fan Vote

Dave Matthews Band has won the fan vote for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ’s class of 2020. That doesn’t mean they’re in just yet, but past fan votes have proven to be good predictors of success. The “Ants Marching” band scored a comfortable win with more than 1 million votes. But the other top...
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This Beatles Album Was the Top Selling Vinyl LP of 2019 and the Decade

Vinyl made a comeback years ago, and the format is proving to have staying power. According to Nielsen Music’s year-end report, vinyl now represents 26% of all physical album sales with 18.8 million units sold in 2019. That’s compared to 54.8 million CDs. Vinyl remains especially popular with the...
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That Time John Travolta Hung Out With Nirvana

The surviving members of Nirvana got together this weekend for a performance, with Dave Grohl , Krist Novoselic , and Pat Smear being joined on stage by a few special guests. After the set they were met by another famous face, with John Travolta greeting the band backstage at The Art of Elysium’s “...
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7 Memorable David Bowie Duets, Collabs and Covers

When David Bowie was in his prime, which was most of his life, anybody who was somebody wanted to be him, or be near him. He was the definition of rock and roll, which means he didn’t play by any rules when it came to writing, recording or dressing. He blew minds with 1969’s “Space Oddity” before...
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9 Rock Stars Who Played in Multiple Successful Bands

Some people have all the luck. Not that it doesn’t require a ton of hard work, dedication and practice to make a living playing music. But imagine being in one of the biggest rock bands of the early 90s, and then starting another band that dominates for a quarter century after that. Or imagine...
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End of the Decade Anthems for Your New Year's Playlist

It’s the end of the decade as we know it, and we feel fine because we’re expecting another round of the roaring 20s. The robots haven’t completely taken over yet, and the predictions of doom and gloom that accompanied Y2K still haven’t happened. But it’s always a good idea to party like it’s your...
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The Black Crowes, INXS and 5 More Rock Albums That Turn 30 in 2020

1990 was a big year in rock, and it signaled different milestones for different bands across a wide variety of subgenres. Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were helping put Seattle on the map with their brand of hard rock that eventually pushed LA bands like Poison and Warrant out of style. Other...
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Van Halen Bassist Defends Billie Eilish for Not Knowing His Band

Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen isn’t offended that one of music’s hottest stars never heard of his band. In fact, Wolf is coming to the defense of Billie Eilish in a big way. The “controversy” that is blowing up music Twitter started when the 17-year-old “everything i wanted” singer appeared...
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Woman Hires Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath to Help Breakup With Her Boyfriend

We’ve heard of sending a song to someone during a breakup, but this is the first we’ve heard of sending the singer. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray got an uncommon request through Cameo, the service that allows you to hire celebrities to deliver messages on your behalf. The “Fly” singer and former Extra...
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U2 Drops New Song With 'Slumdog Millionaire' Composer Ahead of First India Concert

U2 has released its first new music in two years – a collaboration with Indian artist A.R. Rahman that promotes peace. “Ahimsa” is an atmospheric and airy song with soothing backing vocals provided by Rahman’s two daughters. The single takes its name from the Sanskrit word for non-violence. “This ...
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