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Legendary Bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn Passes Away At Age 70

Donald “Duck” Dunn, who played on hundreds of rock and soul classics as the bassist for Booker T. and the MGs, and later as a session player, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 70. Steve Cropper, the MGs guitarist, broke the news on his Facebook page at approximately 12:30AM Eastern time.

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ZZ Top Premieres Their New Single in a Jeremiah Weed Ad

ZZ Top appears in a new online ad for Jeremiah Weed bourbon, where they're performing their new single 'I've Got to Get Paid'. The commercial itself is really funny and the song sounds just like the ZZ you know and love...

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New Book Offers a Look at Vintage Beatles Tour Photos

The Beatles have been the subject of countless books and films, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen everything there is to see about the Fab Four. Case in point: ‘The Beatles: On the Road 1964-1966,’ a lavish new collection of photos taken by legendary photographer Harry Benson during the band’s early years.

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The Beatles Featured in ‘Mad Men’ Plot

For the third time this season, classic rock played an important role in the plot of and episode of AMC’s ‘Mad Men.’ Last month saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) try to get the Rolling Stones to shill for Heinz Baked Beans and the Beach Boys‘ ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times’ was the soundtrack to Roger Sterling’s (John Slattery) first acid trip. On last night’s (May 6) episode, the Beatles worked their way in to the daily life of the men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Price.

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Mick Jagger to Host ‘SNL’ Season Finale

Mick Jagger has been confirmed as the host for the season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ closing the chapter on the storied sketch show’s 37th season, according to ScreenCrush. Jagger has appeared on ‘SNL’ multiple times as the musical guest with the Rolling Stones, but this is his first foray as the host. The finale airs May 19.

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Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute to Levon Helm With Performance of the Band’s ‘The Weight’

One of the many highlights of last night’s three hour Bruce Springsteen show in Newark, N.J. was the singer’s impromptu tribute to the late Levon Helm. Springsteen and the E Street Band was joined by a full house at the Prudential Center in singing the the Band‘s ‘The Weight.’

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George Harrison’s Wife and Giles Martin Discuss ‘Early Takes, Vol. 1′

Today saw the release of the DVD of ‘Living in the Material World,’ the Martin Scorcese-directed documentary about George Harrison that debuted on HBO last October.

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Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Journey Songs Covered on ‘Rock of Ages’ Soundtrack

When Tom Cruise starred in ‘Risky Business,’ he only had to lip-sync the Bob Seger classic ‘Old Time Rock & Roll.’

But in the upcoming big-screen version of the Broadway hit ‘Rock of Ages,’ Cruise actually sings hits by Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard — and those renditions are part of the movie’s soundtrack, due June 5.

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Beatles 1964 Concert To Hit The Big Screen

The Beatles will soon be hitting the big screen once again. Recently restored footage of the group’s first full concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. will be shown in movie theaters next month.

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The Beach Boys 2012 Set List – Tuscon, Ariz.

Fresh off the new of a new album that will be released on June 5, it was a reunion that was a long time in the making at the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour kick-off in Tuscon last night.

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Journey Won’t Rule Out Reuniting With Steve Perry

Even though they’re doing fine as a touring act with new singer Arnel Pineda, Journey remain open to the idea of working again with original lead singer Steve Perry. In a new interview with the Huffington Post, guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain spoke about the band’s decision to continue without him, and what would happen if Perry ever decided he wanted his old job back.

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ZZ Top’s New Album Held Up

It’s been nine years since ZZ Top’s last album, ‘Mescalero.’ However, the Texas blues-rock group recently recorded an album with Rick Rubin, although, according to guitarist Billy Gibbons, nobody has any idea when it is coming out.

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