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How Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Reclaims Rock's Black Female Legacy
The raw, unhinged vocal style and sexual ambiguity of Big Mama Thornton, the innovative guitar playing of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the frenetic stage presence of Tina Turner shaped our ideas of what it means to not only play but embody rock music.

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Lonnie Mack, Blues-Rock Guitar Great, Dead at 74
In Mack's bio, he claims he started learning guitar at the age of five and, after dropping out of school in the 7th grade, pursued a professional music career as a young teenager. He played bars around the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky stateliness before ...
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Why 1971 was the ultimate year for rock music
I was born in 1950. As far as music goes, that's the winning ticket in the lottery of life. I was 13 when The Beatles arrived, 15 when Bob Dylan recorded Like A Rolling Stone, the music for my teenage dances was provided by Motown and Stax and I was 19 ...

The Who to Play Classic-Rock Mega Fest, Roger Daltrey Says
Roger Daltrey has confirmed the Who's participation in a rumored classic-rock festival this fall. The organizers of Coachella had previously announced that they were eyeing October 7th through 9th to showcase a summit of the world's biggest artists ...
The Who to play alongside The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan at the 'greatest' rock festival of all-timeThe Independent
Roger Daltrey confirms US 'megafestival'BBC News

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Ice Cube, Gene Simmons Spar Over Rock Hall's Rap Inductions
After N.W.A's MC Ren name-checked Gene Simmons in his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech last Friday, the Kiss singer has engaged in a war of words with another member of the gangsta-rap pioneers: Ice Cube.
Steve Miller rants at Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremonyUSA TODAY
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NWA inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of FameBBC News
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Kid Rock's assistant killed in ATV crash aged 30
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According to The Tennessean newspaper, police said in a news release that Sacha appeared to have lost control of the ATV he was driving and crashed on his way back to the house. Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, and a friend found Sacha's body late on ...
Michael Sacha, Assistant to Kid Rock, Killed in ATV
Kid Rock's Personal Assistant Killed In AccidentNoise11
Kid Rock Is 'Beyond Devastated' by Assistant's Death in ATV AccidentYahoo Music
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Prince, singer and superstar, dies aged 57 at Paisley Park
BBC News
He also wrote music for several artists - Sinead O'Connor's version of Nothing Compares 2U became a worldwide smash in 1990. In 1984, he won an ... In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which said he "rewrote the rulebook".
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Pop Superstar Prince Dead at 57ABC News
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Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Neil Young in Talks for Mega Concert
Six titans of rock music – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters – are reportedly in the finishing stages of joining together in October for an epic three-day concert in Indio, California. Goldenvoice, the ...
New festival could feature Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones on the same billThe Independent

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See Stevie Nicks' Spirited 'Rhiannon' Performance at 'School of Rock'
Stevie Nicks stunned the audience after the Tuesday night curtain call of School of Rock by performing a lively rendition of "Rhiannon" with the super-talented kid band from the Broadway musical. Wearing a signature black, flowy gown, Nicks twirled ...
Stevie Nicks surprises "School of Rock" audience, talks PrinceCBS News

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Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57
New York Times
Last week, responding to news reports that Prince's plane had made an emergency landing because of a health scare, Ms. Noel-Schure said Prince was “fighting the flu.” Prince was a man bursting with music — a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on ...
Watch Prince's Incredible 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'
Rock Hall of Fame offers free admission to Republican conventioneersCommunities Digital News
Prince performing While My Guitar Gently Weeps at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction – videoThe Guardian
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