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How Many Albums Have Gone Platinum In 2014? 2014 Will Mark First Year That No Albums Achieve Platinum Status

As a life-long music fan that's been following the industry for well over 40 years, I found this recent bit of news very disconcerting:  2014 will mark the first year that no album will achieve platinum status for sales.

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Sammy Hagar Lines Up Hurricane Benefit Special, ‘Simpsons’ Appearance

Sammy Hagar has put together a music and comedy show for next week to raise money for the hurricane-devastated town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Why Does Bono Wear Sunglasses? Glaucoma Condition Finally Becomes Public [UPDATE]

:  In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, the U2 front-man admitted that his penchant for dark glasses stems from glaucoma - a affliction he's battled for the last 20 years.

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Hear Foo Fighters Channel Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ on New Single, ‘Something From Nothing’

Now that cover of 'War Pigs' sorta makes sense.

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Is This AC/DC’s New ‘Rock or Bust’ Single?

We still need to wait over a month before AC/DC's new 'Rock or Bust' record makes its way to stores -- which is almost nothing compared to the six years that have elapsed since their last album, but can still feel like a long time when you know there's a fresh slab of high voltage rock 'n' roll right around the corner.

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Bono Apologizes for Giving People Free Music

So here's how much music is apparently worth in 2014.

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Bobby Keys Placed on Medical Leave for Rolling Stones Tour Dates

The Rolling Stones are ready to begin their delayed run of dates in Australia and New Zealand, but longtime sax player Bobby Keys won't be along for the ride.

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If Kiss Started Today? ‘We’d Be F—ed,’ Says Paul Stanley

Kiss founder Paul Stanley, echoing his bandmate Gene Simmons' much-discussed "rock is dead" declaration, says the group wouldn't stand a chance if it tried to start its career today.

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Glen Campbell’s Video For His Single Is A Sad Reminder Of His Journey With Alzheimers; Watch “I’m Not Gonna Miss You When I’m Gone” [Video]

A new movie and a new song.  Now in the last stages of Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell is giving fans one last gift - an inside look inside his struggles with the disease.  A documentary that shines the spotlight on his journey with Alzheimer's is due out soon and now Campbell has issued a video to go along with his latest single, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You When I'm Gone"

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Nikki Sixx Says ‘New Blood’ in Rock Proves Gene Simmons Wrong

Gene Simmons may think rock is dead, but his former touring mate Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue begs to differ.

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Complete Collection of Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot Photos Going to Auction

The complete set of photos taken for the cover of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album is headed for the auction block in November, where the signed and numbered set is expected to fetch up to $110,000.

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David Crosby Says Neil Young is ‘Very Angry’ at Him

David Crosby is also saying Crosby Stills, Nash and Young won't tour again, following similar comments from Neil Young earlier this week.

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