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Remembering AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, Band’s Unassuming Mastermind

“There’s very few rock & roll bands,” Malcolm Young explained to a Dutch TV interviewer around the time of AC/DC‘s 2000 album Stiff Upper Lip. “There’s rock bands, there’s sort of metal bands, there’s whatever, but there’s no rock

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian on AC/DC’s Malcolm Young: ‘Greatest Rhythm Guitarist of All Time’

Anthrax‘s Scott Ian hailed AC/DC‘s Malcolm Young as “the greatest rhythm guitarist of all time” in a tribute to the late rocker who

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Watch Dap-Kings’ Poignant Sharon Jones Tribute on ‘Fallon’

The Dap-Kings remembered their late frontwoman Sharon Jones with a poignant musical tribute on The Tonight Show Friday, one day before the first anniversary of Jones’ death following a battle

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Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.

“Today it is with deep

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Watch Dead & Company’s Wistful ‘Uncle John’s Band’ on ‘Late Show’

Dead & Company wrapped up a two-night residency at The Late Show with a wistful rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s classic “Uncle John’s Band.”

For their take on the Workingman’s Dead track, guitarists

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Watch Vicky Cornell, Serj Tankian Honor Chris Cornell at Human Rights Watch Gala

Chris Cornell was posthumously awarded Human Rights Watch’s inaugural Promise Award at a Los Angeles gala Tuesday, with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian,

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John Cale Stages Roaring Tribute to Velvet Underground With MGMT, Sky Ferreira, Animal Collective, More

In the program notes to his scruffy, roaring Velvet Underground tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, John Cale, 75, noted he’s “reluctant to spend too much time on things past.” Fair enough. But as foundational member and key sonic architect of a band that ranks with rock’s greatest, he’s earned a victory lap. And 50 years – the time passed since the game-changing 1967 LP

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See Dead & Company’s Buoyant ‘Jack Straw’ on ‘Colbert’

Dead & Company performed a breezy, unhurried rendition of the Grateful Dead standard “Jack Straw” on The Late Show.

Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and noted Grateful Dead superfan John Mayer traded

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks

Mavis Staples, If All I Was Was Black
The gospel legend’s latest collaboration with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is “an object lesson in collaborative activism, with Staples tilting away from Sixties R&B formalism but doubling down on topicality,” writes Will Hermes.
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