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U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” Rooftop Concert

U2 took an idea from The Beatles and recorded their “Where the Streets Have No Name” video during a rooftop concert in L.A., which got broken up by the police. Check out footage from the performance and the plan behind the video here.

21 hours ago

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 27 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Tony Banks of Genesis. When the band famously became three – who were the other two?

22 hours ago

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Sharing Songs in Rock

43 years ago, David Bowie wrote “All the Young Dudes” for Mott the Hoople. Here are 5 other artists who have written songs for someone else.

03/26/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 26 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Steven Tyler! The manic singer performed with Joe Perry in 2004 in a tribute to the Blues at Radio City Music Hall. A movie was made; what was its title?

03/26/2015

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A to Z: Why Led Zeppelin’s Version Of “Gallows Pole” Is Kind Of Evil

Are you aware of the morbid difference between the original folk song “The Maid Freed from the Gallows” and Led Zeppelin’s version, “Gallows Pole”?

03/25/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 24 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles “Rarities” album was released by Capitol in 1983. Where was the rare version of “Across the Universe” taken from?

03/24/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Musician Ric Ocasek attends the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of the Cars! Who stepped in to replace Ocasek in the New Cars project of 2005?

03/23/2015

18th December 1979:  The pop group Police outside the stage door of a Hammersmith venue in west London, with a policeman standing behind them. From left to right, they are Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.  (Photo by Martyn Goddard/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 22 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1978, the police were signed to A & M Records. What was the band’s first album called?

03/22/2015

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Bob Dylan’s Song That Changed Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s Life

On March 21st of 1976, in large part of Bob Dylan’s song about his case, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was retried for murder.

03/21/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07:  Eddie Money performs during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 7, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 21 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Eddie Money. What 60’s Music business legend discovered and managed Money?

03/21/2015