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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 12

Happy birthday to Dire Straits and guitarist and solo artist Mark Knopfler, born in Glasgow, Scotland. What is his unusual middle name?


Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012.   (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK)

Foo Fighters’ New Album Is Officially Called ‘Sonic Highways’ – Here’s the Track List

The Foo FIghters’ new album is officially called “Sonic Highways”, and will feature eight tracks along with guest appearances by Joe Walsh and many others.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 11

The Beatles launched their Apple label on this day in 1968. Generally, the Apple’s on the labels of Beatles’ singles and albums were green, but which one was red?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 9

Jerry Garcia died on this day in 1995 in Forest Knolls, California. What was the first Garcia album released after his death?


The Beatles - "Abbey Road" (Courtesy Apple Records)

The Shockingly Simple Story of How ‘Abbey Road’ Got Its Name and Cover

The Beatles always put extreme effort into their image, including their album covers. But for ‘Abbey Road’, the process was much simpler.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 8

On this day in 1969, the very famous photo of the Beatles crossing the road in front of the Abbey road Studios in London was taken. In what order did the band members cross the street?


NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Members of the British rock group Fleetwood Mac (from left) John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsay Buckingham appear together after receiving their awards and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12 January in New York. The thirteenth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner also honored Santana, The Eagles, The Mamas and Papas, Lloyd Price and Gene Vincent.   AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 7

On this day in 1970, Fleetwood Mac welcomed its first female member, Christine McVie. She had been a solo success in England under what name?


HUNTER, NY - JUNE 04: Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule attends the 7th annual Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain on June 4, 2011 in Hunter, New York. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

Warren Haynes Explains Why the Allman Bros. Decided to Retire

Legendary guitarist Warren Haynes joined Carter Alan for a chat Wednesday to talk about his acclaimed, eclectic band Gov’t Mule, as well as the future of the Allman Bros. Band, who are calling it quits [...]


Bad Company (lead singer Paul Rodgers and gutarist David "Bucket" Colwell) performs at the Rock To The Rescue Concert to benefit the victims of 9/11 at the Continetal Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 10/19/02  Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 6

On this day in 1977 Bad Company rocked the Boston Garden. By this point, they had four albums out; name the 4th.



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