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Peter Cade/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

New Music Releases – December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Kissmas -- er, that is, Christmas -- and the New Music Releases for December 2012 list means that classic rock releases are winding down for the year. December is always a light month for new music, but that doesn't mean there aren't still some great stocking stuffers arriving just in time to bring comfort and joy to the classic rock fan on your holiday list.

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Def Leppard
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Def Leppard Announce Viva Hysteria! Residency in Las Vegas

Def Leppard has become the latest rock band to take up residency in one of Las Vegas's most famous casinos. The group announced today they'd begin a nine-show, three-week run in Sin City that includes their greatest hits, plus their 1987 album 'Hysteria' in its entirety.

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eBay

AC/DC Autographed Tour Program Sells for $5,000

In 1977 the average price of an AC/DC ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ tour book purchased at an U.K. concert was about five dollars. Fast forward 35 years and that same tour book, now autographed multiple times, could cost a collector up to $5,000 based on the status of this recent eBay sale.

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Robert Plant
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Robert Plant Knocked Down by Fan During Buenos Aires Concert

At the very end of Robert Plant's concert at the Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday (Nov. 1), there was a brief scare when a fan rushed the stage and knocked him over. The Led Zeppelin singer did not appear to be injured.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner Recovering From Pacemaker Operation

According to his official website, former Grand Funk Railroad guitarist and vocalist Mark Farner is recovering from surgery. Farner, age 64, had a pacemaker put in earlier this week and is now back home resting.

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Ben Pruchnie,Getty Images

Robert Plant Sings with Primal Scream, Records ‘Tribal’ Solo Record

While there may be no hope for another Led Zeppelin reunion, Robert Plant certainly isn't resting on his laurels. The ever present rock and roller has been keeping himself very busy as of late. In between promoting the forthcoming Led Zeppelin DVD, 'Celebration Day,' Plant has been focusing on recording new material.

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Sammy Hagar Bar
Facebook / Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar’s Atlantic City Bar Trashed By Hurricane Sandy

It has become a rite of passage for rock fans visiting Atlantic City to get trashed at Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar & Grill. However, Mother Nature has enacted its own form of revenge, as Hurricane Sandy has wreaked considerable damage to the beachfront party spot.

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Neil Young
Geffen Records

35 Years Ago: Neil Young’s ‘Decade’ Album Released

In a way, Neil Young’s ‘Decade’ – the three-LP, career-spanning retrospective that came out on October 28, 1977 – was rock’s first box set.

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Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Atlantic

Led Zeppelin, ‘Kashmir’ [Live] – Song Review

Led Zeppelin come roaring back to life with the release of this live version of 'Kashmir,' which is the first single from the forthcoming 'Celebration Day' project. Impacting at radio right now, the powerful and moody track demonstrates the group at the height of their collective musical powers.

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Grateful Dead and Love
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Grateful Dead And Love Vinyl Coming For Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event

It may feel like a struggle to get up off the couch and stand in line for all those sales the day after Thanksgiving -- but the folks behind Record Store Day are working overtime to lure you out to your local music retailer with a bevy of Black Friday exclusives.

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