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Ronnie Wood
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Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Shows

We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates using one of the band's fake names.

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Polydor Records/thewho.com

36 Years Ago: Keith Moon’s Last Who Show

Keith Moon played his final tour date with the Who on Thursday, Oct. 21, 1976 at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. It was the final date on the band's 1976 tour. Within two years, Moon would be found dead from an overdose of Heminevrin, a sedative used to combat his alcoholism. Though Moon would perform with the Who in a couple special gigs filmed for use in the documentary, 'The Kids Are Alright,' this would be his last official Who date.

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Mick Jones
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Foreigner’s Mick Jones Touring Again Following Heart Surgery

Foreigner's Mick Jones made headlines back in February when a heart attack forced him to undergo surgery -- and cancel a string of tour dates in the bargain -- but he's on the mend and back on the road again.

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(Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
(Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Dylan Drives Caddy Commercial

Today in Classic Rock History

In 1958
Carl Perkins brother died from injuries in a car accident that happened with Carl two years earlier.

In 1961
Chubby Checker was a guest on "The Ed Sullivan Show

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Kiss-Led Zeppelin
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Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin

A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.

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Black Country Communion
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Black Country Communion’s Joe Bonamassa Claims Glenn Hughes Used Press to Bully Him

Black Country Communion continue to have their issues, and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is clearing the air publicly, claiming that singer Glenn Hughes portrayed him in a negative light in interviews as a way to "bully" him to alter his career plans.

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One Direction / Wolfgang Van Halen
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Wolfgang Van Halen Has a Run-In with British Boy Band One Direction

He's currently touring with Tremonti rather than Van Halen, but that doesn't mean life on the road has gotten any less interesting for Wolfgang Van Halen.

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David Livingston/Getty Images

Rock’s Greatest Guitarists of All Time [video]

According to the readers of Guitar World magazine, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitarist of all time.

The magazine did something different to determine this list, rather than just take reader votes.
They went with a knock-out round forma

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Rolling Stones
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Rolling Stones to Broadcast Final 2012 Concert on Pay-Per-View

Earlier today (Oct. 15), the Rolling Stones announced that they will perform four concerts -- two in London and two in Newark, N.J. -- in the coming months. Those who are unable to make those shows can now rest easy. The final show of the '50 and Counting' mini-tour will be shown live on pay-per-view in the United States.

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Tom Petty
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Tom Petty Tribute Concerts to Take Place in New York and Los Angeles

The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be celebrated with live shows in the very near future. Petty Fest, part of the popular Best Fests series that has taken place over the past 10 years, will bring together members of a generation of musicians who grew up listening to Petty's extensive hit-filled catalog.

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