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Michael Nesmith Begins to Get His Due as Pioneer of a Genre

Critics credit onetime Monkee for blending country and rock

(Newser) - The credit for inventing country rock usually goes to the Byrds, the Eagles, or Gram Parsons. But since Michael Nesmith died Friday at 78 , critics are pointing out that his name belongs in that debate. If not the creator, Nesmith at the least laid the foundation, for which he's...

Bob Dylan: An Eagles Song May One of the 'Best Ever'
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Bob Dylan: Eagles Have One of the Best Songs Ever

He's talking about 'Pretty Maids All in a Row'

(Newser) - Bob Dylan has an album of new music coming out next week, and he sat down with Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley for a rare interview that appears in the New York Times . It is an eclectic, wide-ranging talk, and at one point Brinkley mentioned he was a bit...

History's Best-Selling Album Is a Greatest Hits Collection

The Eagles have given Michael Jackson the boot

(Newser) - The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's Thriller to become history's best-selling album of all-time. The Recording Industry Association of America told the AP on Monday that the Eagles' album—Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975—is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of...

'Negligence' Caused Glenn Frey's Death, Widow Says

Cindy Frey has filed wrongful death suit against Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterologist

(Newser) - The world was shocked to lose Glenn Frey at the relatively young age of 67 two years ago, and his widow is now saying his passing never should have happened. Rolling Stone reports Cindy Frey has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven...

Eagles File Lawsuit Against Hotel California

They accuse Mexico hotel of ripping off hit

(Newser) - It's not located on a dark desert highway, and guests are presumably allowed to leave, but the Eagles still feel that a real-life Hotel California is ripping off their biggest hit. The band filed a lawsuit against the Mexican hotel this week, accusing the owners of encouraging guests to...

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dead at 67

Sources tell TMZ the rocker has passed away

(Newser) - Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, has died at age 67, the AP reports. Sources tell TMZ Frey had been struggling with intestinal problems for months and went under surgery in November; he reportedly relapsed, causing the Eagles to cancel a scheduled Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December....

Tom Hanks Apologizes for Blackface Video

Conservatives try linking 2004 video to actor's support for Obama

(Newser) - Tom Hanks has apologized for a 2004 video—calling it "hideously offensive"—that shows him and Glenn Frey from the Eagles playfully interacting with a man in blackface at a fundraising event at his son's school, reports the New York Daily News . The video surfaced Tuesday on...

Thriller Nears All- Time US Sales Record

Set to break Eagles' Greatest Hits figure

(Newser) - Buoyed by the singer’s passing, Michael Jackson’s Thriller looks set to match the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 as the bestselling album ever in the US, Billboard reports. The Eagles compilation was certified 29 times platinum in 2006, having sold at least 29 million copies—but Billboard says...

Best Rock Comebacks of All Time
 Best Rock 
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Best Rock Comebacks of All Time

You may not realize it, but Elvis was once a has-been

(Newser) - In honor of Blur’s triumphant return Sunday at the Glastonbury Festival, the Independent compiles a list of the best rock-and-roll comebacks:
  • Elvis Presley: The King was practically a has-been in 1968, following his army stint and a string of lackluster films. His black-leather-clad, blues-heavy appearance on an NBC Christmas

Labels Flee iTunes to Push Album Sales

Record execs dislike Apple's singles-friendly policy

(Newser) - Record labels have begun yanking their artists’ work from the iTunes, reports the Wall Street Journal, saying they can make more money selling intact albums than 99-cent singles downloads. Last year Atlantic Records kept Kid Rock's Rock 'n Roll Jesus album off the online shelves; when that album sold a...

Eagles Enjoy Their Perch Near the Top
Eagles Enjoy Their Perch Near the Top

Eagles Enjoy Their Perch Near the Top

Henley philosophizes on album's success, Wal-Mart, with CNN

(Newser) - The Eagles' new CD has sat at or near the top of the Billboard charts since its debut earlier this month—not bad for a band that hasn't released an album since 1979. Don Henley discusses the Eagles' approach to the double-disc Long Road Out of Eden with CNN, including...

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