Originally Posted On: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kinks-ray-davies-receives-knighthood-for-service-to-arts-w458578

The Kinks' Ray Davies received a knighthood Saturday for his service to the arts as part of Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year Honours list.

"Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after

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Originally Posted On: http://diffuser.fm/clash-roxy-1977/

Looking to become London’s answer to CBGB, the Roxy opened on Jan. 1, 1977 with two sets by the Clash.

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Originally Posted On: http://diffuser.fm/michael-stipe-patti-smith/

The former R.E.M. frontman celebrated his hero’s 70th birthday onstage with her in Chicago.

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December 31, 2016

8 Reasons Why 2016 Totally Sucked

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Originally Posted On: http://loudwire.com/8-reasons-why-2016-totally-sucked/

Everyone keeps saying how terrible 2016 was… and they’re right!

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Originally Posted On: http://loudwire.com/8-reasons-2016-didnt-suck-that-much/

It was a tough year as we lost so many musical icons, but it wasn’t all bad and here’s 8 Reasons Why 2016 Didn’t Suck THAT Much!

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Originally Posted On: http://loudwire.com/children-of-bodom-enter-studio-2017-drummer-severe-back-pain/

Children of Bodom will begin writing a new album in 2017, expecting to hit the studio in the fall as their drummer battles severe back pain.

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Originally Posted On: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/two-people-killed-in-shooting-outside-meek-mill-concert-w458565

Two men were killed and another two injured after gunfire erupted outside a Meek Mill concert in Wallingford, Connecticut Friday night.

Police have not released the identities of the four victims, but the family of one of the men killed in the shooting identified him as 31-year-old Travis Ward,

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Originally Posted On: http://loudwire.com/andreas-kisser-sepultura-album-tour-waste-time/

While Max and Iggor Cavalera are touring Sepultura’s ‘Roots’ album, the band’s Andreas Kisser has no interest in anniversary album tours.

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Originally Posted On: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-patti-smith-celebrate-70th-birthday-with-michael-stipe-w458562

Patti Smith celebrated her 70th birthday Friday with a concert at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, the city where she was born in 1946. During the performance, former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe made a surprise appearance on stage to present Smith with a cake

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Originally Posted On: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

Allan Williams, the Beatles' first manager and booking agent during the band's time in Hamburg, Germany in 1960, died Friday at the age of 86.

Liverpool's Jacaranda, the Williams-founded coffeehouse/music venue that was frequented by John Lennon when he was a student at the Liverpool Art College,

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