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New Chuck Berry Music Will Be Released This Week

Following his death on Saturday, Chuck Berry’s family has revealed new information about his as-of-yet-unreleased final album via his Facebook page. On his 90th birthday last October, Berry announced that he would be releasing a new album, Chuck, on...

R.I.P. Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” has died. He was 90. The...

Chuck Berry Dead at 90

Legendary musician Chuck Berry has passed away at the age of 90, as ABC reports. St. Charles County police entered his Missouri home today in response to a medical emergency and observed an “unresponsive man,” according to a statement. Berry...

Original Beastie Boys Guitarist John Berry Dead at 52

Guitarist John Berry, the original guitarist for Beastie Boys, died yesterday morning in a hospice facility in Danvers, Massachusetts, Rolling Stone reports. He was 52. Berry was in the iconic rap group from 1981 to 1982 and is credited with giving...

Hear NASA's 'Golden Record' From 1977 Voyager Mission

In 1977, NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts with gold-plated records featuring sound collages showcasing the diverse culture, nature and industry of planet Earth – from Chuck Berry to Bach, industrial machinery to volcanic eruptions. The...

George Berry, Music Wholesaling Pioneer, Dies at 89

George Berry, a music wholesaling pioneer, died due to heart failure on Nov. 27 in his home in Lafayette, La. He was 89. Berry -- who is credited with co-founding NARM, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers now known as the Music Business...

Chuck Berry Receives Sweden's Prestigious Polar Music Prize

Chuck Berry was honored with Sweden's 2014 Polar Music Prize, "the world's most prestigious music accolade," in a ceremony at Stockholm's Concert Hall. While members of the Swedish Royal Family were in attendance, Berry was unable to appear at the...