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The Most Read Stories of 2017 at VVN Music

by VVN Music

When you are a niche site like VVN Music, in our case concentrating on the music artists that have been recording for twenty years or more, you never know what articles are going to become popular.

The big stories in the music world will almost always be covered first by the big sites like Rolling Stone but it's the smaller stories on artists who are fondly remembered but, perhaps, not in the current forefront of music, and the odder stories about major artists, that attract the most readers.

Plus, unfortunately, death sells. As Don Henley wrote almost forty years ago, "Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet? You know, the boys in the newsroom got a running bet".  The artists of the first three decades of the rock era are getting older, more and more are becoming ill or passing away and people have a natural curiosity about those that they followed and provide their musical memories. 

Here are the twenty stories published in 2017 on VVN Music that generated the most readership:
  1. Set List: The Total Package Tour (Boyz II Men, Paul Abdul, New Kids on the Block)
  2. Passings: Valerie Carter (1953 - 2017)
  3. Gregg Allman Doing Final Work on New Album "Southern Blood"
  4. Passings: Sonny Geraci of the Outsiders & Climax (1947 - 2017)
  5. Temptations' Dennis Edwards "Seriously Ill" in Hospital
  6. Australian Legend Daryl Braithwaite Hospitalized, Pulls Out of Shows
  7. Passings: Pete Overend Watts of Mott the Hoople (1947 - 2017)
  8. Angus Young Planning a New AC/DC Album With Axl Rose For 2018
  9. Passings: Dave Hlubek, Founder and Original Lead Guitarist of Molly Hatchet (1951 - 2017)
  10. Chicago and the Doobie Brothers Touring Together For the Summer of 2017
  11. Roger Waters Holds NOTHING Back About Donald Trump in Live "Pigs" Performance.
  12. Bruce Springsteen Only Had $20,000 After Years of Success Thanks to the IRS
  13. Roger Waters Tells Dan Rathers "Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong" With the American Political System
  14. Review & Set List: Paul McCartney @ Tokyo Dome
  15. Elton John Never Felt That Eminem Or Axl Rose Were Homophobic
  16. QSP (Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott of Sweet, Don Powell of Slade) Kick Off Australian Tour
  17. Ray Parker, Jr., Danny Saraphine and Bill Champlin Part of New Group, Chicago's Finest
  18. Glen Frey's Son, Deacon, To Take Father's Place in the Eagles
  19. James DeBarge Continues to Insist He Has a Daughter With Janet Jackson Even After Failed DNA Tests
  20. James McMurtry Announces New Set of Dates For June and July