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Source: Global News

The long final farewell: Why are so many rock stars suddenly retiring?

Today 14:32 GMT

Our rock heroes from the 1960s and 1970s — those who constitute the first generation of classic rock — are now well into their pension years.

They hadn’t officially couched this as a farewell tour, but fans knew that drummer Neil Peart wanted out because his arthritic body just couldn’t handle the strain. I knew that it would be the last time I’d get to see a band that I’d loved since I was a kid.

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Source: New York Times

Ancient Artists Carved Camels in Saudi Desert’s Stone

Friday 17:17 GMT

Some 2,000 years ago, perhaps, ancient artists in the Arabian desert climbed tall rock outcrops and carved life-size camels into the stone.

Despite their detailed artwork, the ancient artists left very few inscriptions or pieces of writing behind unlike at many other rock art locations.

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Source: Global News

Curling has changed, say veteran players, after burned rock singes Canada’s fortunes

Saturday 23:41 GMT

Two of the key players in a legendary curling controversy during the 1972 world men’s championship say the removal of a burned rock by Canada’s skip in a game against Denmark shows how much the game has changed over the years.

Orest Meleschuk, who was the skip of Team Canada in the 1972 world men’s curling championship, hasn’t seen the play but he suggested a burned rock should only be removed if it dramatically alters the outcome.

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