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Premiere: John Oates, Bekka Bramlett Sing Steve Forbert’s ‘I Blinked Once’

The first single from the upcoming album, An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert, is a rousing cover of a gem from the singer-songwriter’s canon

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10 Seminal Hard Rock Albums

Albums from Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Led Zep, Black Sabbath and The Who are all significant benchmarks in the birth of hard rock. Check out the complete list and see who’s #1

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Linda Ronstadt—A Rare Interview (Part One)

It’s been nearly a decade since one of our greatest singers retired, having lost her gift to Parkinson’s. Here she discusses highlights of her career.

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Kosh Creates Unforgettable LP Covers

You know his iconic images: The Beatles crossing Abbey Road…. The Eagles’ Hotel California…. and many (many) more. Meet the man behind the album covers.

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45 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1972

The Hollies, Raspberries, Harry Nilsson and Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed the biggest hits of their careers as pop and soul classics dominated Top 40 radio

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11 Greatest Not-So-Typical Guitar Leads

Guitar World Founding Editor Noe Gold identifies 11 classic rock guitar leads whose greatness isn’t speed & flash but melodicism, ingenuity and originality.

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Joe Cocker Documentary: ‘Mad Dog With Soul’

A fine new film chronicles the remarkable rise and heartbreaking downfall of the British soul-rock legend. Numerous live and interview clips tell the tale.

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Prince Revealed His Genius in 1981 Interview

BCB Contributor Rob Patterson enjoyed a rare 90-minute interview with Prince – face to face – as part of the budding star’s PR team.

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The Rolling Stones Bring Howlin’ Wolf to U.S. TV

From the start they were huge fans of the blues. So when the British band had the chance to present one of their idols on American TV, they grabbed it.

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Tom Scholz Talks Influences, Boston Lead Singers

In Part 2 of our interview: “Brad was the best male studio singer I’ve ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer.” He reveals which artists got him excited about rock ‘n’ roll

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Great Classic Rock Trios: 10 Powerful Threesomes

Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than a three-piece band. We profile 10 of the best, including Cream, Rush, ZZ Top and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Look Back: Radio Hits April 1971

Hits from the Grass Roots, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night will bring you back. And when’s the last time you heard “Chick-A-Boom”?

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John Hammond: The Lost Interview (Part 2: Signing Bruce Springsteen)

The Columbia Records executive discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha, Dylan, Springsteen – “I think he’s going to be a giant” – and more, in his unparalleled career

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Pete Townshend’s 10 Best Guitar Moments With The Who

How do you narrow down the most memorable guitar parts ever played by one of rock’s all-time greats? Our writer happily digs deep inside the Who’s catalog.

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1982

Songs by Fleetwood Mac (group and solo), Joan Jett, Journey and John Cougar were among the biggest Top 40 hits as was a certain smash by Survivor

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Jay Geils, Namesake of the J. Geils Band, Dies

The guitarist, born John Geils, Jr., left the band several years ago. “I wish them well. I don’t know how they feel about me”

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Listen: Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie 1st Single

News of the surprise album first arrived in January. Now, full details including a summer tour for the Fleetwood Mac vets

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10 of the Best Revenge Songs

If you feel the urge to get back at someone who did you wrong, you can relate to these songs by John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Alanis, Led Zep + more

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