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Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s ‘Typewriter Tape’

Before they became rock icons, Janis and the Jefferson Airplane guitarist played acoustic blues. Here’s the tale of their fascinating 1964 duets.

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Chris Cornell’s Wife: ‘He Would Not Intentionally Take His Life’

Vicky Cornell issued a statement: “I know that he loved our children and would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life.”

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Listen: Beatles’ Original Take of ‘Lucy in the Sky’

The second outtake from the mammoth Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary edition has been released. Hear a classic song in progress, like you’ve never heard it

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Rock Stars Mourn Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

The music world was shaken overnight with news that Chris Cornell, best known as the frontman of longtime Seattle band, Soundgarden, had died while on tour

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Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles: An Intimate Chat

As a core member of the Eagles and Poco, and as a solo artist, he’s been ubiquitous for decades. We chat with a legend of California rock.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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51 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1966

The British Invasion, popular vocalists and novelty hits all topped the charts. Songs from the Rascals, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Mamas & the Papas. What were the biggest?

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Van Morrison Grooves With the Street Choir

Morrison’s third official solo album in 1970 is largely about the spirit of soul/R&B, the feel and his singing. It features his biggest U.S. hit, “Domino.”

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10 Killer Beatles Guitar Solos

They are rarely hailed as a band known for their guitar solos. But sorting out which solos stand apart from the rest is a pleasing task.

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Expecting Rain: Meeting Place For Bob Dylan Fans

One of the great music resources on the web is devoted to The Bard and related topics, curated daily for decades by Karl Erik Andersen. “All this because of Bob Dylan.”

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Watch: Alice Cooper Band Reunite for 5-Song Set

Three members of the original Alice Cooper band joined the star for a one-time reunion that featured “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “School’s Out”

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Brian Johnson, Robert Plant Join Paul Rodgers Gig

Three all-time great voices shared the stage, albeit briefly, to perform a classic rock standard during Rodgers’ UK “Free Spirit” tour

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‘1971’ Book Makes a Strong Case for Best Rock Year

Was 1971 a peak year in rock? Maybe the peak year in rock? A new book makes the case for that thesis quite vigorously and well

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Top 20 Classic Punk Rock Songs (Part 2)

Jim Sullivan continues his list of the top punk rock songs, including The Ramones, The Clash and Television, counting down from #10. What’s #1?

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B.B. King is Gone; The Thrill Remains

In our BB King obituary, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Classic Rock Hits on Top 40 May 1973

Check out the videos from some all-time greats including Steely Dan, the Edgar Winter Group and Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You.”

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Loving ‘Cheers’ to My Late Mate, Ian McLagan

Rob Patterson praises Small Faces/Faces keyboard player for being the best rock star mate a fan might ever want and a friendly, unpretentious hail-fellow-well-met to any and all of his fans.

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50 Years Ago: 1967 in Rock Music

1967—the golden anniversary of which we will be celebrating all year long—was one amazing year for rock music. Here are some of the highlights.

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