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Eric Clapton’s Lifesaving ‘Rainbow Concert’ Revisited

It’s widely believed that Pete Townshend’s successful efforts to bring Eric Clapton out of his self-imposed musical exile marked a turning point.

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10 Essential Rolling Stones Blues Songs

With the release of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome,’ we take a look back at highlights of their blues-drenched catalog.

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Concert For George Harrison Gets Massive Reissue

The legendary 2002 event is being released as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set and made available for the first time on vinyl

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Roger McGuinn Performs Tom Petty Tribute

The Byrds co-founder’s Oct. 5 concert was his first public occasion to talk about the death of his close friend. He shared a story of how they met and toured and dedicated two songs

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When Jefferson Airplane Sang From a NYC Rooftop

When the French filmmaker Godard needed a band for his new film on radical culture in 1968, he invited San Francisco’s finest. They responded by waking up New York City.

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10 Grammy Best New Artist Winners & Losers

Some of the winners will make you shake your head. Some Grammy trivia: Who won in 1970: CSN, Chicago or Led Zep? And you won’t believe who beat out Boston

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Bob Dylan’s Brush With Death

He was living in bucolic Woodstock, having sought sanctuary from the noise, chaos—and drugs—that had consumed his life during the past year. Then he took his motorcycle for a spin

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits January 1969

Seven months before the Woodstock festival, future classic rock hits from CCR and the Doors were side-by-side with songs by the Bee Gees, Sammy and Sly

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When Johnny Cash Did Time ‘At Folsom Prison’

Performing for prison inmates was nothing new for the legendary singer, but his record label was nervous about making an album at one. Good thing they did.

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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled Masterpiece

Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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David Bowie 1947 – 2016

The words “David Bowie dead” come as a shock. The star’s Facebook page notes he “died peacefully today… after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”

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10 Great Jimmy Page Non-Led Zep Songs

Led Zeppelin is just a part of Pagey’s musical legacy. Here are some of his other great guitar-playing moments with Clapton, Beck, Cocker + more.

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MTV’s Disastrous Police Contest

What could go wrong when you and 25 of your friends get to fly on a private jet stocked with booze to see The Police at the show of your choice? Everything, it turns out!

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The Moody Blues’ ‘Days of Future Passed’ @50

It was a new concept: a rock band would play its new songs, read some poems and be backed up by an orchestra. Today it’s considered a landmark recording.

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Carly Simon’s Breakthrough: ‘You’re So Vain’

Watch the singer-songwriter perform a previously unheard verse of her huge 1972 hit from a ‘Carly Simon No Secrets’ classic albums special

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Bob Dylan 1965: Evolving to Electric

In the spring of that pivotal year, Columbia Records ran industry ads proclaiming “No One Sings Dylan Like Dylan!” We examine several items not seen since then

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

With the release of the massive Early Years box set, we take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader

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Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now + More

Forget about that farewell tour–Aerosmith is nowhere near done, the guitarist tells us in this intimate interview on a variety of topics.

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