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Here’s where you can find the major stories and artist profiles we publish as well as interviews, opinion essays, examinations of industry trends, issues and other matters. And our rock photography showcases plus cartoons.

Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell: The Inside Story

The album is one of the all-time best-sellers but you would never know that from its initial reception. Then it took off like… a bat out of hell

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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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Tom Jones Interview: Keeping It Real

While most artists of his age have long ago settled into complacency, the Welsh dynamo keeps trying new things. We chat with the legend.

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Alice Cooper Interview: Addiction, Vampires + a Reunion

In a wide-ranging discussion, the legend talks about many of the original Hollywood Vampires, a reunion and the ‘Wow’ he got from Paul McCartney

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The Zombies Celebrate Their 50-Year ‘Odessey’

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone as the celebrate a big anniversary, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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Warren Zanes Discusses His Tom Petty Biography

The man who tells Petty’s story so well is also a musician whose band The Del Fuegos opened a tour for Tom and the Heartbreakers. He captures Petty well.

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Tom Petty, a True Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Petty idolized the Byrds and he famously incorporated their 1967 song, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” into the Heartbreakers concert repertoire

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Don McLean American Pie – The True Story

The media touted how Don McLean finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ Rob Patterson the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s.

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Mike Rutherford Still Living His Musical Years

Our Mike Rutherford interview in which the classic rocker talks about Mike + the Mechanics and addresses the ever-present Genesis reunion questions

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Marianne Faithfull Interview: As Years Go By

We first heard her as one of the women of the British Invasion. When she came back to our attention more than a decade later, she’d changed entirely.

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