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Jay Geils Talks About His Former Band

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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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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Ringo Starr’s Beat Can’t Be Beat

Writer Jim Sullivan talks to rock drummers who followed in Ringo Starr’s wake and discovers a unanimous praise for his skills, groove, swing and time on the kit – a too often overlooked secret to the success of The Beatles.

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Interview: Santana’s Michael Shrieve Then and Now

The drummer had a big moment at the original Woodstock festival – at age 20. The chemistry was there when that lineup reunited for a 2016 album and several dates “but then it was gone.” He’s not sitting idle though; his own 5-piece keeps him busy

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I Flacked for Ozzy: An Insider’s Confessions

If you might think doing PR for Ozzy Osbourne was hell, think again. He was a breeze and quite the lovable guy.

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Eric Burdon: A Conversation With an Animal

More than 50 years after he first arrived with the Animals, one of the great British blues-rock belters of all time is still going strong.

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45+ Years Ago: The Concert For Bangladesh

George Harrison organized a pair of benefit concerts to aid the country of his friend Ravi Shankar. The all-star lineup provided some memorable moments

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Bobby Whitlock Interview: Derek and The Dominos’ Legacy

Though the legendary band had a short run, their music still reverberates. Co-founder Bobby Whitlock talks about finally re-connecting with Eric Clapton

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How Eddie Van Halen Changed Rock Guitar

He is the most influential rock guitarist since his band became superstars in the 1980s, all by just doing what comes naturally.

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George Martin: The Lost Interview

This 1971 Q-and-A with the late producer hasn’t appeared since 1974. He answers questions about music and drugs, his surprise upon hearing Let it Be and his lack of financial participation with the Beatles

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