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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.

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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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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The Inside History of the Electric Light Orchestra

Dennis Elsas’ 1977 radio interview with Bev Bevan, ELO’s co-founder, reveals what brought him, Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood together and what led to Wood’s exit

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Paul O’Neill, Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder, Dies

In this 2016 interview, O’Neill shared his concerns about rock’s future despite his act’s phenomenal success. “One of the magical things about music…”

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Yes Talk History, Reveal Tour in SiriusXM Interview

On the eve of the progressive rock titans’ Rock Hall induction, the current lineup discussed their legacy and performed several acoustic songs on a live broadcast

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I Flacked for Ozzy Osbourne: 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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Leon Russell Talks His Career and Collaborations

In our extensive 2014 interview, the musician talks about the genius of Brian Wilson, and his work with Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Elton John and others

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Gregg Allman: A Previously Unpublished Interview

Two years ago, the ABB mainstay was leading his own band and released a killer live album. This conversation with the legend has never before been seen.

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Dave Edmunds Shares Two Chuck Berry Stories

The singer-songwriter-guitarist tells 2 stories of playing with the rock ‘n’ roll legend. “Who said the white man can’t play the blues?”

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Alan White on Yes, the Rock Hall, Chris Squire

With the induction of Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, drummer Alan White reflects on his 45 years with the band and memories of Chris Squire

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