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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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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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Grand Funk Railroad: The Highs & the Lows

In a wide-ranging conversation, GFR’s guitarist Mark Farner recalls the band’s early days, peak years and the often bitter aftermath

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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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Remembering Jimi Hendrix in Greenwich Village

Guitar World magazine’s Founding Editor heard and met Hendrix in 1966 in Greenwich Village, where he believes the guitar icon truly developed

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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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Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Tour Despite Founder’s Death

In this 2016 interview, Paul 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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The Wit and Wisdom of Graham Parker

The British songwriter tells about acting in a Judd Apatow film, how he builds a setlist and his real life This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars

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Remembering 9/11 with Music

Two music events—“America: A Tribute to Heroes” and “The Concert for New York City”—were organized following the tragic events of September 11, 2001

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