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Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ – The True Story

The media touted how he 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’ writer the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s

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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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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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Lita Ford: Queen of the Rock Guitar

The founding member of the all-female punk band, the Runaways, enjoyed solo success a decade later. “The Queen of the Rock Guitar” still rocks

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B.B. King May Be Gone But The Thrill Remains

In our tribute, 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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Roger Dean Interview: Getting Close To The Edge

The album designer, best known for his surrealistic cover illustrations for Yes, shares some surprising stories about working with the band

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10 Great Rock and Pop Summer Songs

We celebrate the season of barbecues, convertibles and beaches. Here are 10 songs including ones by the Beach Boys and Rod Stewart

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Best Classic Bands: It’s Burton Cummings’ Fault

The idea for Best Classic Bands started with an innocent Facebook post that resulted in a missed concert and a vow to do something about it

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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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Cheap Trick’s Rise: The Inside Story

The Epic Records executive, who signed the band and produced 3 of their albums, talks about their early days and quest for a pop hit. It eventually arrived courtesy of Japan

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