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Premiere: John Oates, Bekka Bramlett Sing Steve Forbert’s ‘I Blinked Once’

The first single from the upcoming album, An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert, is a rousing cover of a gem from the singer-songwriter’s canon

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Kosh Creates Unforgettable LP Covers

You know his iconic images: The Beatles crossing Abbey Road…. The Eagles’ Hotel California…. and many (many) more. Meet the man behind the album covers.

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50+ Years Ago: Question Mark + the Mysterians 96 Tears

It starts with one of the most memorable riffs in rock history and the tale that follows: You did me wrong, but you will get yours yet. So who is “?”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Wit & Wisdom of Graham Parker

On the eve of a U.S. tour, the British songwriter tells how he builds a setlist from his vast repertoire and his real This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars. He has US and Canada tour dates

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