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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 Rise of Joe Walsh in the 1970s

Walsh made the James Gang more than a power trio and expanded and deepened his style as a solo artist to show himself as far more than the Eagle he became.

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Keith Moon: Rock’s Greatest Drummer

We celebrate the career of the man who thought what he played with The Who was “lead drums” with some insights from those who knew/admired him, and some amazing videos

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Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’: Still Awesome at 50+

We spoke with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and others as they look back at the masterpiece. “It didn’t meet Capitol Records’ expectations so they took it off the market.”

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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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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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Muhammad Ali: Greatest Showman of a Generation

During his peak years, the Champ was as big a rock star as any of ’em. If you are of a certain age, you already knew that

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Ian Anderson Talks About Tull, Rock Hall

The longtime Jethro Tull leader talks about the band’s namesake, his opinion on the Rock Hall of Fame, and Frank Zappa, in this far-ranging Interview

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How Blue Öyster Cult Came to Be

Lead singer Eric Bloom talks about the band’s late manager/producer Sandy Pearlman and their major label deals. More cowbell!

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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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