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Warren Zanes Discusses His Tom Petty Biography

The man who tells Petty’s story so well is also a musician whose band The Del Fuegos opened a tour for Tom and the Heartbreakers. He captures Petty well.

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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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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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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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Who Are The Eagles of Death Metal?

The Palm Desert, CA band are a project by Jesse Hughes and his longtime pal Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age (who was not with them at the Bataclan in Paris)

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Session Superstar Nicky Hopkins

Do you know the music he made with a long Who’s Who list of classic rock superstars? Now get to know the session keyboard star

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