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Paul Carrack Talks About His Varied Career

The man who sang ‘How Long,’ ‘The Living Years,’ ‘Tempted’ and ‘Don’t Shed a Tear’ now plays with Clapton and has a strong solo career

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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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Roger Dean Interview: Getting Close To The Edge

Album designer Roger Dean, best known for his surrealistic cover illustrations for Yes, shares stories about working with the band

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Rock Legends at Desert Trip: Preview

What should audiences expect from McCartney, the Stones, Who, Dylan, Young and Waters at Desert Trip this fall? We examine the likely material

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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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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Help Keep Arena Rock Alive

TSO founder Paul O’Neill shares his concerns about rock’s future despite his act’s phenomenal success. The band continue their annual year-end tour schedule

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10 Great End of Summer Songs

The end of summer is always filled with emotion. Here are 10 songs including ones by the Beach Boys and Rod Stewart to mark the change of seasons

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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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How Blue Öyster Cult Became Blue Öyster Cult

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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Remembering 9/11 with Music: 15 Years Later

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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