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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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