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The Pretenders Rock Hall Induction 2005

Pretty impressive when a classic rock icon says that YOU were a great influence on HIM. That’s what happened when the English-American band were inducted

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Nick Lowe Solo Debut: ‘So it Goes’

The bassist-vocalist of pub-rock group Brinsley Schwarz was hardly a household name. But his debut 45 for Stiff Records got his solo career moving

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Paul Shaffer Meets ‘Spinal Tap’s’ Artie Fufkin

One of our favorite scenes in This is Spinal Tap is when Paul Shaffer’s Artie Fufkin sets up an in-store appearance. 33 years later, he’s at it again

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Mama Cass ‘Make Your Own Kind Of Music’

What a set of pipes! The singer, once prominently a member of the singing quartet the Mamas & the Papas, tried a solo career when the group broke up

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Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence Join Billy Joel on Uptown Girl

Video of besties Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence joining Billy Joel onstage during “Uptown Girl” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field

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Remembering Abe Vigoda 1921-2016

After years of Internet hoaxes, Abe Vigoda did, indeed die, on January 26, 2016. The veteran actor known for his role in The Godfather was 94. Classic Video…

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Pete Best on I’ve Got a Secret, 1964

As Beatlemania was in full swing, their former drummer was relegated to appearing on a TV game show. “Could you be a new kind of bug that we’ve imported from England?”

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Ocean Carolina Takes It One Step At A Time

Ocean Carolina’s Michael Simone took an unusual path to being a frontman for a band

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Let’s Not Call It a Faces Reunion

Best Classic Bands’ editor is a huge fan of The Faces. But he resists calling the show played last night by Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Kenney Jones The Faces .

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Classic Rock Pics Show in Woodstock

Classic rock pics were on display at an exhibit in Woodstock NY that featured images from many well known photographers

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