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Gregg Allman: A Revealing ‘Lost’ Interview

In 2015, the ABB mainstay was leading his own band and released a killer live album. This conversation with the legend has never before been seen.

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‘Hotel California’ Producer on the Making of the LP

They had one song prepared when they entered the studio. By the time they finished the album nine months later, they’d created a masterpiece. Our exclusive talk with Bill Szymczyk

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December 8, 1980: A Day We Can Never Forget

We lost one of our heroes on this day. Instead of dwelling on his death, let’s remember his life. All he was saying was give peace a chance.

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The 10 #1 Albums of 1976: Look Back

Of the hundreds of albums that charted in a great year for rock, only 10 topped the sales chart. We look at big titles from the Eagles, Wings and Frampton

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The Hollies’ Allan Clarke—Behind His Comeback: ‘It’s Different, But It’s Still Me’

“Being with the Hollies was one of the greatest things that ever came into my life…I wanted to make this new album something different.”–Allan Clarke

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 4)

Our series continues with novelty songs, a German driving song, and one from a movie that scared the daylights out of us. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting…

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2019 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues

It’s that time of year and we’ve ID’d great titles from the Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix, Allmans and more. Our guide to the year’s best. Happy shopping!

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Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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‘Running on Empty’: Jackson Browne’s Romance of the Road

The 1977 LP was Browne’s most surprising, least typical album, a game-changer that updated his identity from folk-rock troubadour to rock headliner.

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Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ @50 Live: Review

They didn’t dare bill it as a Byrds reunion, but to those fans who caught a show on one of the year’s most talked-about tours, that’s exactly what it was.

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The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ @50: Still Rockin’

The album’s pop leanings notwithstanding, the Doors were still very much a rock and roll band at the time of its release.

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How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ Came to Be

Every rock fan knows the classic riff but what exactly is Deep Purple’s best known song about? We take you behind the scenes in 1971.

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The #1 Albums of 1980: Brick by Brick

Just 10 albums – including two film soundtracks and releases by several classic rock favorites – topped the U.S. sales charts. We tell their stories

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Billy Idol Recounts Dancing With Danger

Idol recalls his punk-rock past, wild years on booze & drugs plus English family background to give an honest look at the star and the man behind the sneer

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Scott Weiland Remembered by Fellow Rockers: 2015

The former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was on tour with his new band when he accidentally overdosed on December 3, 2015

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For more than 50 years he’s been the reigning king of British blues. He’s got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.

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George Harrison Remembered With Brief Video

A collection of videos from the ex-Beatle’s solo years, including live and studio material, interviews and more, are available on his YouTube channel

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The Last Waltz: An Audience Member Revisits

The 1976 farewell performance by The Band is the stuff of rock lore. BCB’s editor was there that night and remembers it well.

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