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Harry Nilsson’s Ambitious ‘Schmilsson’ LP Revisited

Noteworthy for its scope and ambition, the album was justifiably rewarded with worldwide success that took Nilsson to the next level of stardom.

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Page, Miller, Felder Humbled at Met Museum ‘Play it Loud’ Exhibit

The three guitar icons attended NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition and were deeply moved

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Alan White on Yes, the Rock Hall, Chris Squire

With the induction of Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, drummer Alan White reflects on his 45+ years with the band and memories of Chris Squire

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When Glenn Frey Came to Small-Town Minnesota

Imagine you’re in a tiny town in Minnesota and there, onstage, is the co-founder of the legendary Eagles, playing for just a couple hundred folks.

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Radio Hits June 1974: Look Back

We were listening to two Canadian singer-songwriters who had the biggest hits of their careers this week, alongside big songs from Grand Funk and Paul McCartney

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’: Review

Every number on this disc is ear candy, thanks partly to indelible melodies and to the moody, perfectly attuned instrumentation.

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Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say’: An Accidental Classic

A consummate, road-tested professional, Charles sat down at his Wurlitzer electric piano and improvised a blues-based boogie-woogie riff.

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Rock Radio Promotion: From Dead Rats to Live Aid

How a highly original record label promotional stunt helped introduce Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats to America. “Playboy called me a promotional genius”…

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Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford Perform Together: Watch

It wasn’t the Genesis reunion that fans have hoped for since 2007, but two of the band’s three members shared the stage for one song

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Tributes for Dr. John, New Orleans Music Legend

The Night Tripper, one of music’s true originals, and a six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, vocalist and composer, was 77

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Radio Hits in June 1967: Dawn of the Summer of Love

With summer just around the corner, the biggest songs this week included all-time greats from the Airplane, Turtles, Aretha and Scott McKenzie

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The Rolling Stones in NYC Book: Author Q-and-A

Can’t Give it Away on Seventh Avenue – The Rolling Stones in New York City offers a fascinating look at the band from TV appearances to concerts to PR stunts

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Radio Hits June 1968: Look Back

The playlist at Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had a great blend of pop, rock and soul hits. We examine why a Stones classic didn’t reach #1

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s Debut @50

The 1969 album’s streamlined band sound offered a direct connection to Young’s emerging power as a live musician, and launched a career-long partnership.

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Ronnie Wood Interview: A Rolling Stone Remembers

With the release of the band’s ‘Blue & Lonesome’ album, we chat with the guitarist on his R&B roots, Faces, Jeff Beck and, of course, the Stones.

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Roky Erickson, Texas Rock Legend, Dead at 71

As the lead vocalist and songwriter of the psychedelic 13th Floor Elevators and as a solo artist, Erickson symbolized the vibrant Texas rock scene.

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10 Seminal Hard Rock Albums

Albums from Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Led Zep, Black Sabbath and The Who are all significant benchmarks in the birth of hard rock. Check out the complete list and see who’s #1

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Elton John ‘Rocketman’ Biopic: Review

Amidst an explosion of biopics and documentaries exploring facets of the music business, ‘Rocketman’ will give the others a run for the money.

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