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Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey

A longtime music industry executive looks back on a long ago visit to the Eagles’ member’s home and wishes he had spent more time appreciating the moment

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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

Dick Wingate, then a Product Manager with Columbia Records, shares his marketing plan on how the label set up My Aim Is True to radio, record stores and the public

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ Revisited

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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Bob Dylan ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ Review

The latest release in the acclaimed bootleg series focuses on 1975’s Blood on the Tracks album, a fan and critical favorite

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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Joe Walsh Interview: Paying It Back for Veterans

Walsh: “I had played a lot of functions for other people, friends and stuff for various charities they were involved with. But I never had my own.”

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Sonny & Cher’s ‘The Beat Goes On’ (& On & On)…

A breakdown of the way things used to be vs. the inevitable winds of change, it gave them their third major hit. But some things, it seemed, never changed.

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Before They Were Stars Pt. 3: Rockers’ Early Days

In the third installment of our continuing series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence and others.

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Handicapping the 2019 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the 2019 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles: An Intimate Chat

As a core member of the Eagles and Poco, and as a solo artist, he’s been ubiquitous for decades. We chat with a legend of California rock.

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Moody Blues ‘Lost Chord’ 50th Anniv. Box Review

If you’ve been listening to this music on a scratchy vinyl LP for the last 50 years, you’re bound to find the surround-sound version to be a real trip.

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1967 in Rock Music: A Look Back

1967 was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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10 Great Jimmy Page Non-Led Zep Songs

Led Zeppelin is just a part of Pagey’s musical legacy. Here are some of his other great guitar-playing moments with Clapton, Beck, Cocker + more.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up the Garden: Review

The rejuventated musician returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 4 decades, offering hit after hit and plenty of new memories

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The Beatles’ ‘White Album’: Giles Martin Interview

“A lot of people have said that The BEATLES is the sound of the Beatles breaking up. You can’t make an album like that if you’re not getting on.”

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Bill Wyman on the Birth of the Rolling Stones

In Dennis Elsas’ 2002 interview, the former Stones bassist talks about Brian Jones’ love of the blues: “He created the band. It was his idea.”

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10 of the Best Revenge Songs

If you feel the urge to get back at someone who did you wrong, you can relate to a clip from John Belushi and songs by Lennon, Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more

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