Posts From Rob Patterson

B.B. King May Be Gone But the Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interview, 2021 Winter Tour

The 2021 winter tour celebrates an album for its 25th anniversary. We spoke to TSO founder Paul O’Neill shortly before his unexpected death

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Kinks’ Masterful ‘Show-Biz’ LP Gets a 2nd Act

The Kinks returned to America in 1972 after a ban to become the arena rock band they deserved to be. This expanded reissue catches them at that juncture

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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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10 1970s Classic Rock Songs You Won’t Forget

You don’t need to spin some of the biggest rock songs of all time. Just hit that button in your brain and voila! They play!

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11 ‘Weird’ Songs Heard on the Dark Side of the Moon

The Apollo 10 astronauts say they heard strange music on their mission. Our likely candidates include cuts from The Beatles, The Stones and of course Floyd

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The Beatles at Budokan in 1966: Tokyo Rocks

The Fab Four catalog could add another great concert album to convey their live energy and brilliance: a show from their stand in Japan

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10 Great Road Trip Rock Albums

Every road trip needs a good soundtrack. Here are 10 albums that have been road tested to help the miles fly by and enhance your journey

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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled, Magical Masterpiece

His second solo album showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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