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Cheap Trick’s Rise: The Inside Story

The Epic Records executive, who signed the band and produced 3 of their albums, talks about their early days and quest for a pop hit. It eventually arrived courtesy of Japan

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Life Without Mad Magazine: What, Me Worry?

Many of Mad’s articles exposed staples of American culture—nothing and no one was safe from its pointed humor, from hit movies to products to the media.

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Ringo Starr’s Drum Beat Can’t Be Beat

Is it possible that Ringo Starr is underrated? Our assessment of the 2015 Rock Hall inductee’s Beatles and solo career says “yes”

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Remembering Barry White and Love Unlimited

Backing his work was Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble conducted by White himself. His legacy includes six Top 10 pop hits and six #1 R&B singles

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Foghat’s ‘Slow Ride’ of a Career Continues

The British-born blues’n’boogie band that rocked the ’70s with fervor carry on with a fine new album titled ‘Under The Influence’

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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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Julian Lennon on Yoko, Cynthia, Ringo and Sean

In an interview on SiriusXM’s The Fab Fourum on the Beatles Channel, he talked about his Mum and brother, and offered surprising revelations about Yoko and Ringo

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Question Mark + the Mysterians’ 96 Tears: The Riff

It starts with one of the most memorable riffs in rock history and the tale that follows: You did me wrong, but you will get yours yet. So who is “?”

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Prince Tributes From Around the Globe: 2016

The world mourned the loss of a genius. Other legends – including Chevrolet – were affected by his music – and his passing

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