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When Bill Withers ‘Punk’d’ the USC Trojans Football Team

The singer-songwriter had essentially retired from the spotlight decades ago. In 2009, he was invited to address the college team by then-head coach Pete Carroll

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Best Classic Bands: It’s Burton Cummings’ Fault

The idea for Best Classic Bands started with an innocent Facebook post that resulted in a missed concert and a vow to do something about it

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Paul McCartney Freshen Up Tour FAQs

The political comic went to the second-to-last show of the 2019 tour and had a lot of observations about the rock and roll star

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14 Best Studio Double Albums of All-Time

In the pre-digital era, many rock legends released a two-record set. Here are favorites from The Who, Derek and the Dominos, the Clash, Elton John, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest Showman of a Generation

During his peak years, the Champ was as big a rock star as any of ’em. If you are of a certain age, you already knew that

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Pour One Out: Our Tribute to the Red Solo Cup Inventor

Though the manufacturer denies their purpose, the lines on the ubiquitous cup are used as a guideline for pouring various alcoholic beverages

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‘Shawshank Redemption’: Hope is a Dangerous Thing

The film finished ninth in its opening weekend in autumn 1994 and was declared a dud. Yet 6 months later, it was vying for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture

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Gladys Knight: Checking Off All the Boxes

The singer has checked off just about every box imaginable in her acclaimed career with plenty of #1 records and numerous honors

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‘John Lennon 1980’ Book Coming: Author Q&A

Beatles historian Kenneth Womack’s book, subtitled The Last Days in the Life, arrives between Lennon’s 80th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his death

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Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ is Still Awesome

We spoke with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and others as they look back at the masterpiece. “It didn’t meet Capitol Records’ expectations so they took it off the market.”

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