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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Talks Arena Rock

In this 2016 interview, Paul O’Neill shared his concerns about rock’s future despite his act’s phenomenal success. “One of the magical things about music…”

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Bert Berns: The Ecstatic Agony of a Producer/Songwriter

It’s billed as “the greatest untold story of rock ‘n’ roll,” about the man who wrote “Twist and Shout” and “Piece of My Heart” and produced “Brown Eyed Girl”

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Carl Palmer Talks About Emerson, Lake and Palmer

The famed rock drummer reveals that he and ELP bandmate Keith Emerson were going to play together again in 2016. He’s on an extensive tour with his band ELP Legacy

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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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Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ – The True Story

The media touted how he finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ writer the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s

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Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell: The Inside Story

The album is one of the all-time best-sellers but you would never know that from its initial reception. Then it took off like… a bat out of hell

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How Eddie Van Halen Changed Rock Guitar

He is the most influential rock guitarist since his band became superstars in the 1980s, all by just doing what comes naturally.

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Lita Ford: Queen of the Rock Guitar

The founding member of the all-female punk band, the Runaways, enjoyed solo success a decade later. “The Queen of the Rock Guitar” still rocks

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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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Roger Dean Interview: Getting Close To The Edge

The album designer, best known for his surrealistic cover illustrations for Yes, shares some surprising stories about working with the band

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