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How Blue Öyster Cult Came to Be

Lead singer Eric Bloom talks about the band’s late manager/producer Sandy Pearlman and their major label deals. More cowbell!

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Label Exec Reflects on Signing John Lennon to Solo Deal

Mike Sigman interviews many execs who shaped the industry, in a book for HITS magazine. In our excerpt: former Geffen Records chief Eddie Rosenblatt discusses signing John Lennon and the fateful night of December 8, 1980

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Remembering Jimi Hendrix in Greenwich Village

Guitar World magazine’s Founding Editor heard and met Hendrix in 1966 in Greenwich Village, where he believes the guitar icon truly developed

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The Wit and Wisdom of Graham Parker

The British songwriter tells about acting in a Judd Apatow film, how he builds a setlist and his real life This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars

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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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