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‘They Just Seem a Little Weird’: Book Shows Impact of ’70s Bands

The 2020 book, argues that KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz laid the foundation for two seemingly opposed rock genres: hair metal and grunge

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The Ventures’ 1st Documentary, ‘Stars on Guitars,’ Ready to Run

Stars on Guitars, the first-ever film on the best-selling instrumental band of all time, includes interviews with John Fogerty, Jimmy Page and others.

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Bruce Swedien, Grammy-Winning Collaborator with Quincy Jones on ‘Thriller,’ Dies

The engineer earned 5 Grammy Awards. “I wouldn’t even think about going into a recording session unless I knew Bruce was behind the board,” said Jones

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Tommy James & the Shondells’ Complete Roulette Recordings Box Due

The ’60s hitmakers are best known for their hugely popular singles, “Hanky Panky,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” and more

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Chris Hillman, Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros. Co-Founder, Publishes Memoir

The mainstay of several great bands tells of his path from folk-rock to country-rock and beyond, revealing details of his personal life and more.

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Wolfgang Van Halen’s Song Tribute to Eddie: ‘I Love and Miss You, Pop’

The 29-year-old plays every instrument and reveals a beautiful singing voice on “Distance,” the first release from his upcoming solo album as Mammoth WVH

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Radio Hits in November 1973: Joking Around

While Richard Nixon was insisting “I am not a crook,” Top 40 listeners enjoyed classic rock hits from Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller Band, the Stones and Jim Croce

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Elton John Opens His Vault With ‘Jewel Box’: Listen

The collection features prev. unreleased recordings from his career. “I find it hard to comprehend how prolific Bernie and I were during the early days”

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Top Selling Albums of 1973: Come to the Dark Side

Classic rock was in its heyday and many of its biggest names released #1 albums this year. But only one could be the year’s biggest

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AC/DC Helps Save 2020 With ‘Power Up’ Album

The album features the band’s new lineup with Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, reuniting with Angus Young and Stevie Young

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