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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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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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Top-Selling Albums of 1980: A New Decade

Many all-time greats were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are among the biggest sellers of all time

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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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Queen’s Homage to Space Exploration: ’39’

The band’s guitarist, Brian May, can do many things well, one of which is to write songs. This one, about time travel, presaged his PhD in astrophysics

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McCartney, Queen, The Who Headline 1979 London Benefit Concerts

Over the course of 4 nights during the Christmas holiday, a Who’s Who of British rock stars performed to raise money for war-torn Cambodia

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Foreigner’s Debut Album: The Inside Story

How the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unique clause in the contract…

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 3)

Our series includes a classic rock favorite that features yodeling, a novelty song, a foreign language hit, a classical music composition and one from a real-life porn star

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up NYC Stage: 2015 Review

It was a triumphant night for the Maestro as he played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at NYC’s Irving Plaza for his first U.S. comeback show

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