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Steve Perry Doesn’t Want ‘Don’t Stop Believin” in Politics

Written by on 4 July 2020

Steve Perry has stated that he is against his Journey hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” being featured in political campaigns, and his former bandmate Neal Schon has weighed in. Last night (July 3), he tweeted, “As one of the songwriters of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this […]

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Top 25 American Classic Rock Bands of the ’60s

Written by on 4 July 2020

The ’60s are often thought of as the decade when the Brits dominated rock, but our list of the Top 25 American Classic Rock Bands of the ’60s show that there was plenty to love in the U.S. While most of the English groups (the Beatles, of course, were the most notable exception) were looking for new ways […]

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10 Ways ‘Back to the Future’ Could Have Been Different

Written by on 3 July 2020

When Back to the Future hit theaters on July 3, 1985, it brought to fruition a project that had been more than five years in the making. The concept began with writer and producer Bob Gale, following a visit to his parents’ home in St. Louis. While looking at his father’s old high school yearbook, […]

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Socially Distanced Music Venue to Open in England

Written by on 3 July 2020

SSD Concerts may have found a way for live entertainment to return in the age of COVID-19. They’re set to open the Virgin Money UK Unity Arena in Newcastle, England’s Gosforth Park, which they say is “the U.K.’s first dedicated socially distanced music venue.” As you can see in the picture above, it’s a stage […]

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Top 30 American Classic Rock Bands of the ’70s

Written by on 3 July 2020

The list of the Top 30 American Classic Rock Bands of the ’70s reflects just how much music grew in the aftermath of the previous decade. The rise of FM radio in the late ’60s now provided a home for music’s more experimental records, while AM remained the domain of pop. Although a Top 40 hit […]

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Listen to David Gilmour’s New Song, ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’

Written by on 3 July 2020

David Gilmour has released a new song called “Yes, I Have Ghosts.” It’s his first new music since 2015’s Rattle That Lock. The track, embedded below, is a family project, with Gilmour’s wife, novelist Polly Samson, providing the lyrics and their daughter Romany contributes vocals and harp. As Gilmour pointed out in a press release, […]

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Brian Epstein Film ‘Midas Man’ Tabs Grammy-Winning Director

Written by on 2 July 2020

A new movie chronicling the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein has found its director. The project, titled Midas Man, will be helmed by multi-Grammy winner Jonas Akerlund. Epstein has commonly been referred to as “the fifth Beatle,” a title bestowed due to his invaluable role in making the Fab Four the biggest band in […]

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How LSD and a Hookup Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Even the Losers’

Written by on 2 July 2020

The night Tom Petty dropped acid for the first time and finally connected with an old crush proved to be an inspiration for his classic “Even the Losers.” Although the track wasn’t one of the U.S. singles pulled from 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes – it was released only in Australia that way in July 1980 – “Even […]

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New Beatles Lego Art Set Revealed

Written by on 2 July 2020

Lego has unveiled a new Beatles set, allowing fans to create pop art portraits of the Fab Four. The release is part of a new product line from the toy manufacturer, geared towards an adult audience. Branded as “Lego Art”, these sets offer fans the ability to create wall decor themed around some of pop-culture’s […]

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Elton John and Peter Frampton Launch COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Written by on 1 July 2020

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John and Peter Frampton have each found creative ways to raise funds for COVID-19 related causes. John will be launching Elton John: Classic Concert Series, a weekly production posted to his official YouTube channel, featuring archival concert footage from throughout his vaunted career. The series kicks […]

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