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4 June 2020

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Sweet Bassist Steve Priest Dead at 72

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Steve Priest, the British bassist and singer best known for his stint in the band Sweet, has died at the age of 72. The news was confirmed on the band’s official Facebook page in a message penned by Sweet’s guitarist Andy Scott. “I am in pieces right now,” Scott wrote. “Steve Priest has passed away. His wife […]

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4 June 2020

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Which Songs Has Bruce Springsteen Played the Most in Concert?

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Bruce Springsteen has earned his live reputation in part by changing up his set lists from night to night, but he nonetheless has favorite songs that show up more often than others, as you’ll see in our below list of songs he’s played the most in concert. The artist builds his shows around how he wants […]

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4 June 2020

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Champlin Williams Friestedt Premiere New ‘Runaway Dancer’ Video

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Champlin Williams Friestedt – a collaboration among former Chicago singer Bill Champlin, Toto frontman Joseph Williams and guitarist Peter Friestedt – have released a new music video for their song “Runaway Dancer.” In the socially distant clip, members can be seen recording the song in their respective studio spaces. The track also features a guest appearance by Swedish singer […]

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4 June 2020

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18 ‘Grooves From Another Galaxy’: Exclusive Book Excerpt

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​The dozens of albums spotlighted in the upcoming book Planet Wax: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl​ span just about every corner of the genre. Like last year’s Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl, the new volume collects photos of LP covers – some classic, some obscure – and details the stories behind the music and movies, which […]

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4 June 2020

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Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad

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The classic Ratt song “Round and Round” returned to the Billboard Top 20 for the first time since its original release in 1984, thanks to its appearance in a current TV commercial. Back then, it peaked at No.12; this week it reached No.18, following the success of the ad spot for Geico Insurance, which plays […]

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4 June 2020

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Neil Peart Honored With Pavilion in Home City

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Late Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart will be honored in his home city after a poll of residents agreed that a pavilion should be named after him. The Neil Peart Pavilion is in the Port Dalhousie area of St. Catharines, Ontario, near the location that inspired the song “Lakeside Park” from Rush’s 1975 album Caress […]

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4 June 2020

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Bruce Springsteen Calls George Floyd Killing a ‘Visual Lynching’

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Bruce Springsteen called the police killing of George Floyd a “21st-century visual lynching” and said the U.S. was “haunted by our original sin of slavery.” On his SiriusXM radio show, the Boss listed a series of social injustices that he argued had to be resolved while he aired a playlist of songs that dealt with racial […]

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3 June 2020

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Set to Release Two New Songs

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Tommy Lee is returning with his latest solo project, announcing that two new songs will arrive this Friday, June 5. The Motley Crue drummer teased the releases on social media, excitedly sharing the “BIG NEWS” with his fans. Each of the new tracks feature guest artists. “Knock Me Down” includes a collaboration with Killvein, whose most recent […]

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3 June 2020

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How R&B Created a Foundation for the Beatles

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For John Lennon, there would been no Beatles without R&B. In fact, they’d have been no rock ‘n’ roll at all. “I’ll never stop acknowledging it: Black music is my life,” he told Jet magazine in 1972. “The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper and all that jazz – it doesn’t mean a thing. All I talk […]

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3 June 2020

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30 Stars From Classic Rock Music Videos: Where Are They Now?

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In its heyday, MTV served as a boon to rock bands looking to bring their music to a broader mainstream audience. While artists unquestionably received added attention once their videos were added to MTV, the network also served as a launching pad for many aspiring actors and models. Music videos were flooded with attractive faces, often […]

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