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25 September 2020

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36 Rock Star Moments on ‘Family Guy’

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Since debuting in 1999, Family Guy has made a regular habit of skewering every facet of society and pop culture. Politicians, movies, celebrities, religion – nothing is off limits to creator Seth MacFarlane and his staff. That means many of rock’s biggest names have seen themselves featured on the hit animated series. The Family Guy […]

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25 September 2020

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How Joe Walsh Got to Shine on Eagles’ ‘Pretty Maids All in a Row’

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When Bob Dylan told The New York Times in 2020 that Eagles” “Pretty Maids All in a Row” “could be one of the best songs ever,” many rock fans probably scratched their heads. Of the nine sleekly produced tracks on the band’s blockbuster 1976 LP, Hotel California, this oceanic ballad is probably the eighth- or ninth-most famous. Leave it to Dylan to […]

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25 September 2020

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Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’

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Cheap Trick have again turned to history for inspiration. Check out their Jack Douglas-produced update of David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel” below. The band’s last original album was We’re All Alright! in 2017; Cheap Trick released the holiday-themed Christmas Christmas later the same year. They’ve since issued several stand-alone singles, including 2018’s “The Summer Looks Good […]

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25 September 2020

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Watch Queen and Adam Lambert Perform ‘I Was Born to Love You’

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The newest single from Queen + Adam Lambert‘s upcoming Live Around the World concert release is “I Was Born to Love You.” Embedded below, the performance was recorded Aug. 17, 2014, during their set at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festival at Marine Stadium. According to a press release, it was the first time they’d ever performed […]

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24 September 2020

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Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute

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The Doobie Brothers are claiming copyright infringement over the use of “Listen to the Music” in a commercial for Bill Murray‘s line of golf clothing. These kind of cease-and-desist letters have become commonplace lately, right up to the executive branch of the United States government. The difference is the Doobie Brothers’ attorney decided to employ […]

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24 September 2020

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‘The Odd Couple’ Shows the Funny Side of Divorce

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The opening credits to The Odd Couple laid out the concept in a simple premise: “Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?” That question was answered – usually, “No” – 114 times across five seasons on ABC beginning Sept. 24, 1970, as neat freak Felix Unger (Tony Randall) tried to […]

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24 September 2020

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Why Don Henley Thinks Eagles’ ‘Desperado’ Vocal Wasn’t His Best

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“Desperado” is an unimpeachable Eagles song, but co-frontman Don Henley was never satisfied with his vocal on the string-assisted ballad. During a 2015 conversation with Billy Joel in New York City, Henley admitted he was intimidated during the 1973 recording session, which took place at London’s “cavernous” Island Studios with the city’s Symphony Orchestra. “I […]

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24 September 2020

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Hear Kansas and Montrose Covered by the Frequency Conspiracy

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The Frequency Conspiracy have recorded takes on Kansas‘ “Carry On Wayward Son” and Montrose‘s “Rock Candy” for an upcoming covers album. The band members recorded their parts in separate locations, befitting an LP called Quarantine Covers. It’s one of two records in the works for the Frequency Conspiracy, a new project by former 24-7 Spyz drummer Joel Maitoza. A collection of 13 […]

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24 September 2020

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Hear Bruce Springsteen’s New Single, ‘Ghosts’

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Bruce Springsteen has released “Ghosts,” the second single from his upcoming album Letter to You. The video includes clips of Springsteen and the E Street Band in the studio and archival footage from decades of concerts. As Springsteen told Rolling Stone, “Ghosts” is one of several songs on the new record inspired by the deaths of E […]

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24 September 2020

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Paul McCartney Revisits First Song He Wrote With John Lennon

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Paul McCartney will revisit the first song he wrote with John Lennon on a radio show to mark the late Beatle’s 80th birthday. Titled John Lennon at 80, the special will air in two parts on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on Oct. 3 and 4. The anniversary itself is on Oct. 9. Sean Ono […]

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