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Grateful Dead- Best pt1- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

"We were just trying to make it from note to note," declares Grateful Dead singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Bob Weir when I asked if there was any way he and the others in The Warlocks in 1965 could have imagined the 50th anniversary mania surrounding…
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Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic 40th Anniversary-Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

We dust off Toys in the Attic, the breakthrough third album for Aerosmith in  Spring 1975. Toys in the Attic was the foothold  to climbing the sales charts on their way to becoming America's most popular and influential hard rock band. Containing…
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Eric Clapton-Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing…

John Lennon's First Wife Cynthia, Mother of Julian Lennon, Dies at 75

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of Beatle John Lennon and the mother of singer/ songwriter Julian Lennon, has passed away of cancer according to Julian's website. The report was confirmed by the BBC. At the insistence of Beatles manager the late…
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

"Traveling the world was now a constant thing...The whole thing was becoming a creative process", Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time…
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary pt1- Jimmy Page

In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley Grange, …
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century- Roger Hodgson

With  the stunning 1974 release  Crime of the Century , London's Supertramp suddenly exhibited a consistency of band sound eschewing the ubiquitous electric guitar and the obligatory synthesizer of most progressive rock bands in favor of grand…
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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

"Wow, so this is what it's like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?" recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was when he cocooned  from the "Terror…
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Aerosmith-Pump 25th Anniversary-Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump by Aerosmith is a flat-out three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, with the legendary band's deepest well of  songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date courtesy of the…
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble In Step with Rock Hall of Fame

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Spring 2015. Congratulations to Chris, Tommy, Stevie's big brother Jimmie Vaughan, and the family and friends of SRV…