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Warren Zevon: Excitable Birthday Boy

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace, but sitting here listening to his Stand in the Fire album recorded at LA's Roxy, I'm not sure how Warren, who passed away in 2003, would have felt about turning 70 today...
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Loverboy-Get Lucky 35th Anniversary-Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1982, these Canadian rockers were the right band at the right time. Their debut early in 1981 suffered from an almost fatal album cover and virtually no promotion, but working late one night in  my ROCK 103 Memphis office, I found that first…
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Kinks-Sleepwalker 40th Anniversary-Ray Davies

...a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977's Sleepwalker & 1978's Misfits. Ray Davies joins me...
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Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham-Never Going Back Again-Dallas 1992

Lindsey Buckingham made a rare solo appearance in 1992 on my Dallas afternoon radio show when he performed this chestnut from the Fleetwood Mac Rumours sessions. Be sure to listen next week when Lindsey is joined by Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood…
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Win the Dawn of the Dead on Double CD and Rare Picture Disc!

It was one of the most remarkable breach births in music history: The Grateful Dead fiftieth anniversary! Register to win below before midnight ET February 12 for the debut, expanded to two CDs, plus the uber-collectible vinyl picture disc!…

Pink Floyd-Animals 40th Anniversary-David Gilmour,Nick Mason,Roger Waters 2-13

It is the fortieth anniversary of Animals, the conceptual "missing link" between Pink Floyd's youthful idealism and hope on Dark Side of the Moon and the isolation, anger, and despair of The Wall . The architect of them all, Roger Waters, weighs…
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Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys 45th Anniversary-Steve Winwood, the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…
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Allman Brothers Band "Eat a Peach" anniversary interview with Gregg Allman

The legendary Allman Brothers Band has officially disbanded, but to this day I still marvel how it all could have possibly continued for almost half a century after what happened so early on at a critical launching point in the band's career…
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Start Your Ear Off Right - Win THE REPLACEMENTS vinyl collection

Hardcore Replacements fans ( is there any other kind? ) in North America won't need any further encouragement to register below before midnight February 5 for a drawing to "replace" their well-worn originals of Pleased to Meet Me, Tim, Don't…

Medium Rare: Spirit "Best" with Jay Ferguson

Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts which reflected many of the various musical styles informing late-1960s Southern California. Singer/songwriter Jay Ferguson, bass player Mark Andes, and keyboard player John Locke…