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Faces- Best- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan

“That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!”, chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview.”That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!”That may have been the only problem, then, because on any given night between 1970 and 1975, the London-based...
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Band-The Band Best pt 2-Robbie Robertson

There is ample evidence in this conclusion of our two-part In the Studio rockumentary on The Band as to why Robbie Robertson has always been one of my favorite musicians with whom to converse. A great storyteller gifted with rich language skills, The Band’s main songwriter and lead guitarist through seven studio albums...
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Hollywood Vampires featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp

There is a buzz building about the resurrection of the “Hollywood Vampires“, the loose collection of ribald rockers including John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and Alice Cooper who, in the early Seventies, rarely saw the light of day but raved nightly on the Sunset Strip, providing notorious stories of rock debauchery as...
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The Band- Box Set pt 1- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin...
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Led Zeppelin- Presence, In Through the Out Door,Coda Deluxe- Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the Led Zeppelin legacy, returns In the Studio once more to complete the deluxe reissue series with the last two studio albums, Presence and the timeless In Through the Out Door, plus the greatly expanded odds and sods collection Coda which came out shortly after drummer John Bonham‘s...
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Styx-Box set pt 2- Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Dennis DeYoung

This part two with current Styx leaders Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young focuses on the five consecutive studio multi-platinum releases Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone, Paradise Theater, and Kilroy Was Here. For the complete story of this legendary run, former member and band co-founder Dennis DeYoung adds context for those albums...
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HEART-Heart (1985)-Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson

The next twelve months will be busy ones for the band Heart, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will have a definitive vinyl box set by this time next year; Heart will perform at least eighty-five concerts by the end of this one; and lead singer Ann Wilson will perform her...
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Queen-The Game 35th Anniversary-Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the Summer 1980 release of The Game, “There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world”, chuckles Queen guitarist/ songwriter Brian May in this  35th anniversary of the worldwide #1 album. Yet there he stood, smiling in Memphis radio station ROCK 103, delightfully soft-spoken,...
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