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Genesis- Abacab 35th- Invisible Touch 30th Anniversaries- Phil, Mike, Tony

Between 1980 and 1986,the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times ! Two of those Genesis albums, 1981's Abacab and 1986's Invisible Touch , are having significant 30th and 25th anniversaries,respectively . Because drummer/singer/songwriter Phil Collins had...
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Fleetwood Mac- Rumours- Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood

When California musical duo (and lovers) Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined British blues-rock veteran band Fleetwood Mac, their first collaboration in 1975 (their "white album" ) sold more copies than any previous album in the long history of their label . No one was in any way prepared for this new...
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Rod Stewart- Every Picture Tells a Story 45th Anniversary

When the Jeff Beck Group made their American debut at New York City's Fillmore East , no one in the audience watching the young lead singer Rod Stewart, hiding behind the amps while singing due to major stage fright , could imagine that the raspy-throated rooster-haired Englishman would become an international star...
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Meat Loaf Recovering After Collapsing Thursday Onstage in Edmonton

According to Meat Loaf’s management, the big guy is in stable condition today recovering from dehydration after collapsing Thursday night( 6-16 ) onstage near the end of his concert in Edmonton Alberta Canada. CNN reports that Meat Loaf had already postponed the show earlier in the week due to illness. If you think...
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Journey- Escape 35th Anniversary- Steve Perry- Neal Schon- Jonathan Cain

I first interviewed Chicago born-and-raised California transplant Jonathan Cain in Memphis in April 1979 after he joined The Babys as keyboard player, one of two new Americans in the London band fronted by John Waite. When they returned a year later as opening band on the entire 1980 Journey tour, I treated...
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AC/DC- Back in N. America- Angus Young

Angus Young may have been chosen early on to be the focal point of AC/DC , but big brother Malcolm has always been the heart and soul of this band , becoming even more so after the death of Bon Scott in 1980 ...(more)...
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Peter Gabriel- So 30th Anniversary

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead...
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Bob Seger- Live Bullet 40th Anniversary

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band‘s Live Bullet in Spring 1976 may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released. It would not be until Seger’s breakthrough studio effort Night Moves in October that year, his tenth studio album by then,...
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The Cars- Moving in Stereo Best Of- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The Cars‘ zero-to-platinum popularity came amidst the final fizzle of the mid-Seventies Punk Rock sparkler, and the sound and attitude that survived was labeled by at least one rock writer as the nebulous one-size-fits-none term New Wave. The drivetrain of the five man Boston band was always powered by the songs of Ric...
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