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Redbeard Rocks Your Stockings! Rocker Gift List

For that rocker who seems to have everything, here are a few gifts that are certain to please this holiday season, starting with a tribute album like no other: The Art of McCartney has been over ten years in the making and features an unparalleled line up of the world’s greatest performers playing...
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Bryan Adams-Reckless 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago this month Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including “Run to You”,”One Night Love Affair”, “Somebody”, “Summer of ’69”, “It’s Only Love” with superstar Tina Turner, and the #1 “ Heaven”. At...
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U2’s Bono Badly Injured in NYC Cycling Accident

The initial reports of Bono having a bike accident while riding last Sunday in Central Park all focused on what a disappointment it must be to Jimmy Fallon that U2 would have to cancel a week-long residency on the late night US Tonight Show. Even U2’s own official press release made it sound...
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Queen Forever-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Since Queen has sold more albums and singles than any band since the Beatles (and some estimates claim even more than them ), it is simply not an over- reach to title this new career compilation from forty-plus years of recording Queen Forever. You will not find two more interesting conversationalists about all...
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Double Down on Deluxe Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Anyone assuming that Led Zeppelin‘s allure was limited to the decade of the Seventies, or even the 20th century, simply has not been paying attention: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; a single performance in November 2007 at London’s O2 Arena had six MILLION ticket requests;...
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Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Remembered

One of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. In...
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Don Henley-Building the Perfect Beast 30th Anniversary-Don, Danny Kortchmar

Don Henley released a pivotal song and unforgettable video in his solo career,“The Boys of Summer”, in early Autumn 1984 which created great anticipation for the mothership that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album , Building the Perfect Beast  was indeed a monster but certainly only in a good way, containing “All She Wants...
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Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood 25th Anniversary-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 the time twenty-five years ago when he coccooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue...
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