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15 TRACKS THAT RUIN PERFECT ALBUMS. WRONG!


15 Terrible Songs That Ruin Supposedly Perfect Albums By Frank Donovan The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, Nirvana’s Nevermind–Even the most iconic and highly-regarded albums have a track that we always skip. We’re all for artists evolving their sound, but it’s often painfully clear when the sonic experimentation in the studio … Continue reading

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Gary Richrath, REO Speedwagon Guitarist Dead at 65.


REO Speedwagon is, in my opinion, one the best classic rock/hard rock outfits of the 70’s and early 80’s. I really enjoyed the Hi Infidelity album when it came out during my freshman year of high school. That is until my younger sister played it so incessantly and so did every radio station in America … Continue reading

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Hot Video Cover of Allanah Myles “Black Velvet.”


Known for supporting legendary bands KISS and DEF LEPPARD on KISS‘s massive 40th-anniversary North American tour last summer, Canada’s explosive hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will soon release a brand new EP. Due out August 28, the “Words Of The Prophets” EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (MEGADETH, DISTURBED, THREE … Continue reading

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Gene Simmons Says, “Fans are killing new bands.”


Sofie of Studio Brussel conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer when the band played at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium on June 19. You can now watch the chat below. Elaborating on his controversial “rock is dead” remark from last year, Simmons said: “The biggest bands in … Continue reading

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RUSH On Cover of ROLLING STONE for First Time Ever.


Legendary Canadian rock band RUSH has finally made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. For the in-depth, career-spanning cover story, senior writer Brian Hiatt trailed the band to early tour rehearsals in Los Angeles and soundchecks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, interviewing Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson about their lives and careers, from their childhoods … Continue reading

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New Prospect for Song of the Year. Guess Who?


California rockers BUCKCHERRY will release their seventh studio album, “Rock ‘N’ Roll”, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band has premiered a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back”, today. Check it out below. Pre-order “Rock ‘N’ Roll” now at iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play … Continue reading

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BEST Top Ten List Ever!


This is the best music related Top Ten list I have ever read and just had to share this. This is NOT my original work but it is such a brilliant piece of work I feel it needs as much attention as it can possibly get. KUDOS Mr. McPadden! You ROCK. In the annals of … Continue reading