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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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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

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SLASH To Make MAJOR Announcement Tomorrow on CBS This Morning.


Tune in tomorrow (Thursday, May 7) to watch the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer Slash join “CBS This Morning” live on CBS TV at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT (PT is tape-delayed) for an interview and special announcement. Online, viewers can tune in live to watch the interview on CBSN, CBS News‘ interactive streaming … Continue reading

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New Deep Purple: The “Holy Grail” of MKIII Concerts Coming!


On April 3, 1975 the Mk III line-up of DEEP PURPLE — guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice — performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria’s second largest city after Vienna. Enthused by DEEP PURPLE‘s arrival in … Continue reading

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“RE-MACHINED,” FEATURING METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, & CHICKENFOOT GETS NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE


Eagle Rock Entertainment has set a September 25 North American release date for “Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head”, a compilation CD containing re-interpretations of songs from DEEP PURPLE‘s classic “Machine Head” album by METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, CHICKENFOOT and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others.   “Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head” will initially be made … Continue reading

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FAITH NO MORE – THE REAL THING (essential metal)


Forgotten? Under-rated? Unappreciated? …Or “Epic?” I vote for “Epic.” It’s been a couple years since I’d given FAITH NO MORE  any thought or ear time. A few weeks ago I pulled out the original cassette I bought while serving overseas during the Gulf War in 1991. Yeah, I still listen to cassettes. I have a … Continue reading

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PUMMELING NEW PANTERA SONG AND VIDEO! “PISS”


While combing the PANTERA vaults for the 20th anniversary reissue of “Vulgar Display Of Power”, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott made an astounding discovery: “Piss”, an incendiary blast of vintage PANTERA from the original recording sessions that had long been forgotten. After 20 years, “Piss” finally made its debut yesterday (Wednesday, April 11), when the newly … Continue reading