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Rock Blog: Love Stinks

Well it's that time of year again. Valentine’s Day! Chocolates, flowers, dinner reservations. Expensive ways to show that certain loved on how much you care. Nothing bad here because face it, you want her - or him - to feel like, “Hey now that's love." And then on Wednesday it's back another 364...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday Axl!

Guns N’ Roses are in Australia right now, on a world tour that’s crushing every city it sets down in, with another three-hour romp of hits. Also today, Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose Jr., celebrates the big 55! Happy Birthday Axl! Video of "Welcome To The Jungle" - Guns N&#...
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Rock Blog: Happy 68th Birthday To The Stones' Other Mick

Outside of the great Keith Richards, Rock and Roll’s greatest riff master, there have been 3 Rolling Stone lead guitar players. Ronnie Wood is always the first that comes to mind, and for good reason. He’s spent the most time with the band - some 42 years since he joined in 1975, and obviously he’s...
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Rock Blog: ...And The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees Are...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been officially announced, and it starts in Seattle with Pearl Jam. It’s a smaller class than years past, because face it, at the rate that the Hall was going Justin Bieber would have been inducted by time he was 30 – and that would be sad. Very...
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Rock Blog: 2016 - Heroes

With each passing week, 2016 became probably the most brutal year for the world of music. We lost an Eagle, a Prince, the 5th Beatle and The Thin White Duke. In no particular order, a rolecall for a great party in heaven. David Bowie . The Thin White Duke. Bowie never let mainstream trends dictate...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday To The Lizard King

This Thursday would have been the 73rd birthday of Jim Morrison. He started the Doors in 1965 when he was 22 years old. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, and was one of the original four members in the tragic “27 Club” of great rockers who died at 27 years old. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis...
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Rock Blog: Are Collections Really Necessary?

There’s a name for collectors who have to have everything: “Completists”. It's not a music term, it's a term for the obsessive compulsive personality in all of us, especially the music nerd, who has to have it all. A completist is more often male than female. When a male embarks on a collection,...
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Rock Blog: Halloween - Who Wore It Better?

I used to work with a woman in her late 30s, who loved Halloween. Every year she came to work dressed in full regalia and took on a different personality. A method actor. The best was when she showed up at 8am about 10 Halloweens ago, and there she was - Amy Winehouse. Not “like” Amy, but she truly...
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Rock Blog: Alice Cooper & Election Day

It's around this time every four years where the iconic election songs come to mind. Cream's “Politician”, The Byrds' “I Wanna be a Politician”, Gil Scott Heron's “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, The Who's “Won't Get Fooled Again” – (Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss?). And of course...
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