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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: 5 Great Things About 2016

Some people will tell you rock is dead. Others will tell you that the recording industry as we know it is dead. Truth be told neither is as strong as it was in the 70s, 80s or 90s, but at the same time, neither is dead - far from it. Here are five great albums from 2016, proving rock is alive and...
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Rock Blog: Led Zeppelin LIVE in Spokane!

© Eautographhunter | Dreamstime.com - Robert Plant & Jimmy Page - April 9, 1995, Boston Garden - by Eric L. Johnson Photography In January of 1969, planet earth got to hear the debut album, the very first notes of recorded music, from Led Zeppelin. They would go on to become the greatest rock...
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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: The Stones Are Back (& Blue)

The Rolling Stones are about to release a new album, devoted entirely to cover versions of blues songs. In most cases, the proverbial “Blues Album” for a veteran artist could mean, A: they’ve run out of material or have suffered from writers block, B: It’s the one thing they’ve always wanted to do...
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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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Rock Blog: Bruce Springsteen Pens 'Born To Run'

So Bruce Springsteen has a new book. It’s called “Born to Run” – crazy title, huh? At this point, Bruce can more or less do whatever he pleases. He’s in that group of cats with Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison. No matter what these guys release, Rolling Stone Magazine will celebrate it as an...
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Rock Blog: 50 Years of Grateful Dead

I was a teenage Dead Head. I was familiar with 'Casey Jones' and 'Truckin' from hearing them on the radio, but I remember one day after a bunch of bong hits, a friend turned me on to 'American Beauty'. I was hooked. On the Dead…but probably the bong hits, too. From 1975 to 1982, I saw about 100...
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Rock Blog: The Top 8 Albums From 1991

Take yourself back 25 years. No matter where you were, no matter what you were doing, 1991 provided a soundtrack to your life. That, of course, is provided you were alive and consuming music back then. The biggest impact on music was the death of the Sunset Strip and the birth of Seattle, or as the...
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