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From Fleetwood Mac To Motown, Aaron Neville To Zeppelin: 15 Reasons 2013 Will Rock

2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]

01/03/2013

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Top 10 Rock Star Drug Overdoses

Sadly, the history of rock is littered with tales of immense talent being snuffed by addiction to lethal narcotics. Here is our breakdown of 10 of the worst-case scenarios when rock stars got mixed up with hard drugs and lost.

11/20/2012

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Ray Manzarek On The Doors’ “Live At The Bowl ’68″: “Those Four Guys Were The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!”

With their second #1 single under their belt (“Hello, I Love You”; the first was “Light My Fire”) the Doors were on top of the world, having realized all their dreams of becoming rock stars in just a few short years. “The best laid plans of mice and men had not gone astray yet,” Manzarek muses. “We dreamed of putting a rock and roll band together on Venice Beach in the summer of 1965. This is now the summer of 1968 and we had attained the goal. We wanted to be as big as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and we had arrived at that place.”

10/29/2012

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The Doors To Be Honored By Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion & More At Sunset Strip Music Fest

A number of bands have name-checked The Doors as a musical influence through the years, but now an unlikely group of music stars will honor the Los Angeles rockers at the city’s Sunset Strip Music […]

06/14/2012

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Ian Astbury Talks About His Days With The Doors of the 21st Century

Ian Astbury of 80’s punk-rock band The Cult lived out his dream when he was selected to fill in for the late Jim Morrison with The Doors of the 21st Century back in 2002. In […]

05/18/2012

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Music reactions to Levon Helm’s passing

In the days leading up to Levon Helm’s passing (and since the news of his passing spread earlier today), the music world has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the drummer, singer and mandolin […]

04/19/2012

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Memorable Performances From “American Bandstand”

American Bandstand first hit television screens in 1952, simply referred to as “Bandstand.” Dick Clark would take over hosting duties in 1956 and on August 5, 1957, ABC would broadcast the show nationally for the […]

04/19/2012

Rock Flashback: Beyond “Brown Sugar”

As we noted earlier this week, “Brown Sugar” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Rolling Stones[/lastfm] hit the Billboard Hot 100 forty years ago. It was the highest-debuting song of the week. A couple of the other new songs […]

05/07/2011

Earth Day: Songs Of Protest

Photos: Cute Animals For Earth Dayview gallery We can’t let an Earth Day go by without amassing a protest playlist for those who fear the earth is being ill-used. What songs of ecological tragedy move you?  […]

04/21/2011

The Doors’ “L.A. Woman” Turns 40

Forty years ago this month, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doors[/lastfm] released their final studio album before [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jim Morrison[/lastfm]’s untimely death. L.A. Woman was an instant success and has aged its way to “classic” status.

04/11/2011

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