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New Releases: Art Garfunkel, Aerosmith Single & More

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.

08/28/2012

Montreux festival founder Claude Nobs gained a famous nickname in a famous song. (Getty Images/Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

Rock Flashback: The Fire That Inspired “Smoke on the Water”

“[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Zappa[/lastfm] and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground.” The incident that inspired the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Deep Purple[/lastfm] classic “Smoke on […]

12/06/2011

Todd Rundgren, Doing His Best to Win the Longest Song Award (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Top 10 Longest Rock Songs We Can Remember

Back in November of 1971, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Led Zeppelin[/lastfm]‘s record label, Atlantic, released a promotional single of “Stairway to Heaven” to radio stations. At 8 minutes long, it found occasional late-night play on AM radio. But, […]

12/03/2011

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