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The Boss does Purple Rain

USA Today Images Bruce Springsteen does a great tribute to Prince with his rendition of Purple Rain. Ironic? When Purple Rain hit #1 on the Chart in '84, the album it knocked off was Springsteen's Born in the USA.
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Prince, Petty & Winwood - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

USA Today Images He's not exactly a Classic Rock artist, but few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. This is an incredible performance of Prince playing guitar on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps" along with Rock legends like Tom Petty, Steve Winwood and Jeff Lynne to...
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Today in Rock History 4-8

In 1947 Steve Howe, guitarist for Yes and later Asia is born. Howe was voted Best Overall Guitarist in Guitar Player magazine five years in a row (1977-1981). http://petergabrael.tumblr.com/post/57120547482 In 1994, Gary Smith, an electrician who was working at Kurt Cobain's house in Seattle,...
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Today in Rock History 4-5

In 1948 Dave Holland, drummer for Judas Priest is born. via tumblr In 1965, Mike McCready, guitarist, and one of the founding members of Pearl Jam is born. via tumblr In 1985 an estimated 5,000 radio stations around the globe simultaneously played “We Are the World.” The song was recorded by a...
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April Fools! Playlist

My girlfriend, Natalee, is *BIG* on playlists. I'm not kidding; I think she has a playlist for everything. We're looking at buying a house; She has a "house hunting" playlist. So, it's no wonder that when April Fool's Day rolls around, my mind starts thinking of songs I'd put on a "playlist." There...
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Today in Rock History 4-1

Here's part of what happened Today in Rock History - In 1954, Jeff Porcaro, drummer, songwriter, and producer best known for his work with Toto. Porcaro is one of the most recorded session musicians in history. He died on 5th August 1992. In 1985, David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue his solo...
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Rolling Stones Make Rock History at Havana Concert

The Rolling Stones wrapped their Latin American tour Friday night with a historic free show in Havana, Cuba, that brought out an estimated 200,000–500,000 concertgoers. "We know that years ago, it was difficult to listen to our music in Cuba, but now here we are in your beautiful land,” Jagger said...
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Everybody Wants Some! The Movie

Director Richard Linklater has a new movie coming out called Everybody Wants Some and it sounds pretty good...*IF* they can pull it off. These kind of movies, at least for me, always have such a great premise and then never quite live up to my expectations. I imagine this is how my parents feel...
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Slash Playing "Rainbow in the Dark"

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and drummer Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell) are just a couple of the artists that played the "Rock For Recovery" benefit concert on February 26 in Tarzana, CA. While they were there, one of the songs they did was the Dio classic "Rainbow In The...
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Top 10 Cheesiest 80s Songs of All Time?

Cruising around the internet as I'm apt to do, I happened across this list. Admission; 80s music, rock and pop, is one of my guilty pleasures. I know. I can feel the judgement already. Of course I had to check it out. But I think they're off on some of these. I mean, yeah...they're all cheesy. But...
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