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Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) Goes Loud & Solo On ‘Smoke On This’ (INTERVIEW)

Rex Brown doesn’t mince too many words. He’s about as straight-forward as an arrow heading directly towards the red circle. So when he was ready to make some new music, he wanted it on his ...

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Vinyl Lives: Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles Keeps Chicago Colorful and Groovy

In Vinyl Lives we spotlight and profile record stores around the country who offer music lovers an experience that goes beyond an iTunes purchase or a Spotify playlist. Vinyl has found a new resurgence and ...

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Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks: In Depth On An Inventive Musical Relationship

When rock pioneer Tom Petty died on October 2, the music world mourned a soulful troubadour, a fiercely original and melodic songwriter, and a quietly affecting frontman. A committed writer, performer, and musician to the ...

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Neal Morse of Spocks Beard Talks A Life Of Intelligent Musical Opuses (INTERVIEW)

When talking about Prog, inevitably Spock’s Beard will come up in the discussion. I mean, how can it not? Yes, ELP and Genesis may have been the genre’s biggest stars in those early days but ...

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Halloween Screaming Guide

There's no need to risk the crowds and the mayhem of Halloween when you can stay home and enjoy these terrifying visions.

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Co-Lead Singer/Keyboardist Lawrence Gowan of Styx Gets The Big Show On The Road (INTERVIEW)

“Light it up, let’s get this show on the road!” Co-lead singer/keyboard player Lawrence Gowan sings out the rally cry and Styx is off and running for ninety-plus minutes of rock & roll at Studio ...

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Remembering Brent Mydland- The Former Grateful Dead Keyboardist/Vocalist’s Ten Best Songs

Brent Mydland always saw himself as the new guy on keyboards for the Grateful Dead. He held that keyboard position longer than anyone before or since, but could never rid himself of the feeling of not ...

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Vinyl Lives: Jerry Goldsmith’s ‘Alien’ Score Gets the Mondo Treatment

Jerry Goldsmith's terrifying score gets a beautiful new packaging.

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Rachel Baiman Takes A Weighty Stand On Solo LP ‘Shame’ (INTERVIEW)

“Shame,” the solo album from Rachel Baiman, who is half of the roots duo, 10 String Symphony, is a reflection on the experience of being a woman in today’s America. The discussion starts on the ...

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Melodic Rockers LiquidLight Share Track-By-Track Commentary of New LP ‘Wicked Radio’

Portland, Oregon rockers LiquidLight recently dropped their sophomore studio album Wicked Radio. It showcases an experimentation with a new sound that pushes the songwriting and vocal performances to the fore, while still acknowledging that they ...

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