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Roger Daltrey Teams with Wilko Johnson on ‘Going Back Home’

Former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says his forthcoming collaboration with Roger Daltrey has a "heavy power-trio sound backing up a singer. It’s a British institution. No one does that better than us."

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Grand Rapids’ Maurice Townsend Performs John Legend’s ‘So High’ on ‘American Idol’ [Video]

That's right, it's 'American Idol' time again!

In this episode, the judges have brought the auditions to Detroit and found some impressive talent.

After worrying in the holding booth, Maurice Townsend, a full-time student from Grand Rapids and a minister of music at his church, performed John Legend's 'So High.'

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30 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Releases First Album [Video]

Seeing how they've dominated airwaves and concert arenas over the past three decades, it’s easy to forget that Bon Jovi faced odds as steep as any lottery when it released its self-titled debut album, "Bon Jovi," in January 1984.

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Queen Like You Have Never Seen Before [Video]

Queen like you have never seen before. Or heard before.

"Oh, Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia. Mamma Mia, let me go!"

That's part of one of Queen's most famous songs, "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ Jimmy Fallon-Style with ‘The Boss’ [Video]

A classic remake of a Bruce Springsteen classic by Jimmy Fallon in a performance with The Boss.

Perfect timing.

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Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” Tops Best Driving Songs Poll

Statistically speaking, not many of us are small-town girls living in a lonely world. But that obviously hasn't kept us from rocking out behind the wheel to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."

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KISS’ Smash Hit ‘Beth’ Spoofed [Video]

Kiss' biggest chart hit, 'Beth,' has been re-imagined as a '70s-style dramedy in a hilarious video complete with actors playing the role of Peter Criss and a nagging wife imploring him to leave a recording session -- because dinner is getting cold and the kids are driving her crazy.

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2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards: Artist of the Year

 

This is the big one: Artist of the Year. The names, of course, are all huge ones -- all giants in the classic-rock field. And each of them had a stellar year, rocking concert halls, releasing terrific records or just generally being awesome. But

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Why Rock-and-Roll Music is Awesome! [Video]

It seems as if we have been in the dark for a while about why rock-and-roll music is fun.

I mean, we were chugging right along.

Then, along came the Seattle sound and everything was a bummer.

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Plays First U.S. Show in Denver [Video]

Led Zeppelin made its North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968.

Led Zeppelin was first on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.

As concert promoter Barry Fey recalls, it’s a milestone that almost happened in a different city.

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‘Imagine All The People:’ John Lennon Killed This Day in 1981

It was on this day in 1981 that John Lennon, one of the original Beatles, was gunned down in front of his apartment in New York. He was 51.

Think how much different the music of the 80's and beyond would have been had he, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley lived.

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Amazing Audio! Freddie And Bowie Unplugged!

Back in the day, it was just instruments and vocals. No computer over sampling or fishy effects. And dont even get me started about Autotuning (Thanks Cher!) So when the Maken Music blog unearthed the audio tracks from Freddie Mercury and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" it was ear opening!

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