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Ultimate Classic Rock’s Best Albums of 2014

The last 12 months saw some notable names make impressive comebacks, while others remained steady and true.

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Warren Haynes Talks New Gov’t Mule Live Releases, Life After The Allman Brothers

Warren Haynes is celebrating Gov't Mule's 20th anniversary the right way -- by putting out a bunch of great music.

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The Doobie Brothers Talk New Album, Legacy on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio]

Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers joined "The Jojo Show" on Friday morning to talk about the band's legacy, and the release of the 'Southbound' album, which features collaborations on classic Doobie songs with some of country music's biggest names.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Shelter Dogs Melt Your Heart in ‘Puppy for Christmas’ [Video]

I don't know about you, but I love puppies.

And shelter puppies coupled with a Christmas song? C'mon!

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The Monopoly Game for ABBA Fans!

Do you like to play games? Board games? Do you like 1970s Swedish disco pop? And money? Well, have I got a deal for you!

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Bob Seger’s ‘Magic’ Recalled by West Michigan Studio Owner, Silver Bullet Band Alum Robyn Robins

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

When Bob Seger formed his Silver Bullet Band in the mid-1970s after struggling to find the right musicians to drive his rootsy, Michigan-muscled rock, he ended up leaning on a talented bunch of experienced session players and performers who developed a rare chemistry.

Keyboard player Robyn Robins was among them, a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School who started working as a Detroit recording studio and Motown session musician at age 17.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack No. 1 Top-Selling Album On Billboard’s 2014 Chart [Video]

No surprise here, but the "Frozen" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart.

It is the first movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the year-end chart since "Titanic" in 1998 and is the first Disney soundtrack to top the chart since "Mary Poppins" in 1965, according to Billboard.

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Did Bob Seger Inspire Prince To Write ‘Purple Rain’? [Video]

As we get ready for Bob Seger's return to Grand Rapids this week, comes this interesting tidbit from an upcoming book about Prince:

Alan Light, a journalist, has written a book about the success of the movie "Purple Rain", which took Prince from a little known R&B star, and propelled him to superstardom. In his book, Light says Bob Seger was the main inspiration behind the song, "Purple Rain".

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Foreigner Set to Release ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ [Video]

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action.

Now their latest album, "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More," is due out Dec. 16.

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ABBA is Heading to Park Place

Calling all ABBA fans, you can now spin those vinyl’s and play a round of America’s favorite board at the same time. Just in time for the holiday season, fans can get their hands on an ABBA special edition Monopoly.

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