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Eric Bloom: Cult Leader

Though he was born to be wild, he (Or she? Theories abound.) is still an unlikely protagonist for a rock and roll song. This now 64-year-old amphibious reptile who stands around 300 feet tall and has breath you don’t want … Continue reading

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John Kay’s Magic Carpet Ride with Steppenwolf

  To the members of the band Steppenwolf, it was just one track out of 11 recorded for their 1967 self-titled debut LP. And one that didn’t seem to get any more or less reaction when played in concert than … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Robert Lamm Knows What Time It Is

Singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm has been part of a particular band of brothers for decades as Chicago, the group he co-founded, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. But this past summer during the band’s tour with co-headliners the Doobie Brothers and … Continue reading

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Ann Wilson’s Heart of Rock and Roll

    More than four decades into her career as one of rock’s premier and most distinctive vocalists, Ann Wilson recently wrapped up she’s never attempted before: an extended solo tour. “We have a very lean, mean band, nothing extra. … Continue reading

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Gregg Rollie’s Journey Back to Santana

On the day of Prince’s death last year, television was awash in old interviews, concert clips, and videos. During a 1999 chat with Larry King on CNN, the Purple One talked specifically about three of his biggest musical influences: Stevie … Continue reading

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Dennis DeYoung: Styx and Stones Won’t Break His Bones

To many classic rock fans, it would seem a bit of unnecessary clarification to bill a Dennis DeYoung show as “Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx.” After all, as the band’s main vocalist, chief songwriter, and keyboardist, anyone with … Continue reading

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Punk Legend Marky Ramone Gabba Gabbas!

In his Band of Bruddahs, Marky Ramone’s primary role was that of drummer, the pounding heartbeat and engine of so many of the legendary punk rock group’s numbers. But over many years in meetings, rehearsals, recording studios, concert stages, and … Continue reading

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