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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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Carmine Appice Drums Up an Active Year

Note: This interview originally appeared in two parts in The Houston Press. He may be a senior citizen, but 67-year-old classic rock skin thumper Carmine Appice will have a busier 2014 than you for sure. In addition to co-launching a … Continue reading

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Classic Rock Treasures from Faraway Lands at Nearby Locations

Two of my favorite places in the world (other than a live concert venue) are used book stores and used record stores. So here in Houston, Texas I spend a lot of time poring over the shelves and bins at … Continue reading

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