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The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

364<p>SHARES<p>When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.<p>What makes for a great 12-string …

The 10 Best Sports Documentaries You've Never Heard Of

<i>Sports Illustrated released its new documentary, We Town, on Wednesday. The doc follows the Westtown School basketball team, which features current</i> …

10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love

<b>Eric Stewart, singer-songwriter, keyboard</b><p>I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years later, we got married. A few years after that, Gloria told me: “You don’t say ‘I love you’ much any more.” I told her that, if I said it all the time, it would …

Hung Up

23-Year-Old Eric Clapton Demonstrates the Elements of His Guitar Sound (1968)

In the fall of 1968, Eric Clapton was 23 years old and at the height of his creative powers. His band, Cream, was on its farewell tour of America …

Appalachian Death-Hike Mountain Chant

Santa Cruz, 1967

Star Tears Symphony (demo)

Now

Eric Clapton: 13 of His Best Under-the-Radar Solo Songs

5<p>SHARES<p>Although he carved out his own corner of rock and blues history as a member of the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith …

Five Easy Shred Licks Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

If you’re looking for some easy shred licks, you’ve come to the right place. Robert Baker has uploaded a lesson in which he demonstrates five …

When Things Go Missing

Reflections on two seasons of loss.<p>A couple of years ago, I spent the summer in Portland, Oregon, losing things. I normally live on the East Coast, but that year, unable to face another sweltering August, I decided to temporarily decamp to the West. This turned out to be strangely easy. I’d lived …

'The Rolling Stones in Mono': How 'The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band' came to be

One of the joys of discovering a band at the beginning is the sense of open-ended possibility—the tantalizing prospect of imagining where raw talent, good fortune and commitment might eventually lead.<p>It can be equally intriguing to look at that career path in reverse, something the recently …

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'Secrets of the NYC Subways' Explores History and Artwork of Every NYC Station

Author and transit expert Oscar Israelowitz unfolds historical and modern-day facts about all 469 of NYC's subway stations in his latest book<p>Author and transit expert Oscar Israelowitz knows a thing or two about the New York City transit system, and in his latest book, <i>Secrets of the New York City</i> …

The young, raw Elvis Presley

On July 30, 1954, 19-year-old Elvis Presley made his first live professional appearance at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. A new book from Taschen, "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll," brings together photos from legendary photographer Alfred Wertheimer.

Why the Beatles' Shea Stadium Show Was Even Greater Than You Knew

Leaving festivals like Woodstock and Monterey aside, there is no more famous gig in rock & roll history than when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, an …

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Hear R.E.M.'s Stunning 2001 'Unplugged' Version of 'The One I Love'

Earlier this month, Michael Stipe stood in front of a packed Barclays Center in Brooklyn and talked about a band from the Nineties that changed the …

Neil Young's 'A Letter Home' Coming Back as Deluxe Package

Neil Young's lo-fi covers record <i>A Letter Home</i> was quietly released on vinyl through Jack White's label Third Man Records just in time for Record …

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2014 Eric Clapton Tour and Set List Archive

R.E.M.’s 10 best songs after Bill Berry: Daring, brilliant, underappreciated

“Murmur,” “Document” and “Automatic” are great, but R.E.M.’s last albums are underappreciated gems. Here’s a guide<p>For Record Store Day today, R.E.M. is releasing a limited-edition four-LP collection, "Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions." Recorded a decade apart, the two shows have …

Flashback: Devo Storm 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert' In 1979

Devo had been on the road pretty much non-stop for five years when they secured a spot on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in October of 1979, and by that …

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Led Zeppelin: hear an unreleased version of Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown

I've got a confession to make. I was never much of a Zeppelin fan until I was summoned to interview Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in September 2012. I'd always thought them a bit stodgy, and my longstanding conviction that the "heavy blues" style of the early 70s was pretty much …

Rock the Cashbox: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Sellout

<i>How you can’t sell your soul to rock ‘n’ roll because it has already sold its soul... There once was a time during the new Age of Aquarius when the</i> …

Tammi Terrell: The Tragic Story Of Motown's Forgotten Star

229<p>SHARES<p>There’s little the music press likes more than a dead rock star to mythologise. Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse is the …