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25 Adorable Facts About Puppies

Everyone loves puppies, we know. It's scientifically proven that they're heart-meltingly cute. But there's more to the little fur babies than just …

Why November 29th Matters In Rock History

It’s November 29th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1986, <b>Bon Jovi</b> went to number one on the singles chart with “You …

The Persistence of Prog Rock

Critics think that the genre was an embarrassing dead end. So why do fans and musicians still love it?<p>In April, 1971, <i>Rolling Stone</i> reviewed the début album by a band with a name better suited to a law firm: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The reviewer liked what he heard, although he couldn’t quite define …

Bands

Cheap Trick, 'We're All Alright!': Album Review

It's difficult for any band or artist to sound enthused after decades of making music. Automatic pilot and rock 'n' roll root rot can easily set …

How Prog-Rock Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock

Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Pink Floyd sold tens of millions of records. A side-long epic called “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield stayed on the Billboard charts …

Five great tips to help you master portrait lighting and improve your photography

Learning different portrait lighting techniques can seem complicated when you’re just starting out. Because of this, photographer Ed Verosky shares …

‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ Finds John Lennon in ‘Wonderland’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

The Beatles’ most famous tribute to the effects of drugs had nothing to do with psychedelic drugs. Well, maybe not nothing…<p>In 1967, “Lucy in the Sky …

How Genesis' 'Pure Prog' Era Ended With 'Spot the Pigeon'

For most Genesis fans,<i>Wind & Wuthering</i> marks the end of the band's pure prog-rock era. And as their final LP with Steve Hackett, it certainly draws a …

Brian May Reveals New Details of Freddie Mercury's Final Days

Queen singer Freddie Mercury was fiercely protective of his privacy, and he continued to guard it jealously even as his health succumbed to the …

Rock & Roll Didn't Die Quietly

Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and 6 others<p>Listen now<p>Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and their contemporaries invented rock and roll when …

Former Journey Singer Steve Perry Preps ‘Cathartic’ New Solo LP

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is planning to release a “cathartic” new solo LP in 2017. In a recent interview, the singer described the album, …

'No, no, no': Priscilla Presley says Elvis would not be on Twitter today

If Elvis Presley were alive today, he would not be on Twitter.<p>"No. No. No, no, no. He wouldn't."<p>That, at least, is the firm position of Priscilla Presley, who's likelier than anyone to know. As the former wife of the late rock 'n' roll pioneer — and the most visible steward of his creative legacy — …

Guitar Lesson: Classic Keith Richards Riffs Made easy taught By Tim Pierce

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Leonard Cohen Album?

Leonard Cohen’s new album <i>You Want It Darker</i> landed on shelves this week. Produced by his son Adam, it’s Cohen’s 14th studio LP, going all the way …

John Lennon’s Letter to Queen Elizabeth Unearthed in Used Record Sleeve

The draft of a letter John Lennon sent to Queen Elizabeth to return the award he received as a member of the Beatles was unearthed Wednesday at a Fab …

This New Rolling Stones Deluxe Release Highlights the Band's Last Great Period... In 1995

Perhaps Keith Richards should stop dredging up a decades-old rivalry with The Beatles.<p>Two weeks ago, Keith Richards gave an interview to England's Radio Times in which he claimed The Beatles were never in the same league as his beloved Rolling Stones as a live act.<p>"Musically, The Beatles had a …

The Short, Sad On-Screen Career of André the Giant

By all accounts, André René Roussimoff—better known by his stage name André the Giant—was a kind but profoundly tormented man, plagued by both the …

Remembering Bob Dylan and John Lennon’s Drugged-Out Limo Ride

By May 1966, John Lennon and Bob Dylan had become the only serious candidates for the newly conceived “Spokesman of a Generation” title. At the …

Top 70 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1970s

We're taking it waaaay back this time, dialing the clock back to the decade where hard rock and heavy metal were planting their seeds, progressive …

Is 2016 Already the Saddest Year in Music History?

| Fri., Apr. 22, 2016 4:30 AM<p>2016 is shaping up to be a truly terribly year, musically-speaking. It's only April, barely Spring, and we've already …

Ronnie Wood Confirms Rolling Stones Working on New Album

The Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood has confirmed that the rock legends, who just completed their historic trip to Cuba, are now focusing on the …

10 Insanely Great Cheap Trick Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

“Taxman, Mr. Thief” (1977)<p>Cheap Trick have always acknowledged their profound debt to the Beatles — one of Rick Nielsen's many custom Hamer guitars …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best George Martin-Produced Albums

10. America, ‘Hearts’ (1975)<p>The wistful, folk-y, catchy <i>Hearts</i> is the perfect representation of Seventies FM rock. It produced the classic track …

The Oral History of Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’: ‘It’s a Miracle We’re Alive’

When Paul Stanley thinks about <i>Destroyer</i>, Kiss‘ high-concept fourth album, turning 40, the only word he can summon at first is “unbelievable.” “It’s …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’

Kiss released a nuanced masterpiece, <i>Destroyer</i>, 40 years ago today. The record is home to their breakthrough hit, the moving ballad “Beth,” as well as …

Eric Clapton Announces New Album ‘I Still Do’

Eric Clapton will put out his 23rd solo album, <i>I Still Do</i>, this spring.<p>The singer teamed with producer Glyn Johns, who has previously worked with the …

LeBron James Says Kobe Bryant Gave Him the Sneakers He Wore Against Carmelo Anthony in High School

The long-standing friendly rivalry between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony is well-documented, but today we're learning something new about about …

Remembering Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane Founder With ‘Mad, Epic Ideas’

At the height of San Francisco’s mid-Sixties psychedelic renaissance, Jefferson Airplane, the scene’s reigning band, often played free shows for the …

Max Weinberg on ‘River’ Tour, What He Learned From Bruce Springsteen

“<i>The River</i> is my summer record,” Max Weinberg said between sips of a cocktail in a hotel bar in Pittsburgh — the drummer’s reward after three hours …