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KISS May Be Right, Their Fans May Be Wrong, Chris Allen Changes His Mind

I have come to a decision, I owe KISS an apology. The story that is floating around is KISS won't play the Rock N Roll Hall of fame the night of their induction because they can't decide who should play. That made me angry. KISS has maintained that they wanted their new guys and some of the older ones to play and be inducted.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-She’s Not There by the Zombies [VIDEO]

She's Not There has always been one of my all time favs, I think because it has an eerie, spooky touch to it. It was the Zombies first single, and  boosted by radio play in New York, the song became a hit in the US. Some of the unique chord changes Rod Argent used

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20 Years Ago: Darryl Jones Joins the Rolling Stones

In March of 1994, the Rolling Stones made their final (so far) lineup change.

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Rayman’s Song of the day-Backstabbers by the O’Jays [VIDEO]

One of the biggest vocal groups of the 70's and 80's were the O'Jays, led by Eddie Levert. Starting out in the late fifties as The Triumphs, and later as the Mascots, they were eventually renamed by their favorite Cleveland DJ Eddie O'Jay. Their greatest a

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35 Years Ago: Bad Company Release ‘Desolation Angels’

Bad Company released 'Desolation Angels' on March 17, 1979.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-How Much I Feel by Ambrosia [VIDEO]

This is one of Ambrosia's biggest hits. The song is about still being hung up on a woman long after they broke up. Near the end of the song, the singer mentions that he's married and "we're still going strong," but "sometimes when we make love, I can still see your face

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45 Years Ago: ‘The Velvet Underground’ Released

The Velvet Underground released their album known as 'VU' in March 1969.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Its Director

Dexter Fletcher has left the project, citing the usual "creative differences."

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Too Much Time on My Hands by Styx [VIDEO]

The song was written by Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw, who also sang lead on the track. Shaw says that the song came into his head when he was driving to the recording studio, and when he arrived, he quickly had the band record what was in his head so he wouldn't lose it

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45 Years Ago: Blue Cheer’s ‘New! Improved! Blue Cheer’ Released

Like a musical tsunami swallowing everything in sight, San Francisco’s Blue Cheer submerged all of those happy-go-lucky denizens of the Age of Aquarius with the chaotic soundwaves, howling feedback and sheer deafening volume produced by their seismic 1968 debut album, ‘Vincebus Eruptum.’

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Billie Jean by Michael Jackson [VIDEO]

Michael Jackson says about this song in Moonwalk, "A musician knows hit material. It has to feel right. Everything has to feel in place. It fulfills you and it makes you feel good. You know it when you hear it. That's how I felt about 'Billie Jean.' I knew it was going to be big while I was writing it. I was really absorbed in that song.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-After Midnight by Eric Clapton [VIDEO]

J.J. Cale wrote this song and released it as a demo. The first time Cale heard Clapton's version was when it came on his car radio. Cale recalled to Mojo magazine that when he heard Clapton's version playing on his radio, "I was dirt poor, not making enough to eat and I wasn't a young man. I was i

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