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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Magic Bus by The Who [VIDEO]

The Who always had their own very unique sound, an this song is no exception. Magic Bus is a song about a man who wants to buy the bus that he takes to get to his girlfriend every day, but the driver does not want to sell it

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Take this Short Quiz to See How Much You Know About Prince

Starting with his debut album For You in 1978, Prince made a career out of spinning daringly sexual lyrics with a unique blend of Funk, Rock, Pop, R&B and New Wave, dubbed the "Minneapolis sound" after his hometown. To date, he has released over 30 albums and four films, including his 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders [VIDEO]

The song's title came about after The Pretenders first ever UK gig, when they were in the communal dressing room with The Strangeways, who they were supporting. Chrissie Hynde wanted to know whose trousers were sprawled over the back of a chair. One of The Strangeways Ada Wilson said: "I'll have them if there's any brass in the pockets." When Chrissie inquired what he meant by brass, it was explained to her that brass is a northern slang term for money. Chrissie fell in love with the expression and was inspired to write the song.

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(Photo Andrew J. Bernstein)
(Photo Andrew J. Bernstein)
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Want to Read a Really Great Rock Book? Check Out “California Slim” [REVIEW]

I recently completed a book by Andrew J. Bernstein titled California Slim The Music, the Magic, and the Madness. If you happen to be a baby boomer, this book will really hit home, or, if you are a student of rock, I guarantee you'll learn more from this book than you can imagine.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Two Princes by the Spin Doctors [VIDEO]

Their first single, Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, was a modest hit, climbing to #17 in the US. Two Princes did far better, becoming their biggest hit and best-known song. Both songs were composed by the entire band: Baron, Aaron Comess, Eric Schenkman and Mark White.

 

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50 Years Ago: The Who Fail Their Label Audition

It's hard to imagine the Who making it big without Keith Moon at the drum kit -- unless, that is, you happen to be Doug Sandom, the guy who sat there before him.

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘Nashville Skyline’

Bob Dylan's headfirst dive into country music was released on April 9, 1969.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heat of the Moment by Asia [VIDEO]

This song, which describes an intense relationship between a young couple, and questions what will happen when they get older. We've all been there, being caught up in the heat of the moment, doing foolish things we may regret, and then suddenly realizing what we got ourselves into

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(Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora wrote this in the basement of Sambora's mother's house. They wrote it in one day, it came easily because it was about their actual experiences touring.

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Rayman Opens His Vault for Another Lost Gold [AUDIO]

I was going through a stack of cd's this morning and found one marked 3. I often run across a song I like, and toss it on a blank disk, and give it a name or number. I played it, and to my amazement, found it was a copy of the Cryan Shames first album I picked up somewhere called Sugar & Spice the Cryan Shames.

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Mick Jagger Has Fun With U2 and Fergie On This Version Of “Gimme Shelter”

Sometimes you catch it in their eyes or smile, when a musician is having REAL fun. Obviously, they love what they do, but there are those moments when you catch the look.

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Billboard
Billboard
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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hold The Top Five Positions On Billboard’s Hot 100

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.

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