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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold On Loosely by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Hold On Loosely is a song about getting too close. Sometimes, when we get too close to a person, it scares them, or puts them on the defensive. Hold On Loosely means stay close, but not so close it's smothering. Give me some spa

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14 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-We Didin’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel [VIDEO]

The lyrics are a list of events that Joel felt his generation was not responsible for. A lot of the references are to the Cold War (US vs. Russia), a problem his generation inherited. In the liner notes of Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel, Joel explains that he wrote this song after a conversation with John Lennon's son Sean.

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30 Years Ago: Ratt Releases ‘Out of the Cellar’

Ratt's aptly named 'Out of the Cellar' was released on March 27, 1984.

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Who Is The Best KISS Tribute Band

With KISS making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there are a lot of tribute bands. I scoured the you tube videos to pick these few, see if you agree, these guys.....and ladies are the best.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves [VIDEO]

Kimberly Rew, who founded Katrina & the Waves, wrote this song. Unfortunately, Katrina & the Waves are considered a one-hit-wonder in the United States (where the band name evoked unfortunate images after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster),

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Urgent by Foreigner [VIDEO]

The group wanted a "Junior Walker-style" sax solo for this record. When they took a break from recording, one of the members read in New York newspaper The Village Voice that Walker was performing that night mere blocks from the recording studio.

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Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five, Chris Allen’s Favorite Journey Songs

It's Friday and I hope you're ready for the weekend. Here's your Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five from this morning. I am a huge Journey fan (among others) and my friend Kelly is a huge fan of them too so I have been talking Journey with her a lot, so I am giving you my favorite 5.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones

Personally, I've loved this song since the first time I heard it. In fact, when I lived in Boston, I bought a sailboat, and named  her Gimme Shelter. I had an artist friend come down to the boat and paint the name on, even the tongue!

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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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