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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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Rare KISS Footage With Everyone On Different Instruments, And Forgetting Songs

This is perfect footage to show that everyone isn't perfect, and that no matter how much you are in the public eye you are still just a person. KISS played a meet and greet accoustic set for their Japanese fans, and started the show playing each others instruments.

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Rayman Reviews Quello, A New Concert and Music Documentary Video Service [REVIEW]

My favorite thing to do to relax is watch a good music concert on Netflix or Amazon and a few others. Music documentary's are also great love of mine. Thanks to my good friends at Lifehacker, I was turned on to a new service that just became available called Qello. You can search for artists and bands that you really like, and it will offer you suggestions based on your favorites.

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Rush To Issue Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Their 1974 Debut

Hard to believe, but 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Rush. To celebrate this milestone, 'Rush' is being re-issued on April 15 in a special vinyl deluxe edition box.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis and the News [VIDEO]

Heart and Soul was originally done by the Clovers back in 1961, ranking number 18 in the Top 40. The song was also done by Jab & Dean in 1961, Huey Lewis and the News charted highest of the two, 8 in the Top 40 in 1983.

 

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold on Tight by E.L.O.[VIDEO]

This was the first Electric Light Orchestra single not to use strings.

The third verse is in French. The translation is: "Hold on tight to your dream/Hold on tight to your dream/When you see your ship go sailing/When you feel your heart is breaking/Hold tight to your dream

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Bad Case of Loving You by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Known by most as Doctor, Doctor  this is one of many songs in the Blues/Rock tradition that compares the singers' love to a medical condition. Apparently, Palmer got hooked on whatever the doctor prescribed, as by 1985 he was Addicted To Love.

 

 

 

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams [VIDEO]

In the Summer of '69, Bryan was 9 years old. He said about the song: "It's a very simple song about looking back on the summertime and making love. For me, the '69 was a metaphor for making love not about the year

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