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Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow Do Honky Tonk Woman [VIDEO]

I've always loved Sheryl Crow. Great singer and sexy. Team her up with Jagger, and you never know what to expect.

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15 Songs That Define the Boomer Generation

If you happen to be a Boomer, you'll probably remember most of these songs. Some I agreed with, and some I didn't, but it's fun to get someone else's views too. I had fun with it because I added (in my mind) some songs I thought would fit in

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By: Frazer Harrison
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By: Frazer Harrison Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Pretty Woman by Van Halen [VIDEO]

Roy Orbison was the first to record this song in 1964. Van Halen recorded it after completing their 1981 "Invasion" tour. 

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By: Mike Coppola
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By: Mike Coppola Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A by John Mellencamp [VIDEO]

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. is subtitled "A Salute to '60s Rock," and despite Mellencamp's feeling that "I don't think people are getting the idea of what the song's about, so I must've not done a very good job."

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Glen Campbell Sued Over Upcoming Documentary Movie; Alzheimers Patients Legal Rights Questioned In Suit

After disclosing that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, country/pop  singer-songwriter and television star Glen Campbell has allowed the public into his life to witness his struggles and path along the way.  Now he's being sued and his diagnosis is at the center of the dispute.

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By: Jason Merritt
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Refugee by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers [VIDEO]

Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell wrote the music and Petty added the lyrics. Mike tells us about the recording process:
"That was a hard record to make. It was a 4-track that I made at my house. Tom wrote over the music as it was, no changes, but it took us forever to actually cut the track. We just had a hard time getting the feel right. We must have recorded that 100 times.

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The Story of How Sharon Sheeley Got Her Song to Ricky Nelson [VIDEO]

Last week I told the story of how I met Ricky Nelson. This week you'll find out how Sharon got a song to him, and what he did with it.

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(Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-It’s Only Rock and Roll by The Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

Stones Guitarist Ron Wood tells us about the song: "That was recorded in my house in 1974. In Richmond. The original tape was made there in my studio with Willy Weeks on bass, Kenney Jones on drums, me on guitar, and David Bowie and Mick on vocals. And Keith said, 'I've taken the precaution of wiping all of your guitars.' And I said, 'Oh, mate. This is the guy I'm gonna have to spend some time with.

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Slash Describes How Guns N’ Roses Got Together

Buckle up, Guns N' Roses fans, while Slash relives the trip to Seattle that turned the group's classic lineup from a bunch of guys into a band of brothers.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rockin Into The Night by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan wrote this for their band Survivor. Survivor recorded the song for their first albumbut the producer decided it wasn't right for the record. John Kalodner, who signed .38 Special and Survivor, took the rough mix and gave it to.38 Special's manager, Mark Spector.

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Before They Were Kiss: The History of Wicked Lester

The seeds of Kiss, quite famously, grew from an early '70s band called Wicked Lester.

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GEORGE FEST An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison
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Watch Weird Al Yankovic Sing George Harrison, Never Thought I Would See This

I am a huge Weird Al fan, I have been buying his records since I was a kid listening to him on the Doctor Demento Show. He is one of the few artists that I have stayed with even though he became more popular. He was one of the artists chosen to sing at Georgefest.

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