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What Does Gene Simmons Of KISS Say About Early Van Halen Demos

Gene Simmons is one of the founding members of the rock group KISS, and along the way has made a name for himself. He is the one with the credit of discovering Van Halen. He thought they had a future and produced their demo.

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47 Years Ago: Brian Jones Plays His Final Show With the Rolling Stones

On May 12, 1968, Brian Jones took the stage for his last public concert with the Rolling Stones.

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By:Kevin Winter
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By:Kevin Winter Hulton Archive
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Do You Remember Him, Stanley Jordan Covers “Stairway To Heaven”

Back in the 80's Stanley Jordan and Stanley Clarke teamed up and had a small pop hit. The two of them were in uncharted territory because they were both Jazz artists. Stanley Clarke went on to record some big albums and is a featured player on others. Stanley Jordan? Well, here's where he wound up.

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Authorized Jimi Hendrix Biopic in the Works

Jimi Hendrix is making a not-so-slight return to a theater near you.

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20 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Leads All-Star Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Concert

On May 11, 1995, nearly five years after the helicopter crash that killed him, some of Stevie Ray Vaughan's talented peers united on a single stage to pay tribute to a life and career that ended too soon.

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Greg Kihn Releases New Novel Inspired by the Death of Brian Jones

The mystery surrounding Brian Jones' untimely death has fascinated Rolling Stones fans and rock historians for decades.

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Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary Is Headed to Cannes

A new Beatles documentary purporting to offer viewers an intimate look at the band's early years will seek studio suitors at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

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41 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Launch Swan Song Records

Led Zeppelin weren't the first rock 'n' roll band to be given their own record label, but they were among the most successful.

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You Think You Know Def Leppard?

As justly famous as Def Leppard has become, there are still plenty of lesser-known facts hidden away in their platinum-plated career.

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The History of ‘Ohio’: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Raw Reminder of the Kent State Massacre

On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen squared off against anti-war demonstrators on the campus of Ohio’s Kent State University.

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43 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group Release Their Final Album

Only a few months after the second incarnation of the Jeff Beck Group had released their first album, Beck and friends were (rough and) ready to record again.

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Six Years Ago: Bob Dylan Gets Personal on ‘Together Through Life’

Bob Dylan, commissioned to do some soundtrack work in 2008, kept recording with the assembled group -- ultimately producing an idiosyncratic, powerfully personal album called 'Together Through Life.'

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