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A Look Back at the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio: ‘A Watershed Moment in Recording Technology’

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In December 1971, Deep Purple were in Montreux, Switzerland, to make what would become their bestselling album, ‘Machine Head.'

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Sammy Hagar on His New Acoustic Album and Revisiting Classics – Exclusive Interview

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HK Management

Sammy Hagar has been all about spontaneity over the past few years.

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Roger Taylor Talks About Solo Work, Queen in the ’70s: ‘We Were Just a Heavy Rock Band’ – Exclusive Interview

Jim Marks
Jim Marks

For more than 40 years Roger Taylor has been the drummer behind the kit for Queen.

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Dennis DeYoung on Ignoring the Naysayers and Moving on Without Styx – Exclusive Interview

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Dennis DeYoung, after nearly two decades away from Styx, is at peace -- with their legacy and with his own.

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How Survivor’s Jim Peterik Helped .38 Special + Sammy Hagar Write Big Hits

Image Credit: Lynne Peters
Image Credit: Lynne Peters

The liner notes for 1976's ‘Don’t Fight the Feeling’ branded Jim Peterik as a “survivor,” a name he would borrow for his next group only a couple of years later.

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25 Years Ago: Billy Joel Emerges From Troubled Times with ‘Storm Front’

Billy Joel
Columbia Records

Billy Joel rose to prominence in the '70s, but it wasn't until the following decade that he truly came of age, writing and recording a series of albums that showcased his stylistic breadth as well as the melodic depth of his songwriting.

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35 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Tries Something New with ‘Tusk’

Tusk

How do you release a double album that goes multi-platinum, breaks the Top Five, spawns multiple hit singles, and spends months in the Top 40 while still being widely regarded as an artistic folly and a flop?

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20 Years Ago: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Reunite for the Daring, Genre-Bending ‘No Quarter’

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Atlantic

Any Led Zeppelin fan expecting Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's long-awaited reunion to include John Paul Jones must have been stunned to find them working instead with street musicians in Marrakech, Morocco.

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40 Years Ago: Billy Joel Tries to Find His Feet With ‘Streetlife Serenade’

Billy Joel, 'Streetlife Serenade'
Columbia

In 1974, Billy Joel had one hit album under his belt (1973's 'Piano Man') and a whole bunch of platinum records in his future (starting with 1977's 'The Stranger').

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Exclusive: Sammy Hagar Talks About ‘Paper Money,’ His Last Album With Montrose

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Michael Putland, Getty Images

We spoke with Sammy Hagar on the 40th anniversary of the release of Montrose's 'Paper Money.'

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