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Jethro Tull

Even if their long career stalled at the start of the ‘70s, Jethro Tull would still go down in rock history for one crucial thing: They proved that the flute could be a killer rock ‘n’ roll instrument. Frontman Ian Anderson has wielded the instrument – a favorite among middle-school-band girls and wandering minstrels for almost a thousand years – like a madman onstage, aggressively blowing solos usually reserved for guitars or saxophones. But paired with the band’s era-spanning brand of prog-folk music – expertly displayed on 1971’s breakthrough ‘Aqualung’ album – the flute has become a weapon of mass destruction in Anderson’s hands. Despite the many lineup changes the band has gone through over the years, Jethro Tull’s records have rarely diverted from their ambitious paths. The group infamously won the first-ever Hard Rock/Metal Grammy in 1989, which isn’t as farfetched as detractors claim.

Jethro Tull, ‘A Passion Play: An Extended Performance’ – Album Review

Jethro Tull
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Jethro Tull have released a re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1973 album, 'A Passion Play.'

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Jethro Tull’s ‘A Passion Play’ Getting Deluxe Reissue Treatment

Jethro Tull, 'A Passion Play'
Chrysalis

This 2-CD/2-DVD package offers Steven Wilson stereo mixes of Tull's original 1973 album.

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson To Release ‘Thick as a Brick’ Live Set

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Ian Anderson will release a live set that includes both Jethro Tull's 'Thick as a Brick' and its 2012 sequel.

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Did a Jethro Tull Song Influence The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California?

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive

If so, Tull frontman Ian Anderson says he holds no ill will, calling it "a kind of tribute."

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Ian Anderson Weighs in on Possibility of New Jethro Tull Album

Ian Anderson
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Fresh off a new solo release, Ian Anderson says: 'I think I prefer, in my twilight years, to use my own name.'

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Jethro Tull Can’t Escape Rabbit Costumes – Real Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

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One of the most famous moments in 'Spinal Tap' finds bassist Derek Smalls trapped in a pod on stage, fighting to get out as his bandmates performed 'Rock and Roll Creation' without him. For Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, that hit close to home -- very close.

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Announces Third ‘Thick as a Brick’ LP

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Ian Anderson isn't finished with Gerald Bostock, a mythical character whose poetry was said to have inspired Jethro Tull's legendary 1972 prog classic 'Thick as a Brick.'

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Jethro Tull Announce Deluxe ‘Benefit’ Reissue

Jethro Tull, 'Benefit'
Chrysalis

Jethro Tull's third album is getting the deluxe reissue treatment this fall.

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Top 10 Jethro Tull Songs

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Hulton Archive/Stringer, Getty Images

Say what you will about Jethro Tull – and the British band has been the target of both acclaim and ridicule over the decades – but the bottom line is no other band sounds anything like them. By picking up a concert flute (after deciding he’d never le

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Jethro Tull Vs. T. Rex – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

Jethro Tull T Rex

The people have spoken, and T. Rex will battle Jethro Tull in the July Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals. The winner will become the fourth entrant into our hallowed (and 100% fan-voted) establishment.

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