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Kansas’ Robby Steinhardt Recovering After Surgery

Robby Steinhardt
Michael Putland, Getty Images

Former Kansas member Robby Steinhardt is on the mend after suffering a heart attack on Aug. 9.

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Kansas Violinist Robby Steinhardt Suffers Heart Attack

Robby Steinhardt
Michael Putland, Getty Images

Robby Steinhardt, a founding member of Kansas and a distinctive part of the band's signature sound, is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack on Aug. 9.

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Top 10 Kansas Songs

Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings

Think back to prog's 1970s heyday and you'll probably recall that British bands like Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Genesis pretty much dominated the landscape, leaving little room for American bands. Nevertheless, a few managed to emerge, like the Topeka-based Kansas, whose blend of

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Weekend Songs: Kansas, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’

Kansas, 'Leftoverture'
Kirshner Records

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Original Kansas Lineup Set to Reunite

Kansas
Facebook

In 2013 Kansas will be chalking up a major milestone when they celebrate four decades as a band. In honor of the special event, the band has unveiled their 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fan Appreciation Concert scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Gwar Record Gwar-ified Version of Kansas Classic ‘Carry on Wayward Son’

Gwar
AV Club

They've been around for almost 40 years, filling arenas, racking up plenty of hits, and selling millions of records along the way -- but the guys in Kansas have never had one of their songs covered by a bunch of costume-wearing metal enthusiasts. Until now, that is.

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Kansas Unite With King’s X for Fall 2012 Tour

Kansas
Facebook

Rock veterans Kansas recently wrapped their spring tour, and they're in the process of getting ready for a fall return. The band has announced headline dates with veteran prog rock act King's X supporting on most shows.

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No. 99: Kansas, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

Kansas
Facebook

The now-familiar a capella intro for ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the sonic hook that would help Kansas score their first major hit, a feat that was a long time coming for the band.

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Kansas Rocks Veterans with ‘Carry On’

Kansas
Courtesy, U.S. Army

Kansas may not realize it, but when they performed with members of the U.S. Army Orchestra during the Army Entertainment 'Carry On' concert, they left some very special memories behind.  U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christina Wensel, who performed 'Dust in the Wind' with Kansas violinist David Ragsdale at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. noted the Veterans Day concert was something she'll never forget.

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The Muppets’ Beaker Burns Through Kansas’ ‘Dust in the Wind’

Beaker
YouTube

The Muppets' fruitful association with classic rock continues. In this viral video, the oft put-upon but always gentlemanly lab assistant know Beaker offers his acoustic and meep–filled rendition of 'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas to an online audience. He certainly puts his own unique stamp on the tune.

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