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Michael Jackson – Secret Guests in Rock Songs

UPDATE: The Doobie Brothers say this isn't true.

We all know (or if not, you're soon to learn) about Michael Jackson's knack for using the hottest guitarist of the moment as guests on many of his albums. But apparently, the King of Pop paid the rock world back -- secretly -- by singing background vocals for the Doobie Brothers.

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Weekend Songs: The Doobie Brothers, ‘Black Water’

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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Top 10 Doobie Brothers Songs

The Doobie Brothers are really two different bands -- three, if you count the group that's soldiered on without Michael McDonald since the late '80s. The first were sort of a post-Woodstock group of long-haired jam freaks that played a mix of Dead-inspired roots music, twangy country rock, biker boogie and old-fashioned three-chord guitar rock.

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Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston Reflects on ‘Listen to the Music’ at 40

In 1972, the infectious strumming riff that opened ‘Listen to the Music’ introduced fans to the uniquely American sound of the Doobie Brothers. Their blend of rock and R&B produced a string of hits throughout the next decade. At age 40, ‘Listen to the Music’ remains a classic rock radio staple and the Doobies -- with founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons -- still maintain a busy tour schedule.

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It’s Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter’s Mustache

The guitarist extraordinaire was a big part of the success of both Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, and has since gone on to become an in demand musician.

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Doobie Brothers Releasing ‘Let the Music Play’ Documentary on Nov. 13

The Doobie Brothers have enjoyed more than four decades of hit records and world tours, and now the group will chronicle their musical adventures in a new documentary. 'Let the Music Play' is slated for release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital video on Nov. 13 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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Lara Johnston – 30 Hottest Rockstar Daughters

It's hard to believe that hottie Lara Johnston is the daughter of Doobie Brothers founder Tom Johnston. Perhaps if he were to get rid of his catepiller-esque mustache we might be able to see some resemblance, but we don't really need it...

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‘General Hospital’ Soap Stars Rock Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith + More on New CD

After a highly-successful first album as Port Chuck, 'General Hospital' soap stars Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash and Bradford Anderson are back at it with 'Volume 2,' this time featuring classic '80s hits from Aerosmith, Duran Duran, Doobie Brothers and many more.

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Chicago and Doobie Brothers Announce 2012 Tour

For the fifth time in their careers, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will tour together. The two classic rock bands will be on the road playing mostly sheds and amphitheaters for 25 dates across the country between July 11 and August 26. Chicago are the headliners, but the show promises to have both bands on stage for the finale playing some of their biggest hits.

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Doobie Brothers Singer Michael McDonald Alleges Conspiracy by Major Record Labels

Former Doobie Brothers singer Michael McDonald is suing the band's longtime label in an attempt to get more money for masters licensed to third-party music downloaders such as iTunes and Amazon. According to Billboard, the white-haired vocalist wants 50 percent of receipts instead of 12-20 percent.

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