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By Jay Snead:- Sure, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and created an international following. They had five Platinum and three Gold albums and three top-10 singles including a #1. Guitarist Rick Neilsen was especially admired, he played with Todd Rundgren, John Lennon, the Yardbirds, Foo Fighters, and Alice Cooper. His […]

By Scott MacFeeters: – He didn’t leave on bad terms, but I wouldn’t call them good terms. It could be Peter’s hairstyles that turned off the other members. The members of Genesis were feeling that Peter’s theatrics on stage was taking the focus away from the music. This is especially true of Tony Banks. The […]

By James O’Connor:- Ahhh….Jethro Tull. This is a band (named after the English agriculturalist and inventor) formed in 1967 that started as a Blues Rock/English Folk band, added some elements of Jazz Fusion and became one of England’s premier Progressive Rock bands of the era. Founder Ian Anderson has kept the band going with a […]

R J Holland, former Professional Drummer Session and Touring Bands:- Bernard Purdie came up with the Purdie Half Time Shuffle. The guy is a phenomenal drummer. If you are listening to a song and say, “Holy shit, what fantastic drumming. This drummer is showing up everyone on the record and the thing you notice most […]

By Victor Padilla:- Steven Adler, drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses Guns N’ Roses classic lineup, from left to right, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, & Slash. In July 1987, Guns N’ Roses released its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, which to date has sold over 28 million […]

By David Brown:- The most obvious ones — Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins — have already been mentioned, but there are others: Jon Anderson of Yes: he has FIFTEEN solo albums, some done during his tenure with Yes, some not. Although one could argue that none have been quite successful. Many are out of print at […]

By Mick DeLeon:- Chuck Berry started off playing the blues. And he was good. Growing up as he did with the influence of country music and R&B, he developed a style which was just as much a cornerstone of rock & roll as boogie-woogie piano. Because his fame and fortune were wrapped up in songs […]

By Russell Spear:- When you ask about great bands – not just good but great – then you’re talking about a select few. That means we’re gonna have to go back quite a ways for the last truly great rock band. Pantera was the last truly great rock band and I’ll tell you why. When […]

By Dave Owens:- Bottom line, this guy. Photo credit: Wikipedia Michael McDonald was initially a temporary replacement for lead singer Tom Johnston. Johnston became ill during a national tour in 1975, but both the band and the fans really loved McDonald’s silky smooth voice so he stayed in the group. He took the Doobies in […]

By Russell Spear: – Voodoo Chile from 1968 is Jimi Hendrix at his best. That certainly makes it timeless. Jimi sings: “Well I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand.” While that’s a little difficult to believe, his guitar playing is phenomenal enough to make you think […]

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