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Stanton Moore – III Do you consider funk to be a subset of jazz or of rock?  If you’re Metairie, Louisiana’s Stanton Moore, funk is equal parts of both jazz and rock.  The drummer from the New Orleans funk outfit, Galactic, Moore has also loaned his talents to a wide variety of studio and live […]

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The Mission – Lighting The Candles DVD In October 2005, SPV released the first ever DVD collection of material from The Mission (know in the US as Mission UK).  For fans of the group that had been treated to numerous VHS compilations, 12-inch singles, customized art pieces, and limited-edition vinyl offerings over the years, this […]

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The incredible voice of Sandy Denny is well known to fans of early Fairport Convention and those that bothered to investigate who was singing the duet with Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle Of Evermore.”  Her debut solo album has recently been reissued in the UK in a deluxe, double disc set.  Originally released […]

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By now the word is out that there’s a group menacing the globe, consisting of Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin.  They are referred to as Them Crooked Vultures and farmers in Lower Backwardistan are locking […]

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Before I begin this review, let us please dispense with the term “grunge” as a way to describe music and stuff it aside as a word for the resinous build-up inside of a weed smoker’s bong.  “Grunge” has always been a media creation for lazy journalists to lump the music of all bands from Seattle […]

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Rock and roll music has an incredibly rich catalog of artists’ first recordings that not only showcase formidable talent but, sometimes, become career-defining moments. Call it beginner’s luck, call it the result for hard dues paid, here are 10 of the greatest rock debut albums. Stay tuned for more great debuts… 1. Guns N’ Roses, […]

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Over the next 25 days I’ll showcase a great moment in rock drumming from 25 different drummers. These are often songs that typify a drummer’s style and in some cases might be considered a “signature” song. They represent a broad range of techniques, musical styles and skill. Some are obvious, some less so and, others, […]

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Drums and drummers are the backbone of rock music, heavy metal, jazz, blues, big band and many other music genres. A rock show wouldn’t be a rock show without a drum solo, although it may be 10 minutes shorter! Rock singers and guitarists will always get the lion’s share of the fame, but take away […]

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The Internet has opened up a new world market for record and CD collectors, where one can search for any LP by U2, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, or import CDs by Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles or Grateful Dead. If you want it, chances are you can find it. Websites such as eBay, Amazon.com and […]

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It’s easy to take Bad Company for granted as another ‘70s musical dinosaur destined for perpetual play on classic-rock radio. But give their 1974 debut another spin in its entirety, and Bad Co.’s place in rock becomes clearer. Certainly Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant, not one to be bamboozled, saw the band’s possibilities and signed […]

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