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Mark Knopfler talks about a classic riff.
Mark Knopfler talks about a classic riff.

Here's an interesting interview clip  in which Mr. Knopfler talks about the "Money for Nothing" riff, the origin of the song's lyrics, and how many things in music came about more or less by...

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GNR:
GNR: "Whatever, Steven Tyler."

As you've likely seen and heard, country singer Steven Tyler has been taking credit for the Guns N' Roses reunion shows. You know who has a problem with that? Guns N' Roses. They've posted a...

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Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon and J.D. Souther on the loss of Glenn Frey.
Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon and J.D. Souther on the loss of Glenn Frey.

Joe Walsh: " I keep coming back to one of Glenn’s favorite ways to sum things up: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen... Elvis h as left the building.'” Somehow, that seems totally...

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Bob Seger on the passing of Glenn Frey
Bob Seger on the passing of Glenn Frey

Bob talks about how much he misses Glenn, how grateful Glenn was to his fans, and about how Glenn's health was much worse than any of us knew.  This has been a sad year so far. I got...

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Pink Floyd's Nick Mason is thinking about taking drum lessons.
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason is thinking about taking drum lessons.

Everyone in show business--actually, everyone, period!--should take a lesson in humility from Nick Mason. Dude played drums for Pink Floyd, one of the biggest, most influential musical forces of...

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Is Steven Tyler getting ready for a solo (country) tour?
Is Steven Tyler getting ready for a solo (country) tour?

Steven Tyler has scheduled a couple of solo performances.  He'll be backed by a band from Nashville, and it looks like he'll be doing his new country material as well as Aerosmith songs....

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Sorry Jimmy, I ain't buyin' it.
Sorry Jimmy, I ain't buyin' it.

For the seventh or eighth year in a row now, Jimmy Page says that next year REALLY IS THE YEAR he'll finally go out on tour . He's actually talked about touring in 2016 twice so far this year, so...

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A new Pink Floyd EP... That's actually really, really old.
A new Pink Floyd EP... That's actually really, really old.

I don't feel bad that I missed out on this, because I wasn't in England at the time and couldn't have picked up a copy anyway: Just a few weeks ago, Pink Floyd stealthily released "1965," a...

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Revisit 1985 with Eddie and Dave... No, the OTHER Dave.
Revisit 1985 with Eddie and Dave... No, the OTHER Dave.

Dave as in Letterman. Here's Eddie Van Halen jamming out with the Late Night Band.  A bit of night owl television rock history. The big surprise for me? I don't remember a lineup of the band...

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Rush goes to Chicago. Sort of.
Rush goes to Chicago. Sort of.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush will appear on the show "Chicago Fire" on Tuesday, the 17th of this month. Not surprisingly, the folks at the Rush Is A Band blog have tons of details ...

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