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Not Just Another Friday

Cheap Trick‘s 20th studio album is out this Friday (tomorrow). In Another World is their first album since 2017 and their first for BMG. Produced by their longtime associate Julian Raymond, it contains 13 songs, including a cover of John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth,” which they released in 2019. n Another World is available digitally as well as on…read more »

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RUSH: 2021-2112=45

April 1st, marked the 45th anniversary of Rush releasing their fourth album, 2112. Often described as the first progressive metal album, it saved them from being dropped by Mercury Records. In 2016, for the album’s 40th anniversary, it was re-released in a deluxe format, which added an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material — including…read more »

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VAN HALEN: Runnin’ With the Same Beat

Numerous songs recorded over the past 30 years underwent quantization, which is the process of fixing all the parts to a fixed beat – even if that’s not how it was originally played. So, a YouTuber calling himself Dr. Bob has posted a video using Van Halen‘s “Runnin’ With the Devil,” recorded in 1977, as an example. He says, “I…read more »

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FLEETWOOD MAC: Going Back Again

Mick Fleetwood plans to follow up the release next month of his Peter Green tribute concert album and DVD with a documentary on Fleetwood Mac’s founder and their career before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks launched them into the stratosphere. Mick tells Rolling Stone, “We’re working on what I hope will be a really substantive…read more »

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Foo Fighters Talk Medicine

Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters did a track-by-track video discussion of Medicine at Midnight. Check out the entire playlist on YouTube.read more »