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5 Classic Songs That Owe Their Very Existence to Chuck Berry

When Chuck Berry left us at the age of 90 on Mar. 18, 2017, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer left behind an enormous treasure trove of tunes that changed the world. Without the likes of “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “Rock and Roll

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The Rock of the Irish

What are the six greatest bands from Ireland? Well, there’s U2, Thin Lizzy, My Bloody Valentine and…

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5 New Records With a ‘70s Spirit

Lady Wray, Emily Duff and Deus Ex Machina craft country-soul and progressive-rock with an enticingly retro feel.

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10 Beatles Covers You Really Need to Hear

While we admit nothing can compare to the originals, these interpretations of “Fixing a Hole,” “I’m Looking Through You” and “In My Life” are worth a listen.

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Six Valentine’s Day Tunes from the New Romantics

At the dawn of the ‘80s a movement emerged in England as a backlash against punk’s grim, grayscale vision and year-zero no-future philosophy. Bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Visage, and a host of others chose hedonism over nihilism, glamour over grime, and a frothy,