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Carmine Appice: A Classic Rock Classic

Carmine Appice has definitely been there and done that. For one thing, he’s probably the only drummer to have been considered as a replacement for both Keith Moon in The Who AND John Bonham in Led Zeppelin. Naturally, he has stories to tell. Listen to a few of them here…

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The Spirit of Rock Lives On

Last summer, a LA jury determined that a copyright lawsuit failed to prove that Led Zeppelin lifted “Stairway to Heaven“‘s intro from Spirit‘s “Taurus” (1968). While the ruling put that matter to rest (at least from a legal standpoint), the trial also shone a light

Let Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bob Dylan Be Your Travel Guides

Whether you’re one of the weary souls crowding onto planes, trains and into automobiles to head home for the holidays this month, or one of many more looking to escape on a Kerouacian journey of self discovery, you can be sure there’s a soundtrack to

When Wood and Wire Come to Life

My bass is a 1969 Fender Jazz. I own several instruments; a fine acoustic guitar of maple, rosewood, and mother of pearl, a gorgeous, “azure glow” Rickenbacker, and two charming ukuleles. But if the house was on fire and my family was safe and I

Prince, Todd, RuPaul, and Me

Prince and I did not get off, so to speak, on the good foot. While he would ultimately influence me – both personally and musically – as much as Bowie or The Beatles (my Trinity), his presence initially challenged the most important friendship of my