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    I Like the 'Likes'

    I like the 'Likes'. They were trialled here on the old software and I was sorry to see them removed. Also, the alerts in the top right corner are quite useful.
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    Santana Duet

    I could not find the Santana thread so I created one for this duet with two of the most fluid guitarists together: Carlos Santana and George Benson on Breezin' (1976). Just watch Santana's fingers at around the two-and-a-half minute mark. I really like trawling YouTube for footage of Santana...
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    Former Hawkwind synth pioneer Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies has died

    This was posted on Team Rock about five hours ago: Hawkwind have confirmed that their former synth player and keyboardist Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies has died. Hawkwind issued a statement which reads: “We are very sad to let you know that our old friend and band mate DikMik, Michael Davies, passed...
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    What's your favourite Neil Young album?

    Which is your favourite album by Neil Young, with or without Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse or CSN&Y? I like the heavy grungey material from the late seventies, such as Zuma and American Stars 'n' Bars, but Rust Never Sleeps and Live Rust (both 1979 and sometimes released together) stand out.
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    Yahoo! Top 10 Ridiculous 1980s Music Videos

    The disagreeable Yahoo! have their Top 10 Ridiculous 1980s Music Videos 10. We Built This City - Starship 9. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor 8. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler 7. You Spin Me Round Like a Record - Dead Or Alive 6. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham! 5. Safety...
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    Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham are back

    After BCC, Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham are back with 23-year-old guitarist Andrew Watt. The latter was introduced to Hughes by Julian Lennon and it will be interesting to see how he fares. A new album, from the band now called California Breed, is due later this year. Watt writes and sings...
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    The UK’s ten bestselling albums of all time - how many do you own?

    From Yahoo News, the words are theirs and it is certainly in need of editing, but I posted in a hurry. I would assume the US chart to be almost completely different and there are some entries of which I am not proud. Queen and Abba are okay by me, but The Beatles behind them shows the fickle...
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    Great Album, Then They Were Gone

    By this I mean a band or artist who made one great album: - and split - and perhaps a few that were disregarded for a variety of reasons - in a particular style - with one lineup For example, I was thinking of Everybody's Crazy by Michael Bolton, which was a hard rock album before he...
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    A Classic Album You've Never Heard

    Various recent threads have reminded me of classic, highly rated, cult or well-known albums that I have never heard. These are: - Throwing Copper by Live - The Tim Owens albums by Judus Priest There are others: - Any Sven Galli album - I don't think I've heard the Mad Season...
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    Pete Seeger dies, aged 94

    Influential folk singer Pete Seeger has died, aged 94. He was famous for Turn, Turn, Turn, We Shall Overcome and Where Have all the Flowers Gone?, and was a subject of the hateful McCarthy witchhunts. Pete Seeger dies aged 94 | Music |
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    American Rock on BBC4 TV

    American Rock on BBC4 Friday 10th January 2014: 09:00pm Born to be Wild - The evolution of 20th C American rock music (new) 10:00pm Jimi Hendrix the Road to Woodstock (also new)
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    Pink Floyd on BBC TV Tonight 01/11/13

    On BBC 4 tonight is: 09:00 Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (a repeat on this channel) - creation of their ninth studio album 10:00 Pink Floyd: A Delicate Sound of Thunder (listed as 'new') - footage from the 1989 tour 11:35 Pink Floyd Miscellany: 1967-2005 (a repeat on this channel) 12:35...
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    Q Awards 2013

    Q Magazine, who informed us that Jimi Hendrix was overrated, have made their 2013 awards. Most notable of the nominees to 'fail' was David Bowie, nominated in a number of categories. Other 'failures' include Kraftwerk, The Rolling Stones and Daft Punk. Who are Vampire Weekend? They are the best...
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    I Recently Discovered . . .

    . . . Shout!, the new 2xCD by Gov't Mule, whom I had never heard before. I read that Glenn Hughes sings on a track on their new album Shout! The album is unusual in that they recorded the songs as a band and then recorded them again for a second CD with guests. Hughes sings on No Reward...
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    The Making of Quadrophenia

    I've just noticed on BBC 4 tonight (Sat 17th August) 10:30pm is Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me, a programme about the making of The Who's sixth studio album. This is followed by The Who at the Electric Proms from 2006 (Endless Wire).
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    George Duke RIP

    From USA Today: "Jazz musician George Duke died Monday in Los Angeles at age 67. A pioneer in the funk and R&B genres, he had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to his label Concord Music Group, which confirmed his death."
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    Paul McCartney & Wings on TV

    Paul McCartney and Wings on Rockshow, from 1976, is being shown on BBC 4 tomorrow Friday 5th July from 9:00pm. It says 'new' so it may not have been shown on TV before, but is from Seattle on the Wings Over America tour. On the same evening, BBC 4 are also repeating the Wings Over the World...
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    CRF Trivia

    Feel free to post your 'obscure' classic rock music facts here, even if they are a revelation to you and we already knew them! For example: Nick Mason is the only member of Pink Floyd to appear on all of the band's albums. When a customer at a London record store asked for a...
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    Congratulations to One Direction!

    One Direction win New Musical Express magazine's Worst Band Award fir the second year running! 2000 Worst Record Of The Year: Vengaboys, for We're Going to Ibiza 2001 Villain of the Year: Robbie Williams 2002 Villain of the Year: Osama bin Laden 2003 Worst Album: Robbie Williams, for...
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    Music at the Academy Awards 2013

    Host Seth MacFarlane kicked off the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with the quip, "I honestly cannot believe I'm here. It's an honour that everyone else said 'no'". The Family Guy creator launched into a satirical song about ******* appearances by actresses in the movies. Anne...
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    RIP Kevin Ayers

    Kevin Ayers, a founding member of Soft Machine and a key figure in the Canterbury scene, has died aged 68. All I know so far is that he died in his sleep at his home in France. I first took notice of him on The Confessions of Dr Dream album (1974), which featured Ollie Halsall. Sweet Deceiver...
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    Kerrang! 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time

    When referencing bands on Wikipedia, this poll keeps cropping up - it is the 'Kerrang! 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time' list from 20007. The magazine seems to be competing with Rolling Stone for the most bizarre lists. This one is incongruous to me because I don't like the term...
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    Suggestion regarding spam

    I was perusing another forum recently and noticed they had a rule whereby new members are required to post comments for three months before they can contribute links. There is flexibility depending on the types of post and links, but having the rule in place does seem to limit the amount of...
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    Classic Rock Emoticons

    I found this and thought I would share it:
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    Neal Schon: Hardline and Soul Sirkus

    Neal Schon: Hardline and Soul Cirkus I really like Neal Schon's guitar playing from the Santana and early Journey days. Critics say he is technically strong like Santana, but lacks the flair or imagination. Me, I don't care, I just think that, like Scott Gorham of Thin lizzy, he is a class...

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