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5 Underrated Songs from the Who

The Who was one of the first bands I really got into from the Classic Rock era. I think what attracted me was how instantly recognizable the band's major hits were. Songs like "My Generation", "Who Are You", "Teenage Wasteland", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are such epic songs and rock standards that I knew them, and that they were done by the Who, long before I owned any of the band's actual albums.

The Evolving Face of Incubus: 6 Songs from Across The Band's Career

I always like looking back on how I came to some of my favorite bands as it usually results in some ridiculously absurd stories and my first experience with Incubus is no exception. It was during a large concert event back in 1999 that I had attended in order to see a few of the other groups on the bill. I actually walked out on Incubus as soon as they took the stage, before the first song, only to catch a glimpse of Brandon Boyd playing what appeared to be a large conga drum in front of some crazy psychedelic lighting on the televisions in the arena lobby.

5 Reasons to Listen to the Velvet Underground

When I first came to the music of the Velvet Underground, I couldn't understand why some people seemed so devoted to this band; it was certainly a cult following. Now, a few years later, other people surely look at me the same way I used to look at the others, as I've grown to be such a huge fan of this band. I've already written a few things for the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll about the Velvet Underground and I even wrote a piece on their work with Andy Warhol during college, but there always seems to be more I can say about this group.

The Legacy and Possible Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins: Part 3 The Rebirth through Zeitgeist?

For me, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, that even at their worst I found interesting and compelling enough to listen to. I'm a big fan of their first three albums of course, but can also appreciate the their new directions on Adore and even MACHINA I and II. Since the announcement that they would be "reforming" for a new album and subsequent new tour I have been preparing myself for new Pumpkins music and have stated multiple times that I was looking forward to hearing new material from one of my all time favorite bands.

The Legacy and Possible Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins: Part 2 The Songs

For me, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, that even at their worst I found interesting and compelling enough to listen to. I'm a big fan of their first three albums of course, but can also appreciate the their new directions on Adore and even MACHINA I and II. Since the announcement that they would be "reforming" for a new album and subsequent new tour I have been preparing myself for new Pumpkins music and have stated multiple times that I was looking forward to hearing new material from one of my all time favorite bands.

The Legacy and Possible Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins: Part 1 The Live Shows

For me, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, that even at their worst I found interesting and compelling enough to listen to. I'm a big fan of their first three albums of course, but can also appreciate the their new directions on Adore and even MACHINA I and II. Since the announcement that they would be "reforming" for a new album and subsequent new tour I have been preparing myself for new Pumpkins music and have stated multiple times that I was looking forward to hearing new material from one of my all time favorite bands.

Rock & Roll Feature: Jefferson Airplane and the Summer of Love on their Surrealistic Pillow

This is the eighth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

40th Anniversary of the Monterey Pops Festival this Month

This year, 2007, has already had a number of major anniversaries. The most obvious to come to mind being the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band just earlier this month, but there was more than just a classic Beatles album debuting in the summer of 1967.

Complete Streaming of the New Queens of the Stone Age Album

Well, yesterday I got a glimpse at another interesting way to market new music on the Internet, and it was a pretty sweet glimpse at that as it involved the complete streaming of the new Queens of the Stone Age album Era Vulgaris.

Have bands chosen to stream entire albums before?

Looking Back on 40 years of Sgt Pepper and His Lonely Hearts Club Band

As was mentioned on the actual day briefly, June 1st 2007 was the 40th anniversary of the Beatles legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band being released. Yes, it was June 1st 1967 when this album first came out to forever change the face of rock and roll and what an album could be, and in general blow the minds of everyone who listened to it.

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