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Ministry, REM, King Crimson drummer dies at 59

R.E.M., King Crimson Drummer Bill Rieflin Dies at 59

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Bill Rieflin, American drummer, mostly associated with acts Ministry, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, and King Crimson, dies at 59.READ MORE

Tame Impala

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Helps You Sleep With 'Bedtime Mix' Playlist

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Phil Taggart invited Tame Impala's Kevin Parker onto his BBC Radio 1 program late Sunday night to pick some tunes designed to get listener's minds off the coming Monday grind and help them fall asleep with Parker's "Bedtime Mix," which included Frank Ocean, Panda Bear, Air, Gotye, King Crimson, Kaftwerk and The Flaming Lips.READ MORE

Chris Squire and his iconic Rickenbacker bass.

5 Great Chris Squire Bass Songs in Memory of The Legendary Yes-Man

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Today is a sad one for fans of classic rock, progressive rock, and the bass guitar in general: Chris Squire was one of the most deft and appreciated players of four string to emerge from the first generation of prog rock bands, and played in every one of Yes's concerts for more than 45 years. He'll miss his first show with the band on August 7 when Yes opens a tour with Toto: Unfortunately, Squire succumbed to leukemia this weekend, shortly after he had announced his first hiatus from group. Yes has long shuffled members but Squire would end up being the one constant, and now the group will have to look deep at itself before it continues touring post-2015. For just a brief overview of Squire's best bass parts, check out the five tracks below from bios massive discography.READ MORE

Genesis - 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' (1974)

5 Best Songs from Genesis's 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'

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Today, Nov. 18, marks the 40th anniversary of Genesis's landmark concept album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," which was their last with original lead vocalist Peter Gabriel. Across 23 tracks over 94 minutes, the album tells the bizarre story of a Puerto Rican teenager named Rael who goes on a surreal journey through New York City to rescue his brother John. To celebrate this masterwork of progressive rock, here are the album's five best songs.READ MORE

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8 Albums The Flaming Lips Should Cover Next: The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and More

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This Wednesday, Oct. 28, The Flaming Lips will be releasing their full-length tribute to The Beatles's legendary "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which will be their fourth reinterpretation of a classic album, following Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon," King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King" and The Stone Roses's self-titled debut. If they ever plan on making anymore of these tribute albums, here are eight suggestions, including The Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin.READ MORE

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King Crimson's 'In The Court Of The Crimson King': 5 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

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Today, Oct. 10, marks the 45th anniversary of King Crimson's classic debut album In the Court of the Crimson King. With its blend of jazz and classical music with rock and even heavy metal, the album is considered to be one of the very first progressive rock albums, and would pave the way for '70s prog giants such as Yes, Jethro Tull, and of course, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, whose own Greg Lake rose to fame as King Crimson's bassist and vocalist. In celebration of this classic album's 45th anniversary, here are its five songs ranked, from weakest to best.READ MORE

Simon & Garfunkel

9 Bands That Have Broken Up More Than Once: Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, And More

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Yesterday, Sept. 18, the very sad news broke that Ohio indie rock legends Guided By Voices had suddenly broken-up and canceled their upcoming tour dates. This is second time the group has split (the first split occurred back in 2004), which isn't all that uncommon. Here are nine other bands that have broken up twice, or even more times.READ MORE

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11 Albums That Begin The Same Way They End: Pink Floyd, Neil Young, And More

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Though some albums are nothing more than a bunch of songs thrown together onto the same disc with little thematic or even musical connection to one another, these 11 albums are albums in the truest sense, repeating certain ideas at their beginnings and ends in order to give the collection a sense of unity. Here are 11 albums that begin the same way they end.READ MORE

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13 Albums That End With Their Title Track: Bruce Springsteen, Sinead O'Connor, And More

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An album's title track is inevitably given more weight than the album's other songs, because it's natural to assume that the one song the entire album s named after must be something special. However, these artists chose to place even more weight on these particular songs by choosing to close out the entire album with them.READ MORE

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9 Albums That Open With Instrumentals: Simon & Garfunkel, Modest Mouse And More

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Last week I wrote about albums that end on instrumental tracks, which I described as sort of epilogues to the album's narrative structure. If ending an album on an instrumental is an epilogue, opening with one must be a prologue, a way to ease the listener in. Here are nine albums that open with instrumental tracks.READ MORE

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8 Bands Who Debuted With Their Best Album: The Strokes, R.E.M., And More

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Some bands take a while to put out their strongest album, since it usually takes time to work out the kinks and hone your songwriting, but these eight bands came roaring right out of the gate with their strongest full-length effort.READ MORE

Pavement

5 Great Bands With A Non-Instrumental Member: Pavement, King Crimson, And More

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Most rock bands have a guitarist or two, a bassist, a drummer, and maybe a keyboardist, but some bands recruit people for more unconventional jobs. These five bands have official members that play unusual instruments, or sometimes no instrument at all.READ MORE

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8 Great Opening Tracks That Are Unlike The Rest Of The Album: Wilco, The Smiths, And More

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A good opening track should offer a captivating example of the rest of the album to come, but sometimes a song is chosen to open the album that doesn't sound anything like the other songs. Here are eight great opening tracks that are unlike the rest of the album.READ MORE

Angus Young of AC/DC

8 Guitarists Who Are More Famous Than Their Lead Singers: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, And More

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It's pretty common for a band's lead vocalist to be its most famous member, whether or not they actually deserve it (Ozzy Osbourne...), but there are some cases where the lead vocalist is actually outshone by the guitarist. Here are eight guitarists who are more famous than their lead singers.READ MORE

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9 Classic Songs That Should Be Shorter: The Beatles, The Doors, And More

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As a songwriter, it's very easy to fall in love with your own chord progressions and melodies, which sometimes results in songs that end up being much longer than they need to be. Here are nine classic songs that should be shorter.READ MORE

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