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Happy Valentine's Day!

4 Songs (from Eminem to 'Amazing Grace') Celebrating St. Valentine's Real Ability: Bringing Sight to Blind

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Valentine's Day is a thing because no one knows what the real St. Valentine actually did. In fact, there are at least three St. Valentines. The best we can figure is that he channeled God and healed a girl's blindness once. Which is awesome. Music Times explores the theme in a less typical Valentine's Day playlist.READ MORE


Hilarious Video Uses Faulty Logic to Justify Migos Better Than The Beatles. Watch and Be Illuminated.

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Several acts, including Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, have been the subjects of misguided attempts to prove that an act exists that was of greater musical influence during the 20th Century than The Beatles. Maybe if you have a high-minded listener you can make the argument for Miles Davis. One act that probably didn't come to mind, unless you're Complex: Migos. The publication has come up with a short video giving ten reasons why the Atlanta hip-hop trio is a better act than the skiffle superstars.READ MORE

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Show: More Golden Anniversary Shows from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and More

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Grateful Dead fans got huge news this week as the remaining members of the band announced they'd be joined by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field to mark the band's 50th anniversary. Here are five other legendary acts that celebratedREAD MORE

Nathan East: Ready for the limelight.

Nathan East—Godsend for Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Daft Punk—Finally Plays Bass for Himself in 2014 with Solo Album, Documentary

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Nathan East has filled many roles over the years. Bassist for Eric Clapton. Bassist for Phil Collins. Bassist for Michael Jackson. Bassist for Beyoncé. Bassist for Daft Punk. He found a new gig during 2014: bassist for himself. A new documentary tracks the recording of the Grammy-nominated album and offers a look into one of the industry's most popular musicians.READ MORE

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Remembering Musicians Who Died In 2014: Phil Everly, Bobby Womack, Pete Seeger, And More

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2014 saw the passing of a fair share of aging musical legends, but it tragically also saw the deaths of many relatively young artists well before their time. This list honors just some of the artists who passed away this year, so if there are any that you think we may have missed, you can post your tributes down in the comments section below.READ MORE

Eric Clapton

The Seven Most Expensive Guitars Ever: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and More Bring in Millions

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Ten years ago on this date, a red Gibson SG was sold at auction for $570,000 at auction in New York City. As you can imagine, there was a story behind the value: George Harrison had used it during the recording of The Beatles' Revolver and John Lennon later sued the guitar while recording The White Album. Remarkably, that's far from the most that's ever been paid for a guitar at auction. In fact, seven six-strings have brought in more.READ MORE

Kurt Cobain at Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' show.

'MTV Unplugged's Best Performances: The Obvious (Nirvana, Eric Clapton) and Less Obvious as Well

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November 26, 1989 marked the first airing of MTV's Unplugged series, a showcase that took some of the best bands across many generations and gave viewers a new look. The performers themselves often praised the program due to its live nature and its promotion of differing from the same ol' songs that get repeated so often. Squeeze was the first band featured but many other high acts jumped on the bandwagon over the years. Music Times chose eight classic performances worth revisiting.READ MORE

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Eric Clapton Shares Jack Bruce Acoustic Tribute Song [LISTEN]

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Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton's friendship was forged in music through the band Cream. It's fitting then that Clapton is remembering the recently deceased bassist with music.READ MORE

Jack Bruce

Five Great Bass Tracks from and in Memory of Jack Bruce: Cream's "White Room," Solo Tracks and Guest Appearances

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Check out five great bass tracks from throughout Jack Bruce's career in honor of the legendary bassist of Cream, who passed away this weekend.READ MORE

Bruce in 2007

Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Others Remember Cream Bassist Jack Bruce

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After the unfortunate news broke yesterday, Oct. 25, that former Cream bassist Jack Bruce died, musicians like bandmate Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr took to social media to pay tribute.READ MORE

Jack Bruce in 2007

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead At 71

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Bassist Jack Bruce, who played with the Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in the influential rock trio Cream, has died at the age of 71.READ MORE

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6 Artists Who Debuted With Double Albums: Chicago, Frank Zappa, And More

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Double albums are often seen as exercises in self-indulgence, so the only time an artist can usually get away with releasing one is well into their career, such as the Beatles' "White Album" or Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti. However, there have been some artists who where so confident in themselves that they chose to release double albums right off the bat. Here are six artists who debuted with double albums.READ MORE

'Icon: Eric Clapton'

'Icon: Eric Clapton' Too Limited to Grasp Slowhand's Scope; Go for Two-Disc 'Icon 2' for Full Picture

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Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

'461 Ocean Boulevard' by Eric Clapton

40 Years of '461 Ocean Boulevard': Music Times Looks Back and Ranks Eric Clapton's Classic Record

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Eric Clapton was due for a vacation after successfully kicking heroin during 1974. But his trip to Miami was far from a holiday. Instead, the guitarist took to Criteria Studios to record his acclaimed album 461 Ocean Avenue, named after the rental home in which Slowhand resided while taking advantage of the Florida sun. Upon its 40th anniversary Music Times is looking back and ranking the ten original tracks on the classic album.READ MORE

Iggy Azalea makes an appearance or two on the new 'NOW' compilation.

Compilations Rule Billboard 200 as 'Guardians of The Galaxy' Soundtrack and 'Now 51' Take Top Spots

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The biggest winners on the Billboard 200 for the last week? Compilations.READ MORE

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