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Neil Young performs during the Live Aid concert for famine relief at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa. July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/George Widman)

A to Z: Neil Young’s ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ is a Timeless Examination of the Downward Spiral of Addiction

Neil Young wanted to save Danny Whitten. The former Crazy Horse guitarist had fallen down the rabbit hole of addiction, and Neil knew no other way to express his concern and try to save him but to write a song. So he penned “Needle and the Damage Done” in the early 1970s, an achingly intimate and somber dirge on the dark world that drug & alcohol addiction occupies.

03/27/2015

1968:  American rock group The Doors arrive at London Airport in 1968, they are, from left to right; John Densmore, Bobby Krieger, Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971) and Ray Manzarek.  (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

A to Z: “L.A. Woman” is The Doors’ Fully-Realized Triumphant Return to Blues

If “Morrison Hotel” was the Doors’ return to form, “L.A. Woman” was their triumph. Here’s how the album and its iconic title track made the Doors have fun again.

03/26/2015

Members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath pose in New York Oct. 16, 1998. Seated is Ozzy Osbourne. Standing from left are; Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The band is getting ready for a North American tour to promote a new live record, "Reunion." (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

A to Z: No, “Fairies Wear Boots” Isn’t About Skinheads

It’s widely known that members of Black Sabbath once got into some kind of fight with a group of Neo-Nazis, but somewhere along the way that tale became the basis for the band’s riff-tacular metal classic “Fairies Wear Boots”. NOT the case.

03/24/2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant (right) urges on guitarist Steve Gaines during a performance at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey July 20, 1977. AP Photo/str)

A to Z: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” is One of Classic Rock’s Most Popular Cover Songs

Did you know that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” is a cover? It’s OK if you didn’t. Their version of the song became more popular than the original ever did.

03/23/2015

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19:  The statue of Bon Scott is seen on the 30th anniversary of AC/DC's former frontman's  death, at Fremantle on February 19, 2010 in Perth, Australia. Scott died at the age of 33 in London from alcohol poisoning and was found in his car, where he initially fell asleep. AC/DC are currently touring Australia with their "Black Ice" tour, their first tour here since 2001.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

What’s the Legacy of Bon Scott?

We lost former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott far too early. As we reflect on his life, we wonder what his legacy as a rock star is today (hint: it’s still a good one).

02/19/2015

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A Young John Bonham Rocks Out To Zeppelin on Ireland’s ‘The Voice”

Watch as a young John Bonham (different John Bonham) rocks out to Led Zeppelin on ‘The Voice’ of Ireland.

02/19/2015

Brian Johnson of AC/DC performs on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

AC/DC Played Gillette Stadium in 2009 and It Was Epic [VIDEOS]

AC/DC are still the biggest, loudest rock band on the planet, and they’re bringing the noise back to Foxboro. Click through for clips from the first time they played Gillette Stadium (hint: it’s epic).

02/11/2015

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Julian Edelman Posts Patriots “Growing Pains” Parody

Taking a style and the theme song from 80s hit sitcom, Growing Pains, #11 decided to have a little fun with his teammates and uploaded a parody sitcom open for the yet-to-be-released “Growing Pats.”

01/22/2015

From left to right: Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Neil Young during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1988. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Watch Bob Dylan, CSNY, and Tom Petty Perform at the 1988 Bridge School Benefit

Bob Dylan, CSNY, and Tom Petty performed at Neil Young’s famous Bridge School Benefit concert on this day in 1988.

12/04/2014

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This Guy’s AC/DC Halloween Light Show Blows All Other Lighting Displays Out of Water [VIDEO]

Complex light shows are much more common at Christmastime than Halloween, but this guy Naperville, Illinois doesn’t care – his Halloween light show blows just about everything else out of the water. Here’s his version of “Hells Bells” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

10/20/2014

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