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10 Things You Might Not Know About Steve Miller

Steven Haworth Miller began his career in blues and blues rock and evolved to a more pop-oriented sound which, from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, resulted in a series of highly popular singles and albums. He left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) were an American-British folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. They were noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam was formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band’s fifth and current drummer is Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Formed after…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Bad Company

Bad Company was formed in Westminster, London in 1973 by two former Free band members, singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982. Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson. While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they also incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Van Halen

Van Halen was formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band was comprised of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony. The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd is best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1966 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, they went through various name changes including The Noble Five and One Percent, before coming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses was formed in Los Angeles in March 1985 by singer Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin of Hollywood Rose, along with lead guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Ole Beich, and drummer Rob Gardner of L.A. Guns. The band coined its name by combining the names of both previous groups. The classic lineup,…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Eagles

The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner and were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers were formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group’s musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of much…

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