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10 Things You Might Not Know About El Monstero

El Monstero, The Definitive Pink Floyd Tribute Experience, features some of the most talented musicians and singers of the St. Louis music scene. On lead vocals is Mark Thomas Quinn (of Joe Dirt and Celebration Day), joined on stage by guitarist Jimmy Griffin (of the Incurables and Celebration Day), guitarist Bryan Greene (of the Wyld…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Kansas

Kansas became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums, one platinum live album, and a million-selling single, “Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Stir

Stir was founded in 1994 as a three piece band at the University of Missouri, and consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Andy Schmidt, bassist Kevin Gagnepain, and drummer Brad Booker. Schmidt, Gagnepain and Booker had been in another band previous to Stir named “The Choice” and decided to form the band when that band’s…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult originates from Long Island, New York and their most successful work includes the songs “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Burnin’ for You.” They have sold over 24 million records worldwide, including 7 million records in the United States alone. The band’s music videos, especially “Burnin’ for You,” received heavy rotation on…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Paul McCartney

With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame with The Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The band has been active in five decades, with their biggest success occurring in the 1970s. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Flip through the gallery for 10 Things You Might Not Know About…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Heart

Over Heart’s four-decade history it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group being sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson since 1974. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick was formed in Rockford, Illinois in 1973. They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the “American Beatles,” and in October 2007, the Illinois Senate passed a resolution designating April 1st as Cheap Trick Day in the state. Their biggest hits include “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Creed

Creed was formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida with lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips. Becoming popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the band released three consecutive multi-platinum albums, one of which has been certified diamond. Creed has sold over 28 million records in the…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Foghat

Foghat was formed in London in 1971 and is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music. The band has achieved 8 gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, and despite several lineup changes, continues to record and perform to the present day. Flip through the gallery for 10…

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