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WATCH: Queen performs ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ LIVE @The Rainbow Theatre – 1974

An explosive tune by any estimation, this live performance of ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ by Freddie Mercury and Queen back in November of 1974 seems especially electric today.  It was the opening track to the band’s debut album named simply Queen, and surprisingly failed to make the charts either in the US or ULK, but ultimately went on to become one of the band’s signature tunes. This rare footage was originally…

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WATCH: Van Halen – ‘Running With the Devil’ LIVE @ the 1983 US Festival

‘Running With the Devil’ has to be one of the heartiest songs ever from Van Halen. According to one reviewer, the song kicked off the band’s first album “.. with all the subtlety of a fist upside the head” and that pretty much sums it up. RWD is known for it’s pounding bass/drum/guitar combination, as well as David Lee Roth’s almost painful screams It also proved that lead guitarist  and…

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Heart – ‘Magic Man’ – LIVE on the Midnight Special in 1976: Ann & Nancy Wilson

Unlike a lot of music TV shows in the 70s (we’re looking at you American Bandstand) The Midnight Special tried to create more of a concert atmosphere on late night television and have bands perform live, often with their own concert props and pyrotechnics. In 1976, Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart stormed out of Canada and burst onto the American music scene, first with ‘Crazy on You’…

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VIDEO: KISS performs ‘Hotter Than Hell’ & ‘Firehouse’ LIVE @Cobo Hall, Detroit 1975

As many fans already know, Detroit’s Cobo Hall was the venue where rockers KISS recorded part of their landscape-changing Alive! album which made them an instant, if not uncontrollable, new force on the music scene. Alive! was released on Sept. 10, 1975 as a double album and included live versions of tracks from KISS’s first three studio albums. Our friends at AllMusic.com describes Alive! as “one of the greatest live…

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LIVE Version of ‘Miracles” by Jefferson Starship – 1975

RARE live version of this hit recorded back in the day. This was apparently on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.  ‘Miracles’ was written by lead singer Marty Balin, and recorded by Jefferson Starship, as part of their ‘Red Octopus’ album which came out in 1975.   ‘Miracles” eventually peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, thus making it the highest-charting single for the band when they recorded under the name…

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WATCH: Alice Cooper sings ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ LIVE – 1979

This song is the title track off the album by the same name, ‘Welcome to My Nightmare,’ Alice Cooper’s eighth studio album  and was released in March 1975.  The song reached only number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year, but the song is noted for mixing elements from disco, jazz, hard rock, and yet still keeps a “heavy-yet-funky beat”.   This was Alice Cooper’s first solo album and surprisingly…

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WATCH: David Essex performs ‘Rock On’ for The Midnight Special – 1974

“Rock On”  was written by English singer David Essex and originally recorded in 1973, and was the title track to Essex’s 1973 debut studio album and was also featured on the soundtrack album to the 1973 film That’ll Be the Day, in which Essex had a starring role.  The song was released in August 1973 in the UK and reached its highest position at #3 in the UK Singles Chart in September that year,…

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VIDEO: Auctioneers Rap Fire to Beats Compilation

A good auctioneer is worth his or her weight in gold!  The rhythms they get into sometimes almost sound like music … maybe rap music? I wonder what an auctioneer would sound like with some beats added to his work?  It might sound something like this!

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ZZ Top Issues Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage Houston, bringing along with it historic flooding and this is not only claiming lives and but also sending residents scrambling for their lives, grabbing anything that floats to stay above the rising waters.  Like the rest of the nation, Houston natives ZZ Top continue to watch on in horror, stricken by the grief that only comes with wanting to save everyone you see in those…

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VIDEO: Captain Safety Episode 1

A friend of my recently produced this great video and I wanted to share it with all of you. Here’s more from the YouTube description: This was meant to be part of a longer episode, which we began filming in Madrid. The production was not completed by the time I moved to Prague, but rather than trying to re-film the remainder in Prague, I’ve decided to upload the first part…

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