If It’s Hard & It’s Work, It’s Not LOVE

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Without love there is no flavor or meaning. Give into it and accept it with an open heart and you both will thrive.

Tony Levin: The Most Talented Stick Man You’ll Ever Meet

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A conversation with the legendary sideman turned front man with his latest band, Stick Men.

The Trials and Triumphs of a Joyful Black Man in America

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The media-generated perception: being black is synonymous with being poor, uneducated, unmotivated and a burden on society. Michael Taylor is having none of that.

‘Beatles vs. Stones’ Reveals Myths About Both Bands

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A new book on the classic rivalry that reveals what kind of guy you are.

The Good Men Playlist: ‘The White Album’

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What’s it like to crawl so deeply inside an album that it becomes part of your emotional vocabulary?

Seven and Seven

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Even his mother knew he was hiding who he was behind that hair, but Paul Schneider was running, too.

Yoko Shares John’s Blood-Soaked Glasses

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John Lennon was a victim of gun violence almost 33 years ago.

The Day Mrs. Ryan Broke Up Our Rock and Roll Band

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In August, 1976, five kids from Northeast Philly were going to be the heroes who saved Rock and Roll.

Paul McCartney: Don’t Blame Yoko!

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Paul McCartney refutes the classic story of Yoko Ono being the reason for The Beatles’ break-up.

Top Ten ‘Male Anthem’ Nominees

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Mark Ellis ponders what it takes to make a song a true Male Anthem, and lists the 10 he thinks fit the bill.

Top 10 Most Recognizable Opening Piano Chords of All Time

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Jamie Reidy reveals his Top 10 most recognizable Opening Piano/Keyboard Chords in Rock-n-Roll.

A Gay, Hippie-Generation Vietnam Protestor Has Some Advice for You

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Occupy Wall Street and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell may mark the beginning of the end of an era of complacency, fundamentalism, and a privileged few.