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We're Halfway There: Bon Jovi's Quest for Respectability

Bon Jovi have seen a million faces and rocked them all, but they've never impressed critics. What about now?

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Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead? Again?

Actor Jack Black recently joined a long line of prognosticators shaking the death rattle for rock 'n' roll. However, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl says, "There will always be rock 'n' roll." If saltine crackers are any way of judging, I'm with Grohl on this.

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Id N’ Ego Killed the Pop Metal Star... and the Alternative Rocker, Too

Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.

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Ray Davies: See My Friends

Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are...

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Pour Some Sugarland on Me: Why Country Music Is the New Classic Rock

Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.

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Bon Jovi: Bounce

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