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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 12:00am
This Day In

35 years ago today, the original lineup of The Dream Syndicate had their very first jam session together.

This is not to say that the band played their first proper show on this date, mind you. That wouldn’t happen until a little bit into 1982, and when it did, it took place at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California. No, this was just the first time that all of the players – Steve Wynn, Kendra Smith, Karl Precoda, and Dennis Duck – got together in the same room and played music as a single entity.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Remembering Delaney Bramlett
Today marks the 8th anniversary of the day Delaney Bramlett died, and those who are well versed in rock history know what a blow that was to the world of music. For those of you who don’t know Bramlett or his accomplishments in the realm of rock ‘n’ roll, well, that’s what we’re here for.
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy 35th: Peter Cetera, PETER CETERA
35 years ago this month, Peter Cetera released his self-titled solo debut, little realizing that the next time he left Chicago behind to step out on his own, he’d be doing it for the long haul.
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Lars Ulrich
It’s Lars Ulrich’s birthday today, and to celebrate, we’ve picked four of our favorite covers that Metallica has turned in over their course of their career. Not that we couldn’t have selected several more, but we thought we’d keep our cool and limit ourselves to four. If you’re a fan, then you’ve probably heard and loved at least two of these already, but if the other two haven’t crossed your radar up ‘til now, then we’re happy to have introduced you to them.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 8:05am
Rhino Factoids
38 years ago today, The Rezillos played a show that proved to be their last, except not really. It’s a little hard to explain.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Phil Collins, “Another Day in Paradise”
27 years ago today, Phil Collins found himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh time in his career with a song about the plight of the homeless.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:40am
Happy 35th: New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green”
35 years ago today, New Order released their third single, which – in a nice bit of title / chart placing synergy – made it to #3 on the UK Independent Singles chart.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:31am
Happy 35th: Randy Newman, RAGTIME

35 years ago this month, Randy Newman released his score to Milos Forman’s adaption of E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, properly kicking off what has gone on to become a lucrative career for Newman in the motion picture industry.