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Meet Michael Peek Of Soundbarrier – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

An English prof at HCCC and jack of all trades by day, Michael Peek also moonlights as a musician in the band, Soundbarrier, two of whose members found themselves nominated for the KJ All Star Band last year! Now, here's the guy front and center

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Meet Erik Strail of Hot Roxx – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

His name might be unfamiliar, but his band isn't. Erik Strail plays drums for Hot Roxx, the same band that birthed the lead singer for our KJ All Star Band and is our first musician for the 50 Musicians in 50 Days!

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Donald Weber/Getty Images
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Watch The ‘School of Rock’ 10 Year Reunion In Austin

Has it really already been a decade since the 'School of Rock' hit the big screen? Where were you and what were you doing back in 2003?

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Tommy Lee Plays the Devil in New Video

MTV may not play music videos anymore, but Fall Out Boy haven't forgotten about the art of adding a compelling visual component to a song. In fact, they've filmed a video for every track on their latest album, 'Save Rock and Roll' -- and the newest clip features a cameo from Tommy Lee as Satan.

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Hear Classic Rock’s $1,000,000 Christmas Song

Slade's seasonal classic 'Merry Xmas Everybody' has been a perennial favorite in England since its release in December of 1973. Believe it or not, after four decades, the song stands to make an estimated £800,000 in royalties this year. That's a little over $1.3 million in U.S. dollars!

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Changes Guitars Midsong Like A Boss

Stevie was obviously the man too, but wasn't known for playing his guitar gingerly. Even with the toughest gauge strings on his strat, he still broke them anyway. Here's what happens when you break a string as a pro musician:

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Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images
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Watch Bon Scott Perform in His Pre-AC/DC Band

A new video featuring rare footage and performance from Bon Scott before he joined AC/DC is now available. Blue Pie Records has released 'Round and Round and Round,' a music-video archive featuring the late singer.

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Myrna Suarez/Getty Images
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Dueling Pianos With Transiberian Orchestra’s ‘Wish Liszt’

Every Christmas season TSO comes to either Buffalo or Albany and every year I end up missing them, so the only way I can catch the show is on YouTube. I stumbled on this video of the ENTIRE show. If you've seen dueling pianos before, you'll appreciate this back and forth during 'Wish Liszt'

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Listen to ‘Out to Lunch’ from The Plaids on Utica-based Mark Records

YouTube unearthed a gem of Utica's musical past with the posting for a song from a group called The Plaids.

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Category: Music, Utica-Rome News
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Andrew Blendermann’s Magic Christmas Piano Draws Attention At Chicago’s Union Station

Imagine walking past a piano having a heated convo and the piano abruptly starts playing ominous music by itself to go along with your gestures, or you sit down to play chopsticks and then the piano suddenly plays the other part with you no-handed

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Dave And Brian Parody Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball With Christmas Flair

Former Romans Dave Hopping and Brian Smith now based out of Philly are making a name for themselves as comedy duo 'Dave & Brian' traveling the country with their unique senses of humor. Watch as they Deck the Halls or rather deck Miley Cyrus in the face

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Top 5 Hair Bands Of The Eighties

If you happen to be a fan of eighties music you can remember that it was a decade full of rock and roll. Great Hair Bands like Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot.

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