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It’s 3 p.m., let’s watch Little Richard freak out about Jimi Hendrix’s greatness

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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A Brief History of Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra’s Bromance

Ahead of Nelson’s tribute LP to his favorite singer, watch a series of surreal space travel PSAs they recorded in the early Eighties

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Rock's king of Cadillacs: the story behind Elvis Presley's incredible car collection

"You may have a pink cadillac, but don't you be nobody's fool,” Elvis sang on Baby, Let’s Play House.

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Robert Plant Revisits Led Zeppelin And Examines The Blues Tradition On Father's Day In Chicago

On-stage in Chicago, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant performed a 90 minute set that put a unique spin on the Zeppelin canon thanks to his band The Sensational Space Shifters. In looking back on his own terms, Plant continues to push the music fo

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Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him

Ahead of a new doc telling his life story, the guitar legend reflects on more than 50 years of work with everyone from Jimmy Page to Tina Turner

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Who was the real fifth Beatle? - CNN.com

Following Beatles producer George Martin's death, we take a look at 11 men who could hold the title of 'fifth Beatle.'

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50 Years of 'Rubber Soul': How the Beatles Invented the Future of Pop | Rolling Stone

Rob Sheffield explains how the Beatles truly came into their own on 'Rubber Soul,' released 50 years ago today.

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Bob Seger on friend Glenn Frey: 'He was my cheerleader'

The late Glenn Frey is remembered by an emotional Bob Seger, a collaborator going back to the '60s Detroit scene.

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Hear Radiohead's Unused James Bond Theme 'Spectre'

"It didn't work out ... but became something of our own which we love very much," Thom Yorke writes of band's new song.

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A young Frank Sinatra, dapper and rebellious from birth

Back when Ol' Blue Eyes was just Blue Eyes. On Dec. 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in a tenement in New Jersey, the son of Italian immigrants Natalina Garaventa and Antonino Sinatra. His delivery was rough, leaving him with a perforated eardrum and scarring on his neck, cheek and ear.

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Billy Corgan Glumly Riding a Disneyland Rollercoaster Is the Photo of the Week

Billy Corgan, longtime frontman of the band Smashing Pumpkins, went to Disneyland, and all he got was this sad photo.

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Watch Paul McCartney's Backstage Antics at Rock Hall Ceremony | Rolling Stone

Ringo Starr turned 75 last week, and to celebrate, Paul McCartney has shared behind-the-scenes video from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.

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The 10 Least Punk Things Ever

Given punk's vaunted anticapitalist bent and the Pistols' legendary refusal to play nice with corporations looking to profit off their notoriety, there's been a predictable online outcry about squares trampling over what was apparently the last remaining shred of punk rockness left in the world.

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'Louie Louie' Singer Jack Ely Dies in Oregon at 71

Jack Ely, the singer known for “Louie Louie,” the low-budget recording that became one the most famous songs of the 20th century, died at his home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness.

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Fallon Sings Neil Young with Neil Young - Fallon Plays 'Old Man' on 'Tonight Show' - Esquire

Watch Jimmy Fallon pull off his best Neil Young impression for an intimate performance of 'Old Man'... with Neil Young.

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"If I Can Dream" - Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs | Rolling Stone

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite songs by the King. See the results here.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced | 100.3 The Sound

In case you didn’t hear, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The 2015 inductees are The

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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Remembers Saxophonist Bobby Keys | Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards penned a touching tribute to his friend and sideman Bobby Keys.

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Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison Photos - Esquire

Never-before-seen photos of Johnny Cash performing live at San Quentin Prison in 1969.

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AC/DC, Rock or Bust, review: 'vertebrae-jolting stuff' - Telegraph

The heavy metal band end their tumultuous year with a solid, Glastonbury-ready record, says Helen Brown

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Bob Seger's New Album: Ride Out | Rolling Stone

New Bob Seger albums don't show up too often (this is his second since 1995). But he's still the same heartland warrior with the same sturdy, elastic rock & roll vision. Ride Out goes from "Detroit Made," a tribute to Motor City automotive ingenuity steeped in Rust Belt rock and soul, to the Chicago-blues overdrive of "Hey Gypsy," to the freedom-loving "Ride Out," where he growls his message for our times over a tight boogie with a Southern-soul feel: "Time to disconnect from clutter/Time to hit the road."

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Rolling Stones kick off Australian tour seven months after postponement for death of L'Wren Scott - Telegraph

"We're sorry we kept you waiting," jokes Mick Jagger, as Rolling Stones play postponed Adelaide concert of Stones on Fire tour seven months after death of L’Wren Scott

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The Supreme Court connection to the Led Zeppelin lawsuit - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Led Zeppelin is now in a literal battle of the bands over the rights to its biggest song “Stairway To Heaven,” in an interesting twist related to a copyright decision handed down by the Supreme Court in June.

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Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer shares these rare snapshots of the legend in concert and on a romantic date Image

These never-before-seen photos of Elvis Presley include snaps of the icon on a romantic date and playing the drums before a show.

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Robert Plant Goes Doo-Wop With Jimmy Fallon on "Duke of Earl" | Rolling Stone

Jimmy Fallon enlisted Robert Plant in a new iPad-assisted doo-wop experiment with a cover of "Duke of Earl."

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Gene Simmons: 'Rock Is Finally Dead' - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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Best Albums Of All Time - Best Vinyl Records - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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City's oldest musician, jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

Lionel Ferbos, a trumpeter and icon of New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene hailed as the city’s oldest musician, performing well past his 102nd birthday, has died, just 2 days after celebrating his 103rd birthday this week.

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Jimi Hendrix's Early Recordings as a Sideman to Get Proper Release

Hendrix's recordings as a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires will be issued over next three years

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    Chrissie Hynde Steps Out, But She's Not Alone

    Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.

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    Whatever happened to live albums?

    When wire announced they were set to re-release their live album Document and Eyewitness, Geoff Travis was caused to comment the post-punk veterans were “completely mad”. The Rough Trade label boss who originally put out the record in 1981 has since a

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    Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70

    Veteran singer had numerous hits, yet suffered multiple health issues throughout seven-decade career

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    Song Premiere: Robert Plant's Bold New Band

    With a new project every few years, including work with Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin, Robert Plant remains vital. A new album, out in September, includes the song

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    Flashback: Keith Urban Covers the Stones on 'Fallon'

    Performance doubles as tribute to flood-ravaged Nashville

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    Heavy Lifting From the Vaults: Lots of Allmans and Elvis on the Way

    A six-CD set of the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East in 1971, and and eight-CD, two-DVD set of Elvis Presley performances will released this summer.

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    The Confounding, Enigmatic 'Ode To Billie Joe'

    Tuesday is June 3, a date memorialized in a 1967 hit by singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry. Even with a suicide in the first verse, the song helped Gentry bump the Beatles off the top of the charts.

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    Jack White's Private World: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

    A rare invitation into the mysterious world of rock roll's Willy Wonka

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      Led Zeppelin are never ever getting back together – get over it

      Jimmy Page has got fed up of Robert Plant dipping one toe in and then out on the subject of a reunion. But surely no one seriously believes Plant would want to rejoin Zeppelin?

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      Jack White And Neil Young Make History On 'The Tonight Show'

      Neil Young and Jack White made history when they were guests on

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      Jimmy Page Busy Writing New Songs: 'I've Got Lots of Material'

      I intend to start getting to a point where I could play some gigs, he says. I love playing live.

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      Robert Plant Slams Idea of Zeppelin Tour: 'I'm Not Part of a Jukebox'

      At the time of the O2 show we were led to believe there were going to be more, Jimmy Page tells RS

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      A Crash Course in Jazz Appreciation

      Jazz. It's the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about. Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons. For starter

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      ‘Having Fun with Elvis on Stage’: All banter, no songs, this is the weirdest Elvis album ever

        Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s friend/assistant/manager/svengali/whatever, was trying to figure out a way to release an Elvis album to which RCA, Elvis’ usual recording label, would own no rights. The problem was, contracts being w

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      Architects Of Electric Guitar Sounds: Gary Usher, Link Wray

      Mark Smotroff explores the music of two pioneers who helped architect the sound of early guitar rock...

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      The little-known collage art of Louis Armstrong

        I consider myself to be a more-educated-than-average jazz fan, especially in regards to the early New Orleans stuff. (I even did a report on Louis Armstrong in the fourth grade!) So how am I just now learning of Louis Armstrong’s cool collage

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        Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

        Eric Dolphy's creativity was exploding early in 1964, and he was finding more players who could keep up. Out to Lunch is free and focused, dissonant and catchy, wide open and swinging all at once.

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          Frank Sinatra: Photos From the Chairman’s Private World, 1965 | LIFE | TIME.com

          LIFE.com presents photos of the man LIFE magazine, in 1965, called

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              Playboy called him “the coolest man who ever lived.”

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