A chance to see Iggy Pop — the Heavyweight Champion of rock and roll — causes three things to happen to me every time.

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http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/12/henry_rollins_the_column_is_ra.php

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Messy first drafts of some classic rock-and-roll sonnets by Prince, Michael Jackson, and the Boss

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/11/musicians-handwritten-lyrics-to-famous-songs-1/249163/

Nothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced.

This happens across genres, but it’s most common within hard rock — pop, country and R&B vocalists’ departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely does their band continue without them. Hard rock and heavy metal fans, on the other hand, see their favorite bands as a cohesive unit, so when a singer leaves, the rest of the band oft

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http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2011/11/the_top_ten_all_time_best_repl.php

The ceremony to induct new entrants into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is usually a snoozefest (with notable exceptions: hello, Blondie).

But that might

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http://www.prefixmag.com/news/2012-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees-announced/56814/

The new Foo Fighters album isn’t the rumored radical departure ” and that’s a good thing.

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http://www.nerve.com/music/dave-grohl-saves-rock-and-roll-again