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Paul and Linda McCartney at Buddy Holly tribute dinner (Dave Hogan/Getty)
Paul and Linda McCartney at Buddy Holly tribute dinner (Dave Hogan/Getty)
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Paul McCartney Raps On Buddy Holly Tribute ‘Rave On’

Can you sing any Buddy Holly songs? On a new release called Rave On, a wide variety of artists perform tunes by the rock pioneer.

Sir Paul McCartney pays tribute to one of the Beatles' biggest influences on the cover album out today. He even does some spontaneous "rapping" in parts of the song with his voice altered to where it doesn't even sound like the fab four's bass player, but more like a soulful southern preacher. McCartney's version of "It's So Easy" is easily the stand out track on the record.

Lou Reed's performance of "Peggy Sue" would be a close second, transforming Holly's sweet original into a distorted, mournful song about lost love.

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Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (Jo Hale/Getty)
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (Jo Hale/Getty)
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This Weekend’s Album Side Sunday Features Cheap Trick at Budokan

Are you going to the Cheap Trick concert at the Greeley Stampede? KING FM can help, keep reading.

The rock band from Rockford, Illinois will be featured at the start of the eight o'clock hour of Your Sunday Brunch this weekend. For our Album Side Sunday we'll be playing side two of t

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What’s Your Favorite Clarence Clemon’s Sax Solo? [VIDEO]

Do you have a favorite saxophone solo from "The Big Man"? My favorite is his solo from Jungleland.

On Saturday night one of rock's best sax players died, Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band passed away at 69, less than a week after he suffered a stroke in Florida. Bruce Springsteen's official website rele

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mountain Guitarist Leslie West Recuperating Following Emergency Surgery

Guitar legend Leslie West, whose work with the band Mountain has been part of rock history since their unforgettable performance at Woodstock, is recovering after doctors were forced to amputate part of one leg over the weekend.

West, who was in Mississippi for a Mountain performance, was rushed to a Biloxi emergency room after noticing swelling in his leg — a condition made more serious by West’s 30-year struggle with diabetes. In order to save his life, doctors removed his leg up to the knee.

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Rock Guitar (Ethan Miller/Getty)
Rock Guitar (Ethan Miller/Getty)
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Edge of Soul Kicks Off Wyoming Brewfest Music Lineup [AUDIO]

Local band Edge of Soul will perform at the Depot Plaza 5-7 pm on Friday, June 17, to kick off the 16th Annual Wyoming Brewers Festival.

Let us know what you think of the audio track above from their 2006 release "Brian Leneschmidt & Edge of Soul." It features Brian Leneschmidt on guitar and

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Neil Young & the International Harvesters Release Album [VIDEO]

Neil Young & the International Harvesters (YouTube)

Did you see The Silver Lining Concert at Frontier Park with Neil Young & the International Harvesters?

This week Neil Young released "A Treasure" from his archives, a live country album from his 1984-1985 tour with his backing band the Intern

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Joan Jett with Les Paul 2008 (Scott Wintrow/Getty)
Joan Jett with Les Paul 2008 (Scott Wintrow/Getty)
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Google Celebrates Les Paul’s Birthday With Playable Guitar Doodle [VIDEO]

Have you always wanted to play guitar?

On what would have been Les Paul's 96th birthday, Google allows you to play a guitar doodle at their search site.

Les Paul, a leader in developing the solid-body electric guitar, was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915. He died of complications from pneum

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Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
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Motley Crue Unveil Tommy Lee’s Roller Coaster Drum Set [VIDEO]

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (YouTube)

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This Frontier Days the thrill rides won't just be at the carnival, would you ride Tommy Lee's roller coaster drum set?

Motley Crue plays with Sick Puppies on Wednesday, July 27, at Cheyenne Frontier Days. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the band launched their tour with Poison and th

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U2′s Seattle Concert Features ‘Beautiful’ Message From Space [VIDEO]

NASA Commander Mark Kelly at U2 Concert (YouTube)

U2 played May 21st at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver to kick off the current leg of their 360 Tour, were you there?

The Irish rockers had some surprises for the crowd at Qwest Field in Seattle recently. Bono dedicated "Beautiful Day" to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,who continues to r

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Eddie Vedder in 2010 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty)
Eddie Vedder in 2010 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty)
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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder releases ‘Ukulele Songs’ [VIDEO]

Eddie Vedder \"Rise\" (YouTube)

It's a big year for Pearl Jam, the band is celebrating it's 20th year of making music, and along with that group's re-issues and forthcoming Labor Day weekend birthday party, it's lead singer has released a solo cd and dvd.

On May 31st, Eddie Vedder put out "Ukulele Songs" and the dvd "Water

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Gil Scott-Heron at Coachella Festival 2010 (Anna Webber/Getty)
Gil Scott-Heron at Coachella Festival 2010 (Anna Webber/Getty)
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Gil Scott-Heron, Singer and Poet, Dies at 62 [VIDEO]

Gil Scott-Heron \"Where Did The Night Go\" (YouTube)

Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by mixing together percussion with spoken-word poetry and political expression, died Friday at 62.

Heron is most known for his song, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," from his mid 70's album 125th and Lenox. He sometimes called his

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Drummer and singer Levon Helm (Rob Loud/Getty)
Drummer and singer Levon Helm (Rob Loud/Getty)
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Who’s Your Favorite Singing Drummer?

How many singing drummers can you name?

Today is Levon Helm's 71st birthday, he's the drummer and singer from The Band, and it got me

wondering what other group's have a drummer who sings.

I can't imagine trying to beat on the drums and sing at the same time, and have it all sound good. Think about some of your favorite band's, does their drummer ever get to sing a song?

Once I started thinking about it, I came up with a short list of some of Rock and Roll's best singing drummers:

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