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The Instrumental That Introduced The Drum Solo to Rock

Ginger Baker is mostly known for his work with a band that went by the name of Cream. You might recognize the lead guitarist of this band, Eric Clapton. Cream was short-lived (1966 - 1968) but its legacy and influence on the history of Rock 'N' Roll are immense. Despite the fact that Ginger Baker hated to be called a Rock drummer (his idols were Jazz legends such as Max Roach and Art Blakey), the musical impact he created reached greats like Carlos Santana, Johnny Rotten and Stewart Copeland....

Five Rap Rock Fusions That Don’t Suck

Rap: a great genre. Rock: also a great genre. Rap rock: a volatile mixture that can either go down incredibly well or horribly wrong. Rock and rap fans alike ha...

The Faces and Phases of Beck

Last month, genre-bending musical mastermind Beck released his long-anticipated twelfth studio album Morning Phase, his first in 7 years. Those who know Beck wi...