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Weird piano chord on Police's Roxanne

I found out it was unintended and a fun fact. In 2000, Vic Gabarini published in interview with the band, on Revolver Magazine. Here is an extract : Revolver: On Roxanne, the band's first big hit, ...
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Anyone know why the riff at the start of 'Eye of the Tiger' has weird timing?

According to this page, Jim Peterik, one of the songwriters, said: I [...] started slashing those chords to the punches we saw on the screen. So, apparently, they were trying to synchronize the ...
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Photograph of two (possibly) glam rock artists, one holding a guitar - can anyone please identify these musicians?

These two guys are Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn, members of the band T. Rex. Marc Bolan Mickey Finn I also found a fan work based on this photograph, by Paolo-Art:
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NOFX's song "Linoleum" - what's the meaning of this song?

As always, genius is a good source for analyzing of song meanings. This particular song has been extensively analyzed by multiple users. Having said this, most of the time a song's meaning is subject ...
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Who was there before The Doors?

Densmore told Billboard: What were the influences that shaped the Doors' sound and what does each member of the band bring to the table? John Densmore: Ray grew up in Chicago so he had the ...
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Photograph of two (possibly) glam rock artists, one holding a guitar - can anyone please identify these musicians?

Bebs has already got the ident nailed, but I thought I'd add a little more info... The picture is post-Woodstock, btw. 1970 - after Tyrannosaurus Rex but before the full-blown glam of T.Rex. The ...
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Can a band (i.e. Linkin Park) survive the loss of a core member?

This is going to be a bit of a "list question" which isn't great for the SE format, but just for starters [& with no refs, just straight off the top of my head]... Deaths... The Beatles survived ...
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What is the 70s/80s rock song that ends with this extended Mixolydian-based vamp?

Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
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Rock songs with intensity crescendos

I've a feeling this might get closed as a "list request" so I'm only starting up half an answer here, I'll put more effort in if it stays open ;-) Ones I can think of immediately are :- Mountain - ...
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First rock band ever?

If we are talking about 'Rock' distinct from 'Rock n' Roll', then it should have these features: Power chords, or at least aggressive chords on guitar, featuring the minor pentatonic scale Guitars ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

As both answers have noted, the long hair tends to go against social norms. Musicians have something to say, and one way to get noticed is to keep your hair long. Also, let's face it; chicks dig it. ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

Hair length on men is generational and cyclical. In 40's and 50's America, short hair was culturally enforced. Hair length increased to a peak in the 70's, then reduced in the 80's, 90's and 2000's. ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Literally, it reads "V. A. Eye". Steve has been somewhat elusive on the whole meaning, but he did submit this answer to a question asked on his website: “If you research metaphysics you will find ...
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Anyone have lyrics to "Ich schenk dir mein Herz" by Peter Reusch?

I didn't quite get one word/phrase, but might be good enough for the shower ;) enjoy Halt dich fest, wir werden fliegen Träume siegen irgendwann einmal dein kleines Herz kannte nur Lügen du, ich bin ...
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Mr. Blue Sky: does the opera tune heard at the end come from another song?

The tune was written by Electric Light Orchestra front-man Jeff Lynne. For evidence, we have the songwriter copyright for BMI, which lists Jeff Lynne as the sole composer. In addition, the extensively ...
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Song from the 60s-80s-ish?

Are you sure it's exactly I'm movin on multiple times? If not I think you mean Catch Me Daddy, by either Janis Joplin solo (1982) or originally Big Brother and The holding Company (1968). That song ...
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How well-known are the Manic Street Preachers in the US?

In U.S.A., Manic Street Preachers have put on some live tours in different years, so they can't be completely unknown. But there's no trace of them in the list of Golden Record and other RIAA prizes. ...
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Why is a lot of Rock music focused on stuff like demons and Satan?

Rock was originally created as a way of expression of youth, rebellion and protest, denial and revision of the moral and material values of the world. Throughout its history, rock has shown the ...
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Mods vs Rockers - who won?

First I would like to define the terms Mods and Rockers, according to Wikipedia: Rockers The rocker subculture was centred on motorcycling, and their appearance reflected that. Rockers generally wore ...
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Identify the rock soundtrack on this Runscape video?

Found it by the way, its called Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P44UkFlTc8
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Rock songs with intensity crescendos

I think I have a few... "Tyrants" by Catfish and the Bottlemen Has an ominous beginning that ends up being a large, stadium-rock ending with quite the emotional "ooh"s and "ah"s. (You'd think that ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Easy... it's Alchemy. His birthday is June 6, 1960. That makes him a Gemini sun and Scorpio moon. Scorpio is a water sign, and the "V" in the logo is the glyph for water. Gemini is an ...
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Song from The Naked Gun?

It's "Louie Louie," originally performed by The Kingsmen. It's a really common piece played by pep and marching bands these days, as shown in the video.
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

The documentary itself depicts his music as popular only among progressive white youth in South Africa. The fact that they linked his music with their opposition to apartheid does not mean that their ...
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What are the nights in the Eric Clapton's 24 nights album?

From Wikipedia: The album is a "best of" from the 42 concerts Eric Clapton did at the Royal Albert Hall in those two years. Clapton set a record by playing a run of 24 nights at the London ...
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Why have so many Grunge artists died of suicide and drug related deaths?

No matter what the genre of music is, many artists commit suicide. I guess it goes back to the fact that any form of art can be a way to express feelings and hoping that someone understands it. And ...
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Why were so many classic rock musicians born between 1945 and 1950?

It was about 1968-1978 when what we now call "Classic Rock" was simply known as "Rock." Musicians in their mid-20s to early 30s, which is the typical age of most musical trendsetters for any era, ...
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Iron Maiden's Eddie and Tolkien's Gollum

While the Running Free artwork was the first officially released depiction of Eddie, it was not Riggs' first iteration of him. The version of Eddie on the self-titled Iron Maiden album is the original ...
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What did the Kinks make to get banned on the US?

There are two theories I found; both seem likely and it could be some combination of the two, but I bet not paying their dues was the cause more than the fighting. They were notorious for on stage ...
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