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Class of 2018: The Cars

The Cars are finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Goldmine caught up with founding member, lead guitarist Elliot Easton for a peek under the hood of The Cars.

The reason why we celebrate Record Store Day

For 11 years now, and twice a year latterly, Record Store Day is the one (two) day(s) on the calendar when even the most impoverished musical emporium can guarantee a full house. And that’s only one of the reasons why we celebrate Record Store Day every year.

10 Albums That Changed My Life: Tony Franklin

Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”

Syd Barrett’s Top 10 recorded works

When viewed against the backdrop of the influence he would exert upon popular music, Syd Barrett’s recorded body of work is remarkably small. Picking the 10 “best” Barrett songs was no easy task.

An embryonic Led Zeppelin

The year is 1968. The Yardbirds are having a very real communication breakdown. Jimmy Page then reforms the group into what would become the rock ‘n’ roll behemoth known as Led Zeppelin.