Real Rock Today: October 1, 2015

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Eddie Van Halen’s 9-Minute Guitar Solo in Phoenix

Despite the poor reviews Van Halen has been picking up lately due to David Lee Roth’s apparent inability to carry a tune, it’s clear that guitar god Eddie Van Halen is still getting it done. Here’s an epic 9-minute shred fest from their show in Phoenix.

Rush release Roll The Bones stream

Rush have streamed their performance of Roll The Bones from their upcoming R40 Live DVD.

It was recorded in Toronto in June, during what’s thought to have been the band’s last large-scale tour.

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Bob Dylan releases 20 versions of ‘Like A Rolling Stone’

In a move sure to send his army of dedicated fans into a geeky frenzy, Bob Dylan is set to release an album featuring no fewer than 20 different versions of his classic Like A Rolling Stone.

The 1965 track, named by Rolling Stone magazine in 2011 as the greatest song ever, was released on the album Highway 61 Revisited.

Now Dylanologists will be able to trace the evolution of Like A Rolling Stone, as part of a six-CD set called The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, to be released on November 6.

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Is Rod Stewart jealous of David Bowie?

What do Rod Stewart and David Bowie have in common?

Quite a lot, if Stewart has any say in the matter. He just wishes others would see it that way.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the 70-year-old crooner expressed what we can’t help but see as a hint of jealousy. Both British music legends have dabbled in just about every genre under the sun, from rock to dance to Americana. Yet only one of them has been embraced by music journalists.

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