6 Albums to Rock Your Week

The memories of a really awesome summer album can last a lifetime. Simply think about our hippie grandparents: 50 years after the Summer of Love and those septuagenarian weirdos *still* slip into acid flashback mode the instant they hear [*Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band*](http://rhapsody.com/artist/…

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Listen to Steve Gunn

In Steve Gunn’s latest video, “Ancient Jules,” the guitarist is filmed hanging out with [Michael Chapman](http://rhapsody.com/artist/michael-chapman) at the British folk icon’s quaint country cottage. At the 3:15 mark he hands Gunn an acoustic guitar once played by Jimi Hendrix — yes, *that* Jimi…

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The Kills: Rock’s Enduring Cult Act

The Kills are one of modern rock’s quintessential cult acts. The duo’s marriage of bluesy garage rock, post-punk edginess and fashion-savvy bohemianism has proven downright prescient, inspiring a long list of followers (Band of Skulls, Royal Blood, Sleigh Bells to name a few) all of whom wound up…

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10 Reasons Why Band of Skulls Rock

****Since finding one another at art school in the mid ’00s, Matt Hayward, Russell Marsden and Emma Richardson have oh so quietly become one of rock’s most exciting bands. Quiet because there’s nothing at all sensational about Band of Skulls: no Twitter beefs, no onstage meltdowns, no controversial…

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Know Clare Maguire

In just a few short years, the British singer/songwriter has been wooed by globally recognized media moguls, suffered commercial disappointment, succumbed to alcohol addiction and entered rehab. At one point, in her darkest hour, a doctor actually told [Clare Maguire](http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/clare-maguire) she had just…

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Catfish and the Bottlemen: Brit Rock's Brazen Torchbearers

Ever since John Lennon proclaimed The Beatles to be “more popular than Jesus,” the United Kingdom has supplied rock ’n’ roll with a succession of stars whose brashness is as bold as their talent. In the late ’80s, barely known wunderkind Lee Mavers burned through three producers during the recording…

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