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Lynyrd Skynyrd Discussing U.S. Political State Ahead of Republican National Convention

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Republican National Convention his week, marking the third such appearance in their career. With that being said, the group opened up a little bit about their thoughts on the state of America and where we’re at as a country in a new interview.

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Deep Purple ‘Machine Head’ + ‘In Concert ’72′ Vinyl Reissues Coming in October

There’s a lot of focus on Deep Purple at the moment. First off, it was revealed that an all-star tribute album was in the works to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album. Then, it was revealed that the group’s current lineup was plotting a new record and touring for 2013. Now comes word that a pair of vinyl reissues are in the works for October.

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Jeff Bottari / Jana Birchum / Mark Davis, Getty Images

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and His Wife Name Their Favorite Musicians

Beware Mitt Romney! The last time a politician cited his love for a band – a guy you might know named Paul Ryan talking about Rage Against the Machine – things got a little testy. Ryan, of course, is Romney’s running mate hoping their ticket ends up in the White House. Still, even with the troubled last attempt to talk music by Ryan, Mitt and his wife Ann took a few moments to reveal their music tastes in a new interview with Parade magazine.

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Unplugged’ Album Turns 20

It may not have been a studio record, but Eric Clapton‘s ‘Unplugged’ was one of the most successful releases of his career. The album, released Aug. 25, 1992, turns 20 this year and remains both a timeless representation of his career and an enduring document of a period in time for the guitar great.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

ZZ Top Amassed ’20 CDs of Starter Material’ Before Creating ‘La Futura’

ZZ Top aren’t exactly the “turn around a new album every year” kind of band anymore, but even by their standards, their latest stint between records was rather long. Part of the reason for that is the perfectionist streak that went into the ‘La Futura’ disc, courtesy of noted producer Rick Rubin.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s ‘Not Gonna Take It’ From Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan

First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.

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