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10 Bands You Thought Were One Person

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-By Frank Donovan

Listen up–’cause we’re about to save you a lot of embarrassment. There are some bands out there with names that mislead us into thinking they’re solo acts. But they’re NOT. When groups are named for the lead singer and/or said lead singer is the only prominent member among rarely seen bandmates (think Sade), things get confusing.

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John Densmore + Carlos Santana Sit Down With VH1 Classic On Tap

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Classic rock fans are in luck this Christmas, because VH1 is leaving something extra special under your tree. Yes, it’s a double feature of interviews with two rock icons! VH1 Classic On Tap host Nik Carter spoke to the Doors drummer John Densmore and also guitar god Carlos Santana, so read on to hear what they had to say! When you’re done watching these stellar videos, head over to VH1 Classic On Tap for more exclusive interviews with the biggest names in classic rock.

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Count Down Which Bands Have Had The Most Ridiculous Amounts Of Lineup Changes

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If rock history has taught us anything it’s that for a band to achieve any longevity they better be prepared to drop members and pick up some new ones along the way. Yes, there are some legendary and long-running groups that still have all their original members, but the pressures of what it takes to succeed in music – the endless tours, the long hours in the studio, the financial stress- leads many to an inevitable split due to personal or “artistic” differences. Those changes have led some groups to amass small armies of past members.
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15 Years Later: Where Are All Of Santana’s Supernatural Collaborators Now?

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The year was 1999 and like we learned, it was a year in music where anything goes, including the Latin explosion. Thanks to acts like Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, pop music was infused with a Latin flare. Hot on the heels of their success was the return of Carlos Santana. The Mexican-born guitar player and his band returned to the scene in a big way. Fusing Latin, rock, pop and hip-hop, the band not only transformed their sound but dominated the charts for over a year with Supernatural. Thanks to the genius idea to pair Santana with a number of popular musicians at the time — something that has been replicated by a number of aging rockers — the group was suddenly relevant to a generation of millennials that consumed music through TRL. And the formula worked. Supernatural went 15x Platinum and won eight Grammy Awards.

But as the group aged, so did the collaborators on Supernatural. On the fifteenth anniversary of the alumb, wanted to look back on the “hot artists at the time” that contributed to band’s success and figure out where they are now. (Check out the gallery above to see how your favorite musicians have aged.)

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FREE FALLING! 10 Musicians Whose On-Stage Wipeouts Were Caught On Video

musicians-falling-on-stage It’s all the rage these days to complain about concert attendees who kill the vibe by spending the entire show recording with their mobile phones or, worse, their iPads. While we don’t disagree entirely with the rage against those addicted to their screens, we would like to thank those brave souls who sacrifice the experience of living in the moment in order to capture these moments for posterity, especially when said moments result in once-in-a-lifetime fails. So, won’t you join us and salute these amateur videographers without whose dedication we would never have been able to see this grainy footage of superstar musicians like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Metallica’s Jason Newsted, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler hilariously wiping out on stage for all our enjoyment? (Oh, PS: We turned all of these fails into GIFs for your enjoyment. You’re welcome!) Read more…

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Friday Face-Off: Carlos Santana Vs. Miguel

Cinco de Mayo (not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day) celebrates an unlikely military victory Mexico had over the French back in the day. It’s not as big of deal there, but in the U.S. it’s all about guacamole, booze and parties (I’ll be shooting tequila starting at sundown). In that spirit, vote to tell us if Santana‘s “Maria Maria” or Miguel‘s “Adorn” makes you want to wave that Mexican flag harder this weekend. Read more…