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Rick Springfield Interview: "Keep Music in School. Get Rid of Frigging Math Because Math Sucks"

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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield is a Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, actor and bestselling author. He had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981, in both Australia and the United States. Four more top US hits followed: “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart,” and “Love Somebody.” His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

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Leland Sklar Interview: Legendary Bassist Chronicles Finger Flips from Fans and the Famous in "Everybody Loves Me"

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Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is revered as one of the greatest bassists in modern music and has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician, including records by Olivia Newton-John, Bette Midler, Reba McEntire, Jimmy Buffett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, The Doors, Clint Black, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand, just to name a very few.

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Lindsey Stirling Interview: Famed Violinist Talks Christmas Special and Pandemic-Induced Mental Health Struggles

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Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling is known all over the world for her unique, futuristic, violen-driven electronic music. Since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the Arizona-raised, Los Angeles-based artist has racked up tens of millions of followers and more than three billion total views on YouTube. The single, “Crystallize,” alone has over 238 million views to date. Her sophomore album, Shatter Me, was certified Gold after debuting at number two on the Billboard Top 200 and held the number one spot on the Classical Albums Chart for 21 consecutive weeks.

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