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Allen Lanier

Deep Purple Burn

Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult: the quiet legacies of two loud bands

Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult are two of heavy metal’s most legendary, influential bands, but does anybody realize it?

In 2016, they’re often reduced to the “the band with the song every beginner guitarist can play” and “the band with the cowbell song.” Here’s a look at their often-silenced legacies.

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Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult), RIP

Allen Lanier at Best Buy Theater last year (more by Jim Conaboy)My great friend Allen Lanier has passed. I'll miss the guy even though we hadn't spoken in awhile...

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