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In this exclusive extract from the new, revised-and-updated 10th anniversary edition of the best-selling Dave Grohl biography This Is A Call, Grohl revisits Nirvana’s legacy
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From bookshelf to floorstanding, wallet-friendly to budget-busting, traditional to high-tech - these are the very best speakers you can buy
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Kiss frontman Paul Stanley on Strutter, a song he wrote as a homage to the women of New York