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Bachman-Turner Overdrive

  • Bachman–Turner Overdrive Guitarist Tim Bachman Dead at 71

    The musician performed on two of the band's defining records, Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Bachman–Turner Overdrive II

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  • Bachman–Turner Overdrive Drummer Robbie Bachman Dead at 69

    "The pounding beat behind BTO," Bachman played on the hits "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

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  • Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings Announce First U.S. Tour Together in a Decade

    Summer trek will feature music of the Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Cummings' solo career

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  • Ryan Adams: How AC/DC, ELO Inspired Upcoming Album

    "I was listening to AC/DC's 'Fly on the Wall,' and that's when I realized what I had to do for the record," singer-songwriter said in new interview

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  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive Founder Charged With Sexual Assault

    Rhythm guitarist Tim Bachman was previously found not guilty of similar charges last year

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  • 5 Rock Records Intended to Have Extremely Limited Pressings

    Van Morrison, Elvis Presley and Sufjan Stevens Records just as rare as Wu-Tang's new LP

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  • Rock n' Roll Nights

    Death, taxes, another B.T.O. album. These guys just don't know when to toss in the towel, though singer/guitarist C. F. Turner's obviously been doing some serious pondering on the subject. At one point, he reflects (in his best David Clayton-Thomas bellow): "The folks back at home say I'm too old to rock and roll/I shoulda […]

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  • Street Action

    Hey all you gobblers with quadruple platinum albumsProfits goin' right up your noseI know what you're gettin', gobblersNasal pharyngeal carcinoma(Chorus) Nasal, oh nasal, pharyngeal carcinomaDoctors cut off your noseAnd pull tumors right outta your sinusesBut I don't need a KleenexTo know which way my nostrils blowHey all you gobblers with needles in your armsDidn't think […]

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  • Head On

    Head On focuses on no less than three apologies by leader Randy Bachman for his group's very existence. Even more oddly, Bachman's defense rests on moralistic rather than artistic grounds. According to "Average Man," "Stay Alive" and "Lookin' Out for #1," it's the work ethic that has propelled BTO to the top of the heap. […]

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  • Four Wheel Drive

    When it sells its soul to a formula, rock dies. Or so the argument goes: The music went into hibernation when the wild heroes of early rock 'n' roll were replaced by the groomed idols of American Bandstand, the challenging innovators of progressive rock by the hackneyed boogie bands of the modern ballroom circuit. In […]

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