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Rock of Ages Musical Exhumes '80s Power Ballads

Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 February 2011

THERE HAVE BEEN few musical sins committed in the name of rock 'n' roll as egregious as the power ballad. Not really rock and not really a good idea to begin with, the rock power ballad was born in the '70s as a way for hard-rock bands to get their crummy music on the radio, like 'Beth' by Kiss.

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