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Bill Berends

Bill Berends
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Bill Berends is a New Jersey based guitarist, best known the leader of progressive rock band Mastermind, and a member of the Berends Brothers Band.
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http://billberends.com
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Releases on file (14)
Akiko's Cosmo Space — Julähsica to This Wonderful Day Akiko's Cosmo Space — Julähsica to This Wonderful Day
(Musea MP-3308, 2015, CD)
Bill Berends — In My Dreams I Can Fly Bill Berends — In My Dreams I Can Fly
((Not on label) , 2012, CD)
Mastermind — Insomnia Mastermind — Insomnia
(Lion Music LMC279, 2010, CD)
Mastermind — Broken Mastermind — Broken
((Not on label) no#, 2005, CD)
Mastermind — Another Cold & Rainy Night - Conduit Club Live 2002 Mastermind — Another Cold & Rainy Night - Conduit Club Live 2002
((Not on label) , 2002/2008, DL)
Mastermind — Angels of the Apocalypse Mastermind — Angels of the Apocalypse
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2010, 2000, CD)
Mastermind — Prog, Fusion, Metal, Leather, & Sweat Mastermind — Prog, Fusion, Metal, Leather, & Sweat
((Not on label) , 1999, CD)
Mastermind — Excelsior! Mastermind — Excelsior!
(Avalon Records MICY-1073, 1998, CD)
Mastermind — Live in Tokyo Mastermind — Live in Tokyo
(Cyclops CYCLUB 002, 1997, CD)
Mastermind — IV - Until Eternity Mastermind — IV - Until Eternity
(Cyclops CYCL 043, 1996, CD)
Mastermind — Live 1995 Mastermind — Live 1995
((Not on label) , 1995/1998, DL)
Mastermind — III - Tragic Symphony Mastermind — III - Tragic Symphony
(Cyclops , 1994/1995, CD)
Mastermind — Volume Two: Brainstorm Mastermind — Volume Two: Brainstorm
(Cyclops , 1991/1997, CD)
Mastermind — Volume One Mastermind — Volume One
(Cyclops , 1987/1996, CD)

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2017-05-05
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2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
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2017-04-16
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