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Yoni Bloch at the Lincoln Music Event Interlude during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at Brookfield Place on April 17, 2014 in New York City. Photographer: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Yoni Bloch's latest project began with a flash of inspiration in the recording studio. Bloch, an Israeli rock star and former host of the local version of "American Idol," couldn't come to an agreement with his band mates over who would get to play a particular solo.

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