Posts From Rob Patterson

15 Coolest Classic Rock Instrumentals

See if you can resist any of these instrumental songs. It’s not easy, because what makes a classic rock instrumental cool is an evocative melody.

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Bobby Whitlock Interview: Derek and The Dominos’ Legacy

Though the legendary band had a short run, their music still reverberates. Co-founder Bobby Whitlock talks about finally re-connecting with Eric Clapton

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10 Great ‘Rolling Stones’ Tracks Not By The Stones

Whether their performances are a coincidence or an homage to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band, here are 10 Rolling Stones soundalikes.

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ELP’s Carl Palmer Talks About Keith Emerson

The famed rock drummer reveals that he and ELP bandmate Keith Emerson were going to play together again this year.

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10 Classic Rock Songs From the ’70s You Won’t Forget

You don’t need to spin some of the biggest rock songs of all time. Just hit that button in your brain and voila! They play!

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Paul Carrack Talks About His Varied Career

The man who sang ‘How Long,’ ‘The Living Years,’ ‘Tempted’ and ‘Don’t Shed a Tear’ now plays with Clapton and has a strong solo career

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I Flacked for Ozzy Osbourne: An Insider’s Confessions

If you might think doing PR for Ozzy Osbourne was hell, think again. He was a breeze and quite the lovable guy.

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10 Seminal Hard Rock Albums

Albums from Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Led Zep, Black Sabbath and The Who are all significant benchmarks in the birth of hard rock. Check out the complete list and see who’s #1

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

In 1970, legendary critic Lester Bangs said, “I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” 46 years later, Rob Patterson feels that still holds true, and likely will forever.

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Don McLean American Pie – The True Story

The media touted how Don McLean finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ Rob Patterson the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s.

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