Points of View

These articles examine and opine on the state of rock music as well as trends, issues and other matters of consequence related to classic rock and its business and culture.

Tom Petty, a True Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Petty idolized the Byrds and he famously incorporated their 1967 song, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” into the Heartbreakers concert repertoire

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Dave Edmunds Shares Two Chuck Berry Stories

The singer-songwriter-guitarist tells 2 stories of playing with the rock ‘n’ roll legend. “Who said the white man can’t play the blues?”

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Deaths of Older Rock Legends Continue to Shake Us

A wave of deaths of older rock legends has given boomers reason to pause. Is 67 or 70 the new 27? “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.”

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Best Classic Bands Second Anniversary

We’re celebrating year two of the best classic rock news, features, reviews, contests, charts and more! Thank you for your support and please tell your friends

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Dave Edmunds Shares a Bruce Springsteen Story

All celebrities know each other, right? Well, at some point, they have to actually meet. Such was the case when Bruce gave Dave a song for his next album. “It was perfect for me”

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Why Deaths of Older Rock Legends Still Shake Us

A wave of deaths of older rock legends has given boomers reason to pause. Is 67 or 70 the new 27? “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.”

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Bob Dylan at 75: Still the Colossus

Is there any contemporary popular music singer, songwriter and musician as significant as Bob Dylan? The answer is no.

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Record Exec Recalls the Days of Expense Accounts

An Elektra Records senior executive paints a great picture about the industry legend and shares some wild stories: how he was recruited to join the label, signing Metallica and some lavish spending

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Herb Alpert Calls Leon Russell ‘A Special Talent’

(Leon) Russell Bridges was one of the studio musicians that performed on many of the great Tijuana Brass albums. The hugely successful performer wrote a beautiful tribute. “I’m glad he was in my life”

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Best Classic Bands First Anniversary

We’re celebrating year one of bringing you the best classic rock news, features, reviews, contests, and more! Thank you for your support and please tell your friends about us

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