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.

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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Record Exec Mike Bone Remembers Bob Krasnow

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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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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Steve Miller Black Keys Diss Doesn’t Dismiss His Rock Hall Rant

Steve Miler’s Rock HOF ceremony rant had many points well taken. But he undermined his crusade for artists by treating Black Keys poorly.

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Trakin Care of Business: Heaven Can’t Wait

Roy Trakin ruminates on a variety of music, culture-related topics and personal gripes in his regular Trakin Care of Business column which makes its BCB debut

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Trakin Care of Business: Get Back, Honky Cats

Our new column plays Monday Morning QB on Coldplay at the Super Bowl. Plus the Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar,’ Elton’s newest, and more.

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Was Don Felder Snubbed by Frey Grammy Tribute?

Fans on social media respond in a variety of ways to the former Eagle’s sadness at not being invited.

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Trakin Care of Business: Hit or Myth?

The columnist says those who are expecting reality on ‘Vinyl’ are missing the point and opines on Grammy tributes and new Neil Young book.

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