The Scene:

The Scene features a variety of articles that range from quick reads to longer pieces exploring a wide range of subjects from a spectrum of angles, all of then delving into the many and myriad aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture.

10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the Police, B-52’s, Devo and some surprises

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When Neil Young Found a Neil Young Bootleg

What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 95 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new nominees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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50 Years Ago: 1967 in Rock Music

1967—the golden anniversary of which we will be celebrating all year long—was one amazing year for rock music. Here are some of the highlights.

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Born to Run: An Appreciation

More than 40 years ago, Born to Run made Bruce Springsteen a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental + irresistible classic rock masterpiece

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David Bowie’s Lazarus: His Co-Writer’s Story

Shortly before he died, a new musical written by Bowie opened in New York. The origin of the show goes back a decade. Read the back story here.

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David Bowie 1947 – 2016

The words “David Bowie dead” come as a shock. The star’s Facebook page notes he “died peacefully today… after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”

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17 #1 Hits Worse Than ‘We Built This City’

That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse.

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10 Great Jimmy Page Non-Led Zep Songs

Led Zeppelin is just a part of Pagey’s musical legacy. Here are some of his other great guitar-playing moments with Clapton, Beck, Cocker + more.

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Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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