The Scene:

The Scene features a variety of articles that explore a wide range of subjects, all of then delving into the many aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture

10 More Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

A sequel to our earlier survey of LPs recorded at the iconic NYC and San Francisco venues, including Clapton, the Dead, John Mayall and even Chuck Berry!

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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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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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Linda Ronstadt—A Rare Interview (Part One)

It’s been nearly a decade since one of our greatest singers retired, having lost her gift to Parkinson’s. Here she discusses highlights of her career.

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11 Greatest Not-So-Typical Guitar Leads

Guitar World Founding Editor Noe Gold identifies 11 classic rock guitar leads whose greatness isn’t speed & flash but melodicism, ingenuity and originality.

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Prince Revealed His Genius in 1981 Interview

BCB Contributor Rob Patterson enjoyed a rare 90-minute interview with Prince – face to face – as part of the budding star’s PR team.

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The Rolling Stones Bring Howlin’ Wolf to U.S. TV

From the start they were huge fans of the blues. So when the British band had the chance to present one of their idols on American TV, they grabbed it.

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10 Very Cool Covers of Prince Songs

He was a prolific songwriter and often gifted songs to artists he admired. He once said that covering your music means that your version doesn’t exist anymore. We beg to differ.

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10 Jazz Singles of the ’60s That Became Hits

Back in the day, record labels released jazz tunes as singles, and sometimes they became huge hits. We revisit 10 classics of the genre from the 1960s.

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Great Classic Rock Trios: 10 Powerful Threesomes

Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than a three-piece band. We profile 10 of the best, including Cream, Rush, ZZ Top and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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