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 Memorable Rock Concert Riots

Sometimes concerts get far wilder than planned and riots break out. Here are 10 of the more significant rock shows that spiraled into chaos.

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Year of The Dead Continues

Fare Thee Well isn’t all that marked a Grateful Dead 50th anniversary and 20 years since Jerry Garcia’s passing. The Dear Jerry exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA and other events help Deadheads remember one of classic rock’s most beloved bands.

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The 10 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All-Time

Tim Sommer first defines what makes a great riff and then compiles a list that will surprise. Yup, “Sweet Jane” is on there. See what else…

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Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival: First-Hand Stories

Those who saw Bob Dylan play his first electric show at Newport in ’65 offer differing yet still compatible memories of that seminal rock music event

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NMS Report: Are Happy Days Here Again?

At this year’s New Music Seminar, hot topics for the recorded music biz were both new and old: The growth of streaming services and vinyl’s big comeback

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The High School Reunion Playlist

What songs were rocking the Scarsdale High School class of 1975? Laura Huntt Foti shares the song list she has programmed for their 50th reunion.

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Get Set For Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day gets better every year, providing “Christmas in April” for independent brick & mortar record store and collectors, and reminding recorded music lovers that their local shops are their best friend.

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The Dead’s Long Strange Trip Says Fare Thee Well

Yes, it’s been a long strange trip to the last Grateful Dead shows. Writers who have also been fans reflect on what the Fare Thee Well concerts mean. Is it cash grab by the surviving members? Will the shows do the Dead justice? One thing’s for sure: the band has made timeless music that is inescapable.

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Denis Leary Returns as Washed-Up Rock Star

Is rock’n’roll with at least allusions to the sex and drugs ready for prime time? Find out by catching the new Denis Leary series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on FX this summer.

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It’s Record Store Day: Black Friday Edition

Record lovers can shop and have fun this when the now-annual Record Store Day Black Friday edition takes place with lots of exclusive classic rock titles

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