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

Janis Joplin Slays ‘Ball and Chain’ in Monterey Pop

When she stepped onto the Monterey stage she was still an unknown. When she left she was on her way to superstardom. This five-minute clip is why.

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Rock Radio Promotion: From Dead Rats to Live Aid

How a highly original record label promotional stunt helped introduce Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats to America. “Playboy called me a promotional genius”…

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Woodstock: The Myth vs the Reality

The iconic Woodstock Fest in ’69 has both its myth and reality – not all that different. But over time the event’s public image has strayed from the truth.

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15 Cool Classic Rock Instrumentals

See if you can resist any of these instrumental songs. It’s not easy, because what makes a classic rock instrumental cool is an evocative melody.

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10 Great ‘Rolling Stones’ Tracks Not By The Stones

Whether their performances are a coincidence or an homage to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band, here are 10 Rolling Stones soundalikes.

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12 Catchy Rock Song Hooks

You can’t get it out of your head. The Founding Editor of Guitar World’s favorites include performances by Hendrix, Rick Derringer and T Rex

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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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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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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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