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.

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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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

With the release of the massive Early Years box set, we take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader

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Remembering ‘The Midnight Special’

The series launched the 1970s trend of live rock music on late night TV with its pilot in 1972 and boosted the career of Wolfman Jack. Check out the guests

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

By 1968, amidst the psychedelic revolution, Elvis was old news. Then something amazing happened: he decided to be the real Elvis again. We look back.

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Stephen Stills, Neil Young Share the Stage

The three-time bandmates shared the stage at Stills’ annual event. We’ve got great videos of many of their biggest hits including “Mr. Soul,” “Heart of Gold” + “Rockin’ In The Free World”

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REO Speedwagon Rolls With the Changes

Talk about perseverance! It took seven studio albums before the midwestern band achieved real success. Two years later, they were at the top of the music world

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