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

Live Album Reissues Proliferate

Classic rock fans who enjoy live LPs and concert films from their favorite acts have a bonanza to choose from these days. Is this a golden age of live albums?

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Will The Kinks Reunite?

The contentious yet loving siblings Ray and Dave Davies may talk over a reunion during the coming end-of-year holidays. Rabid fans hope The Kinks will return.

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Scott McKenzie and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California, Many thousands took his advice.

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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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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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