The Classic Rock Legacy

10 Times the Beatles Used Pseudonyms on Records

You may not think you know Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Percy Thrillington, Jai Raj Harrison or Richie Snare, but trust us, you do.

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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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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10 Times Mick Jagger Shared the Mic

The star’s appearances apart from the Rolling Stones are surprisingly few. Here are great performances with Peter Tosh, the Jacksons, David Bowie and more that you may not have heard

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Bobbie Gentry’s ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ @50

Why did he kill himself? What was thrown from the bridge? What became of the singer-songwriter behind it? Here’s what’s known.

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Steam: ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’

The band didn’t even exist. When one of its songwriters needed a B-side in 1969, they recorded it and the song became a surprise hit. Now, of course, it’s a sports staple

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10 Solos by Jazz Greats on Rock Songs

When classic rock acts need a certain sound, and have enough cash, prestige, or luck, they hire an iconic musician they feel would be perfect for the job

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Yes Perform ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’ Live

The lineup that many define as classic Yes – Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White – take a 1972 audience on a wondrous journey on this song from The Yes Album

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Steve Earle Interview: The Return of the Outlaw

With a new album that he calls a philosophical followup to his ’80s classic ‘Guitar Town,’ the singer-songwriter is back to being one of the defiant ones.

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The Wrecking Crew: Musicians Behind 100s of Hits

It was a labor of love for Denny Tedesco to document the LA studio musicians who played on hit singles by the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Mamas & the Papas + more

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