The Classic Rock Legacy

Motown: The Sound of Young America, a Must-Have

A 400-page stunner of a book depicting the definitive visual history and inside story of one of popular music’s most important record labels has been published

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The Monkees 50th Anniversary Celebration

It all started with a classified ad in the Hollywood Reporter. One year later – and 50 years ago – the group are enjoying a well-deserved victory lap

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Queen Tops U.K. All-Time Best-Selling Albums

Britain’s Official Charts Company recently revealed the Top 60 best-selling albums. The list of who’s not included is almost as interesting as who is

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Will the Grammy Awards Show Rock?

This year’s Grammy Awards pay homage to deceased rockers and may signal rock’s future.

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Major Label PR in the ’70s: An Insider View

Dan Beck’s early years in the music biz gave him a front row seat in the rise of Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Park sound.

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HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Gets Rock & the Biz Right

Preview of the new series created by rock and film/TV A-Listers that depicts the wild wild times of the New York music business of the ’70s.

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Handicapping the 2016 Rock Hall Candidates

Best Classic Bands used a bit of intuition and a roll of the dice to assess which acts will be inducted into the Class of 2016

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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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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 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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