The Classic Rock Legacy

The Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together’ @50

The song had been kicking around for a few years when they recorded it. Their first release of the tune bombed. Then it became a timeless anthem.

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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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15 Unlikely Covers by Classic Rock Artists

The Beatles doing Broadway, Judas Priest covering Joan Baez, the Who reimagining the Beach Boys and a dozen more oddball covers. Give a listen!

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Mike Bloomfield & the Electric Flag @50

He was an American guitar hero before there was such a thing. In 1967 he put together a new but short-lived band that combined blues, soul and rock.

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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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10 Great One-Man-Band Albums

What do Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Prince, John Fogerty and Steve Winwood have in common? Each made a true solo album. Our guide to do-it-yourselfers.

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10 Great Eric Clapton Collaborations

‘Clapton Is God’ read the U.K. graffiti in his early years. With other gods like Lennon, Townshend, Beck, Santana + more his playing is at its most divine.

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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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Great Classic Rock Trios: 10 Powerful Threesomes

Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than a three-piece band. We profile 10 of the best, including Cream, Rush, ZZ Top and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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