The Classic Rock Legacy

When Glenn Frey Came to Small-Town Minnesota

Imagine you’re in a tiny town in Minnesota and there, onstage, is the co-founder of the legendary Eagles, playing for just a couple hundred folks.

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15 Coolest Classic Rock Instrumentals

See if you can resist any of these instrumental songs. It’s not easy, because what makes a classic rock instrumental cool is an evocative melody.

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10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the Police, B-52’s, Devo and some surprises

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When Neil Young Found a Neil Young Bootleg

What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 95 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new nominees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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Born to Run: An Appreciation

More than 40 years ago, Born to Run made Bruce Springsteen a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental + irresistible classic rock masterpiece

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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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