Tag "classic rock"

Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’: A Look Back

Despite tense recording sessions, the band’s followup to ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ became a landmark of art-rock on its own right

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Fleetwood Mac Begin 2018-2019 Tour: Recap

The band, now with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Lindsey Buckingham, reached back into its enormous catalog and added songs associated with its new members

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15 Cool 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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Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ – The True Story

The media touted how he finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ writer the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s

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Mike Rutherford Still Living His Musical Years

Our Mike Rutherford interview in which the classic rocker talks about Mike + the Mechanics and addresses the ever-present Genesis reunion questions

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The Doors ‘Waiting for the Sun’ Deluxe: Review

There’s a lot to like on this third Doors LP, and it’s not difficult to see why it did so well. We review the 50th anniversary edition of their only #1 LP.

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Tom Petty, a True Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Petty idolized the Byrds and he famously incorporated their 1967 song, “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” into the Heartbreakers concert repertoire

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Look Back: The Top-Selling Albums of 1980

Many all-time classics were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are the #5 and #6 best sellers of all time

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Radio Hits in October 1974: Look Back (at ‘Nothing’)

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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When Jefferson Airplane Sang From a NYC Rooftop

When the French filmmaker Godard needed a band for his new film on radical culture in 1968, he invited San Francisco’s finest. They responded by waking up New York City.

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