BEST CLASSIC BANDS – CELEBRATING THE ARTISTS, MUSIC AND POP CULTURE OF THE CLASSIC ROCK ERA

Rick Wakeman Sets 2021 U.S. and U.K. Tours

The keyboard wiz has booked The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star tour with virtuosic piano performances and hilarious anecdotes, inspired by his 50-year career

Read More

Squeeze Sets 2021 Headlining Tour Among Support Dates With Hall & Oates

The Tilbrook/Difford-led band have 24 dates in addition to 18 with the popular duo. “Seeing an audience again will be emotional; it’s been too long”

Read More

The Byrds’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ LP—A Folk Rock Manifesto

With worthwhile covers, solid originals and no filler, the LP sustained a level of quality that invited favorable comparison with their heroes, the Beatles.

Read More

When The Rolling Stones’ 2019 Tour Began, at Last

With a limber Mick Jagger looking as fit as ever, the Stones finally kicked off the 2019 edition of their “No Filter” tour, at Soldier Field in Chicago

Read More

Sinéad O’Connor Retires (Again) to Focus on Writing

The news comes roughly 2 weeks after she had retracted her earlier statement. The controversial singer-songwriter has been promoting her new memoir, Rememberings

Read More

11 Great Rock and Pop Summer Songs

Here are some favorites on our playlist that span several decades, to help you celebrate the season of barbecues, convertibles and beaches

Read More

Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: 2019

Jeff Lynne’s ELO opened their 2019 North American tour with a 20-song set of favorites. He was joined by his former bandmate’s son on “Handle With Care”

Read More

Brian Wilson’s ‘Pet Sounds’ Shines at 50th Bash: 2016

Brian Wilson led a 12-piece band in a “wonderful” golden anniversary celebration of his masterpiece at the Hollywood Bowl

Read More

The #1 Albums of 1971: 14 Stories

The year was marked by great releases by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and others. But the sales chart was dominated by a singer-songwriter

Read More

Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’: An Emotional and Candid Solo Triumph

His only #1 LP, and an Album of the Year Grammy winner, this 1975 release offered definitive proof that he was not going back to the past.

Read More

Bob Dylan Announces Streamed Performance

Shadow Kingdom “will showcase him in an intimate setting as he presents renditions of songs from his extensive body of work”

Read More

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary: 2017 Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set to their adoring fans, which highlighted their remarkable musicianship

Read More

‘Summer of Soul’ Film Documents Lost Footage From 1969 Music Festival

Over the course of 6 weeks in 1969, one hundred miles south of the Woodstock site, the Harlem Cultural Festival featured big stars. Lost footage reveals its history

Read More

Happy Together Tour to Resume in 2021, 2022

The 11th edition of the tour, named after the Turtles song, has been postponed due to the pandemic The participating acts have earned dozens of Top 10 hits

Read More

Eric Burdon & The Animals’ Love Song to ‘Monterey’

Performing a the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was such a profound experience for the British singer that he wrote a song about it. Here’s the story.

Read More

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin Set 2021 Tour

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters will be on stage together for several dozen shows this fall, performing songs and sharing stories

Read More

AT40: When Casey Kasem Delivered the Hits

Fans tuned in each week for the popular syndicated program “heard in the fifty states and around the world,” and for great stories from its legendary host

Read More

Tedeschi Trucks Band to Release Live ‘Layla Revisited’

The festival audience had no idea that the TTB and guest Trey Anastasio of Phish were planning to revisit the entire 1970 classic album

Read More

Top-Selling Albums of 1980: A New Decade

Many all-time greats were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are among the biggest sellers of all time

Read More

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery’: A Brainstorm of the Highest Order

The combination of high concept, grandiose execution and ELP’s usual artistic ambition made ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ a mind-blowing effort.

Read More

Santana Resets 2021, 2022 Tour Calendar

He’s announced his return to the stage. His dates with Earth, Wind & Fire – the first time the bands have toured together – have been pushed back again

Read More

Argent’s Masterful, Underrated Debut: From Z to A

Out of the ashes of the Zombies came their keyboardist’s new band, Argent. Their debut album is one of rock’s most underrated of all time.

Read More

Eric Clapton Announces 2021 U.S. Tour

The concerts will be Slowhand’s only North American dates for 2021 and will precede his European tour, which was rescheduled to Spring of 2022

Read More

Gregg Allman’s Grandson, Orion Gregory, Makes Stage Debut on Hammond B3

“My son has played piano since he was a little guy,” said his father, Devon, of the Allman Betts Band. “The road truly goes on forever!”

Read More