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

Carlos Santana Cancels Shows For ‘Unscheduled Heart Procedure’

The 74-year-old, who expanded rock music with Latin, jazz and Afro-Cuban styles with such songs as “Evil Ways” was scheduled to begin a Vegas residency

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Photographer Neal Preston on His Wild Start and Shooting Led Zeppelin

In his more than 5-decade career, he has photographed many of the world’s biggest music, sports and film stars. He shared some great stories with us

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‘More Cowbell’: How Blue Öyster Cult Came to Be

Lead singer Eric Bloom talks about how Soft White Underbelly evolved under their manager/producer Sandy Pearlman, who got them their major label deal

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Iron Maiden Announces 2022 Tour Dates

The Legacy of the Beast world tour has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe. They’re making changes to the stage production for ’22

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Gilbert O’Sullivan, ’70s Hitmaker, Sets 2022 Tour

The singer-songwriter scored a #1 smash with “Alone Again (Naturally),” the #2 single in the U.S. in 1972, and followed it up with several more

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James Taylor’s ‘Sweet Baby James’: Fire and Rain

It ushered in the singer-songwriter era and has endured as a beacon to listeners and like-minded musicians for half a century.

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Chicago, Brian Wilson Set 2022 Co-Headlining Tour

The co-founder of the Beach Boys will turn 80 during the tour. He continues to perform with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

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Judy Collins Pays Tribute to Stephen Sondheim

She recorded his “Send in the Clowns” so beautifully in 1975. “We stand in awe of his power as a poet and a writer,” she wrote

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The Grass Roots: A Name in Search of a Band

Rarely absent from the charts for several years, they created songs that were unlike one another, even while sounding undeniably like the Grass Roots

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Stephen Sondheim, Giant of American Musical Theater, Dies

The giant’s enormous legacy of works includes West Side Story, A Little Night Music, and Sunday in the Park With George (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize)

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The Rascals’ ‘Time Peace’: A Greatest Hits LP That Foretold the Future

While the collection could be considered a document detailing the end of an era, it also marked a makeover: Time was marching on for the band.

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Deep Purple Returns With Covers Album: Listen

The band’s lineup on Turning To Crime remains Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey, and Steve Morse

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Tina Turner on Phil Spector, ‘Tommy,’ Touring With the Stones and Being a Sex Goddess

“As wild as I am, I know that I maintain my femininity. People have always told me that,” said the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in this classic chat.

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2021 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues

Our annual roundup of the year’s best archival rock releases includes impressive packages from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Dylan, the Doors and more

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Hall & Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Gets Vinyl, CD Editions

In 2008, the number-one selling duo in music history played stripped-back versions of their classic hits at the famed Los Angeles club

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Bob Lind, ‘Elusive Butterfly’ Singer-Songwriter: Q&A

He flew into the top 5 in 1966 on the strength of one of his compositions, and he’s been elusive for most of the time since. We spoke with him.

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‘Slowhand’ Revisited: Eric Clapton’s 1977 Platinum Balancing Act

‘Slowhand’ offers a lucid balance of technical mastery and artistic modesty. It became his best-selling studio album to date upon its release.

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Top-Selling Albums of 1981: Rock Still Reigned

Many established bands were criticized as “corporate rock” acts though they, in fact, had been paying their dues for years

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The Inside History of the Electric Light Orchestra

Dennis Elsas’ 1977 radio interview with Bev Bevan, ELO’s co-founder, reveals what brought him, Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood together and what led to Wood’s exit

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When Frank Sinatra Joined the Fifth Dimension

Frank Sinatra did not love rock music, but for his 1968 TV special he sang along with soul-pop hitmakers the Fifth Dimension and fit right in.

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‘Let It Be’ Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg on Filming the Beatles and the Stones

The director behind the original 1970 classic Beatles film was there when cinematic innovation first came to the rock video medium.

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Pete Best’s Epic Response to a Beatles Question

The group often engage their fans on social media by asking things like “What’s Your Favorite Beatles Album?” Their original drummer had a unique answer

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The Kinks’ ‘Celluloid Heroes’: Everybody’s a Star…

“Everybody’s a dreamer, and everybody’s a star,” Ray Davies sang. But it was never quite that simple. Watch a stellar performance of this Kinks Klassik.

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Ozzy Osbourne Moves Tour Again, This Time to 2023

The latest postponement of his “No More Tours 2” cited “the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe”

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