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

‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1’: Just Your Basic Dylan-Petty-Harrison-Orbison-Lynne Supergroup

Their unexpected union was a landmark combining an array of distinctive voices into something no individual could create alone.

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Rusty Young, Poco Legend, Dies at 75

The founding member of the seminal country-rock band was one of the most influential steel guitar players in rock history

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Joey Ramone Biopic Announced, Starring SNL’s Pete Davidson

Announced on the 20th anniversary of the punk icon’s death, the film is based on the memoir of the singer’s younger brother.

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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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Rocker Michael Stanley Recorded a Final Album: The Inside Story

Prior to his death in March, the Cleveland legend cut a batch of new tracks with longtime producer Bill Szymczyk, who says “I’m in classic rock heaven”

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Rod Stewart 1975-1978 Boxed Set Coming, With Rarities

After being out of print for decades, the studio albums mark their return to vinyl with replica sleeves and newly remastered sound

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Radio Hits of April 1969: Crazy Man, Crazy

The hippie counterculture musical Hair was a Broadway smash and had 2 huge singles this week. There were also hits from The Zombies, Glen Campbell + Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Listen: Early Version of ‘Our House’ From CSNY’s ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Box

The set, presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book includes a “pristine” version of the original album plus hours of rare and unreleased studio recordings

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Dire Straits’ Bizarre Rock Hall 2018 Induction

There have been strange inductions at previous Rock Hall events and this one joins the list as Mark Knopfler and brother David were no-shows

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Neil Young Calls Buffalo Springfield: ‘An Amazing Band’

The group, with Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin, enjoyed an intense two-year run. Young says, “We never reached our peak”

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Radio Hits in April 1971: Give ’em a Hand

Songs from the Grass Roots, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night will bring you back. And when’s the last time you heard “Chick-A-Boom”?

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Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Unusual’ Path to the Walk of Fame

The colorful singer-songwriter made an “unusual” debut. She has won Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards and earned a trip on the Walk of Fame

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1965 NME Concert: Beatles, Stones, Kinks + more

Our Classic Video is like your own time machine with an incredible lineup of British Invasion acts performing at one concert

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The Wallflowers’ 1st New Album in 9 Years + Tour

The youngest child of Bob and Sara Dylan has assembled a new Wallflowers lineup for the album, and will head out on a summer trek.

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When Music Went Mobile with 8-Track Tapes

Do you remember when it was a big deal to have an 8-track player in your car? Check out Ford’s 1966 Mustang ad featuring a “stereosonic tape player”…

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How Jimmy Page Got His Legendary Guitar Case Back

A teenaged fan goes to see his favorite band perform in 1972 and, incredibly, obtains a discarded case. Nearly 50 years later, he reunites it with its owner

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‘Fleetwood Mac Live’ Gets Super Deluxe Edition

The expanded edition features a remastered version of the original 1980 release plus more than an hour of unreleased live music recorded between 1977-82

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10 Unusual and Surprising Cover Songs

Our writer veered toward songs that might have some oddball elements but really reinvented the song, or made you hear it in an altered state

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The #1 Singles of 1975: Each Has a Story

39 different songs reached the top of the U.S. chart this year, though programmers were airing less from rock acts. Elton John continued his run with 4 more

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Bill Withers’ ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’: Soul Preachin’

He’d never even planned for a career in music. Before long, he found himself on stage at one of the most prestigious performance venues in the world.

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Cheap Trick’s 20th Studio LP, ‘In Another World’; Big Tour

Listen to several tracks. The band has many concerts on their 2021 calendar including their rescheduled tour with Rod Stewart

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10 Great ‘Rolling Stones’ Tracks Not By the Stones

Whether their performances are a coincidence or an homage to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band, here are 10 Rolling Stones soundalikes.

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Bob Dylan ‘Nashville Skyline’ Cover: The Inside Story

Elliott Landy talks about the magic hour of light and serendipity of his photo. “[Bob] stopped at the coat rack and grabbed a hat. ‘Do you think we could use this?’”

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When Hugh Hefner Championed Rock Music

For more than a year, 1969-70, Hef invited the top rock and soul acts of the day to perform on national TV. Here are more than a dozen of those clips.

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