Posts From Rob Patterson

15 Cool Classic Rock Instrumentals

Don’t overlook these songs from Neil Young, Little Feat, the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, The Who, and other classic rock legends

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Danny Fields: Behind-the-Scenes Player in Rock

Our conversation with the insider that played a role in the careers of such influential acts as the Doors, Velvet Underground, MC5, Stooges and Ramones, and is now the subject of a documentary named for a Ramones song named for him, Danny Says

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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Rob Patterson once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless.

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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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B.B. King May Be Gone But The Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Van Morrison at His Finest Live

The enhanced original ‘It’s Too Late to Stop Now’ and the added three discs and DVD are a treasure trove of live in-concert gems.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interview, Winter Tour

The 2019 winter tour brings back a favorite theme. We spoke to TSO founder Paul O’Neill shortly before his unexpected death

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Woodstock: The Myth vs the Reality

The iconic Woodstock Fest in ’69 has both its myth and reality – not all that different. But over time the event’s public image has strayed from the truth.

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