Points of View

These articles examine and opine on the state of rock music as well as trends, issues and other matters of consequence related to classic rock and its business and culture.

Handicapping the 2020 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced 16 nominees for the 2019 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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New Rock Hall Foundation Head Promises Changes

The new Chairman of the Hall’s Foundation, which selects the artists for induction, revealed some of his plans in an interview with the Los Angeles Times

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Woodstock 50 Debacle: No Peace. No Love. No Music

A 50th anniversary doesn’t just sneak up on you. So how did the plans for a worthy celebration of the 1969 festival fall apart?

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Bob Dylan: Still the Colossus

Is there any contemporary popular music singer, songwriter and musician as significant as Bob Dylan? The answer is no.

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The Woodstock 50 Artist Lineup: What to Make of It

No one attending Woodstock 50 will like every scheduled performer. But there’s plenty worth checking out, among both younger and older artists.

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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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Best Classic Bands: Third Anniversary

We’re celebrating year three of the best classic rock news, features, reviews, retro charts and more! Thank you for your support! Please tell your friends

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Dave Edmunds Shares a Bruce Springsteen Story

All celebrities know each other, right? Well, at some point, they have to actually meet. Such was the case when Bruce gave Dave a song for his next album. “It was perfect for me”

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Herb Alpert Calls Leon Russell ‘A Special Talent’

(Leon) Russell Bridges was one of the studio musicians that performed on many of the great Tijuana Brass albums. The hugely successful performer wrote a beautiful tribute. “I’m glad he was in my life”

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Dave Edmunds Shares Two Chuck Berry Stories

The singer-songwriter-guitarist tells 2 stories of playing with the rock ‘n’ roll legend. “Who said the white man can’t play the blues?”

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