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.

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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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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Deaths of Older Rock Legends Continue to Shake Us

A wave of deaths of older rock legends has given boomers reason to pause. Is 67 or 70 the new 27? “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.”

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Best Classic Bands Second Anniversary

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

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Why Deaths of Older Rock Legends Still Shake Us

A wave of deaths of older rock legends has given boomers reason to pause. Is 67 or 70 the new 27? “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.”

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Record Exec Recalls the Days of Expense Accounts

An Elektra Records senior executive paints a great picture about the industry legend and shares some wild stories: how he was recruited to join the label, signing Metallica and some lavish spending

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Best Classic Bands First Anniversary

We’re celebrating year one of bringing you the best classic rock news, features, reviews, contests, and more! Thank you for your support and please tell your friends about us

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Steve Miller Black Keys Diss Doesn’t Dismiss His Rock Hall Rant

Steve Miler’s Rock HOF ceremony rant had many points well taken. But he undermined his crusade for artists by treating Black Keys poorly.

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Trakin Care of Business: Heaven Can’t Wait

Roy Trakin ruminates on a variety of music, culture-related topics and personal gripes in his regular Trakin Care of Business column which makes its BCB debut

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