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The Scene features a variety of articles that explore a wide range of subjects, all of then delving into the many aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture

Prince Insiders Talk About His 1987 Masterpiece, ‘Sign O’ the Times’: Exclusive

Exclusive: Prince Insiders Talk About His 1987 Masterpiece, ‘Sign O’ the Times’

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash and Aftermath

Only four years after their debut album, the Florida band suffered a devastating loss when their chartered plane ran out of fuel, killing six people.

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A-Ha! Unplugged ‘Take on Me’ Transforms the Song

A song you’ve heard countless times; its 1985 video has an astonishing number of views on YouTube. A touching acoustic version transforms the song

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Gerry Rafferty, ‘Baker Street,’ and That Sax Solo!

The smash hit was written while its author was hanging out in a flat in London, trying to escape from frustrating legal proceedings.

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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s Incendiary “Fire”

He took the title of his one hit seriously, even putting flaming items on his head while he performed. But he never made the charts again after his 1968 smash.

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Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’ Inspires ‘Vampires’ on Ventura Blvd

On the night of October 19, 2017–on the eve of what would have been his 67th birthday–fans organized a Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk

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17 Classic Chuck Berry Covers

The legend, who may have invented rock and roll, died at 90 in 2017. To celebrate his legacy, we’ve chosen 17 of his best, as covered by some of his biggest fans

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REO Speedwagon’s A&R Exec Talks About Gary Richrath

The Epic Records exec that signed the band shares his memories of the late guitarist and signing REO. “Gary was a shredder in the early days”

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Seals and Crofts: Diamonds in the Rough

Their ’70s top 10 hits–“Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer”–told only part of the story. The soft-rockers had been around for years by then.

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When a Radio Legend and a Bottle of Jack Saved a Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert

In ’76, the band’s management asked an exec at their label to set up a live radio broadcast. When show time arrived, they refused to go on. Enter Scott Muni

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