The Scene:

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

10 More Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

A sequel to our original survey of LPs recorded at the iconic NYC and San Francisco venues, includes Derek and the Dominos, John Mayall and even Chuck Berry

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Carole King, Queen Perform at Global Citizen 2019: Watch

The concert was believed to be the singer-songwriting legend’s first scheduled public performance since she sang 2 songs at a 2017 event

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Final Concert

We didn’t know that he soldiered on throughout the big 2017 tour with a fractured hip. Who could have known that their September 25 performance would be their last?

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Eagles’ ‘The Long Run’: The Making of a Classic

“’The Long Run’ was a pretty painful birth because we were like, ‘How the f*** are we going to top “Hotel California”‘?”–Joe Walsh

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Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say’: An Accidental Classic

A consummate, road-tested professional, Charles sat down at his Wurlitzer electric piano and improvised a blues-based boogie-woogie riff.

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ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down… Bruce!’

Most classic rock acts have a misheard lyric. It goes with the territory. So what did Jeff Lynne do when concert audiences started singing along to his big hit?

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Jimmy Page, Steve Miller Watch Don Felder Perform ‘Hotel California’

The three guitar icons attended NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition

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Remember Nelson? Twin Brothers Now Well Into Their ’50s

Less than 5 years after the untimely death of their father, Ricky Nelson, Gunnar and Matthew were on top of the music world themselves

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The Doobie Brothers’ ‘What a Fool Believes’: Behind Their #1 Hit

The song almost didn’t happen. Michael McDonald’s sister told him it sounded like ‘circus music’ and to forget it. Good thing he didn’t listen to her!

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Barry McGuire vs. Barry Sadler: When the News Hit #1

One chart-topper listed complaints about the inequities and horrors of the day, while the other was a patriotic paean to the Army’s elite special forces.

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