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 Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

Instrumentals used to be a regular feature of Top 40 radio. Here are the backstories on 10 of our favorites including songs by Herb Alpert and The Ventures

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Chrysalis Co-Founder Chris Wright on Label’s Rise

In this excerpt from HITS Presents History of the Music Biz Two – The Mike Sigman Interviews, the exec talks about guiding the career development of the label’s Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Leo Sayer and Blondie

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10 Solos by Jazz Greats on Rock Songs

When classic rock acts need a certain sound, and have enough cash, prestige, or luck, they hire an iconic musician they feel would be perfect for the job

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Yes Perform ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’ Live: 1972

The lineup that many define as classic Yes – Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White – take a 1972 audience on a wondrous journey on this song from The Yes Album

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Steve Earle Interview: The Return of the Outlaw

With a new album that he calls a philosophical followup to his ’80s classic ‘Guitar Town,’ the singer-songwriter is back to being one of the defiant ones.

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Moby Grape: When Bad Things Happen to Good Bands

They recorded one of the greatest debut rock albums of all-time. After that, nothing went right. The sad saga of a legendary, doomed San Francisco band.

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The Summer of Love, by Those Who Were There

Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips and others assembled in New York to remember the headiest summer of all. “I was stoned all the time,” recalled Nash.

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11 Top New Orleans Rock Bands

The rock bands in NOLA run from metal to garage rock to singer-songwriters to Louisiana stylistic gumbos. Expert John Swenson picks the best.

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Janis Joplin Slays ‘Ball and Chain’ in Monterey Pop

When she stepped onto the Monterey stage she was still an unknown. When she left she was on her way to superstardom. This five-minute clip is why.

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10 Great ‘Rolling Stones’ Tracks Not By The Stones

Whether their performances are a coincidence or an homage to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band, here are 10 Rolling Stones soundalikes.

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