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

The 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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Remembering Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer on 100s of Hits

The inventive member of the Los Angeles-based studio musicians performed on hits by the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Sonny & Cher, and many more

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Keith Emerson (1944 – 2016) Tributes

We’ve handpicked some tributes from fellow musicians to the ELP keyboardist who died on March 10, 2016. “I hope you still felt proud.”

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‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’: Ahead of Its Time

The comedy-musical duo’s popular variety show was a great showcase for rock acts. But many of the sketches proved too controversial for the CBS sensors

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Behind Dave Mason’s ‘Alone Together’: Exclusive Book Excerpt

Every Dave Mason record actually looked different from every other one, because the plant manager dropped colored pellets into the boiling plastic.

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Once Upon a Time: Mark Lindsay on the Raiders’ ‘Good Thing’

The group’s lead vocalist talks about writing the hit single with producer Terry Melcher, the wild story of the Los Angeles home they lived in and the Tarantino movie

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George Martin, Beatles Producer, 1926 – 2016

The so-called Fifth Beatle, who signed the group when they had been passed on by every other British label, oversaw their stunning development

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10 Totally Cool Classic Rock/Soul Songs

In the ’60s and ’70s, rock and soul converged to inspire some damn fine music from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder + more

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Bob Dylan 1965: Evolving to Electric

In the spring of that pivotal year, Columbia Records ran industry ads proclaiming “No One Sings Dylan Like Dylan!” We examine several items not seen since then

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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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