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

Sonny & Cher’s ‘The Beat Goes On’ (& On & On)…

A breakdown of the way things used to be vs. the inevitable winds of change, it gave them their third major hit. But some things, it seemed, never changed

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John Fogerty Talks About Writing ‘Proud Mary’

50 years after he began writing one of his most-beloved songs, the musician shared how he first started writing it and how the title came to be

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Graham Nash, Stephen Stills on How CSN Got Their Start

Nash and Stills agree on most, but not all, of the details of when they first harmonized on “You Don’t Have to Cry” in 1968

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Aerosmith’s Early Years: 1970–72—Book Excerpt

Before they sold out arenas and stadiums, Aerosmith struggled in dive bars and school gyms. A new book details the “bad boys from Boston’s” first years.

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Musicians We Lost in 2021

Many of our favorite artists were taken from us in 2021, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects

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Classic Rock Acts You’ve Seen in Concert: Poll

We’ve listed 100 of the biggest names of all-time. How many have you seen perform live? Please share this post with your friends to see where you stack up

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Queen’s Homage to Space Exploration: ’39’

The band’s guitarist, Brian May, can do many things well, one of which is to write songs. This one, about time travel, presaged his PhD in astrophysics

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McCartney, Queen, The Who Headline 1979 London Benefit Concerts

Over the course of 4 nights during the Christmas holiday, a Who’s Who of British rock stars performed to raise money for war-torn Cambodia

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Foreigner’s Debut Album: The Inside Story

How the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unique clause in the contract…

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10 Top Second Albums From Classic Rockers

A sophomore slump is a common classic rock jinx. Here are some where artists like Creedence and the Beatles made a big creative leap between albums 1 and 2

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