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

Steve Perry on Journey Departure: ‘I Was Burned Out’

In a 2018 interview, he said, “I knew it was going to be a painful to walk away, but sometimes you just have to take care of yourself, even if it hurts to do so”

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Sam Cooke, By Those Who Knew Him

“Sam had a big influence on anybody,” said soul singer Bobby Womack. “To me, cancer would be good if Sam gave it out. I’m serious.”

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

We take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader who was a shining star of the psychedelic era

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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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The Grass Roots: A Name in Search of a Band

Rarely absent from the charts for several years, they created songs that were unlike one another, even while sounding undeniably like the Grass Roots

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Billy Joel Triumphs in Return to the Garden

The Piano Man resumed his residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden, more than 20 months after live performances were suspended for the pandemic

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1980: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

The big question was where would rock go? Would the ’80s simply be a continuance of the ’70s, or would we see a new landscape?

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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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Moby Grape’s ‘Worst Night’: Excerpt from New Fillmore East Book

“That night was something else. I had friends out there and they were laughin’. We finally got up and kicked some ass.”–Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller

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Happy Birthday to Drummer Kenney Jones

He’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founder of Small Faces and Faces, and joined The Who in 1978

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