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

Rocker Michael Stanley Recorded a Final Album: The Inside Story

Prior to his death in March, the Cleveland legend cut a batch of new tracks with longtime producer Bill Szymczyk, who says “I’m in classic rock heaven”

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Chicago Jazzes Up 2016 Rock Hall Induction

Five out of seven founding members of the band showed up for their long overdue honor. Terry Kath died in ’78; Peter Cetera chose not to attend

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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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Musicians We Lost in 2020

Dozens of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2020, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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Scott Weiland Remembered by Fellow Rockers: 2015

The former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was on tour with his new band when he accidentally overdosed on December 3, 2015

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George Harrison Remembered With Brief Video

A collection of videos from the ex-Beatle’s solo years, including live and studio material, interviews and more, are available on his YouTube channel

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New Tom Petty Book: Exclusive Interview With Author

Christopher McKittrick offers insight to Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles, and the colorful characters and venues that inspired TP and his music

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SNL Salutes Trebek, Connery With Classic ‘Jeopardy!’ Sketches

Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond brilliantly portrayed the two stars in a series of sketches, with the latter, as Connery, tormenting the game show host

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Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey’s Legacy

A longtime music industry executive looks back on a long ago visit to the Eagles’ member’s home and wishes he had spent more time appreciating the moment

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Major Label PR in the ’70s: An Insider View

Dan Beck’s early years in the music biz gave him a front row seat in the rise of Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Park scene

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