The Classic Rock Legacy

Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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1970: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

We looked back at hundreds of albums released that year and whittled the list down to 50 standouts. How many do you own?

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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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10 Classic Rock Covers by Metal Bands

Metal bands are not known for tackling other artists’ material. Someone forgot to tell that to Van Halen, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and several others.

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Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey

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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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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Before They Were Stars Pt. 3: Rockers’ Early Days

In the third installment of our continuing series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence and others.

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Handicapping the 2019 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the 2019 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Jefferson Airplane Recall Woodstock: A New Dawn

Grace Slick addressed the sea of humans, “You have seen the heavy groups. Now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah, it’s a new dawn.”

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Three Dog Night: Under the Covers

Their value lie not in their compositional skills but in their knack for choosing songs by others that fit their style and broadened their appeal.

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