The Classic Rock Legacy

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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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 100 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new inductees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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Reggie Young: The Prolific Guitar Great You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

His guitar can be heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, the Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr and more.

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When the Chambers Brothers’ ‘Time’ Had Come

They started out as a gospel quartet, then their souls were psychedelicized. The story of the group behind “Time Has Come Today”

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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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When Tom Petty Moved On With ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’

With MCA owed one final album, the decision was made to finish the contract with the star’s first greatest hits LP. The inside story of how the single was chosen

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Woodstock: The Myth vs the Reality

The iconic Woodstock Fest in ’69 has both its myth and reality – not all that different. But over time the event’s public image has strayed from the truth.

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Rod Stewart & Friends: 10 Great Collaborations

Few singers seem to relish sharing the spotlight with their fellow artists more than Rod the Mod does. We’ve pulled together some of the best.

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton John and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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50 Years Ago: 1972 in Rock Music

In 1972 the music scene was increasingly dominated by new arrivals like Elton John, David Bowie and Eagles. But many ’60s favorites still hung around.

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