The Classic Rock Legacy

The Summer of Love, by Those Who Were There

Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips and others assembled in New York to remember the headiest summer of all. “I was stoned all the time,” recalled Nash.

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10 Great Southern Rock Albums

Our writer’s picks for some of the best albums in the genre, one of the most popular styles in the ’70s. The debate is always sure to start a bar fight

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17 Classic Chuck Berry Covers

Chuck Berry, who may have invented rock and roll, died at 90 in 2017. To celebrate his legacy, we’ve chosen 17 of his best, as covered by some of his biggest fans

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Exclusive: ‘70s L.A. Singer-Songwriters Book Excerpt

The fertile L.A. music scene of the 1970s gave us the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits and Randy Newman. Author Bruce Pollock shares their stories

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2016 in Review: Saying Farewell to So Many

We’ve lost so many giants of the music world in 2016. Here we take a look back at some of those who are now gone, but who gave us so much.

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The Rick Wakeman Interview, Part One

The prog legend will soon be inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of Yes. But he’s also got a fine new solo piano album. We spoke with him about it.

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David Bowie’s Lazarus: His Co-Writer’s Story

Shortly before he died, a new musical written by Bowie opened in New York. The origin of the show goes back a decade. Read the back story here.

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Handicapping the 2017 Rock Hall Nominees

Shortly after the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2017 nominees, we made our predictions of who would get in. See how we did

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Scott Weiland Remembered by Stone Temple Pilots

The former frontman for STP and Velvet Revolver was on tour with his new band, The Wildabouts, when he accidentally overdosed on alcohol and drugs on December 3, 2015

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Exclusive: Meat Loaf Video for ‘Going All the Way’

Best Classic Bands is pleased to present the premiere of the first single from Meat Loaf’s new collaboration with Jim Steinman!

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