The Classic Rock Legacy

Musicians We’ve Lost in 2021

Many of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2021, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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Before They Were Stars: More Rockers’ Early Days

In another installment of our series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence, Buckingham-Nicks, and more

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10 Great Eric Clapton Collaborations

‘Clapton Is God’ read the U.K. graffiti in his early years. With other gods like Lennon, Townshend, Beck, Santana + more his playing is at its most divine.

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The Zombies’ 2019 Rock Hall Induction is a ‘Dream’

Though the British Invasion band had been eligible for entry decades ago, they were grateful to be finally recognized by their peers

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Stevie Nicks’ Duet With Don Henley at 2019 Rock Hall Induction

She’s the first female to be inducted twice into the Hall of Fame, after 21 men had already been so honored. The pair sang their 1982 duet, “Leather and Lace”

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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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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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Sugarloaf Sings About a ‘Green-Eyed Lady’

The band was best known for the 1970 hit and another Top 10 single, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Lead singer Jerry Corbetta died in 2016

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10 Songs That Defined New Wave Music

New wave music wasn’t easily defined, but most fans knew it when they heard it. We chose 10 songs that, to us, were the best of the genre.

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Digging In to The Yardbirds History

We sort out the notable moments of the legendary English blues-rock band in which Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all played.

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