The Classic Rock Legacy

Def Leppard: 10 Things You Might Not Know

We take a deep dive to unearth some interesting tidbits about the band that perhaps have eluded all but the most devoted followers.

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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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The Great Lost Rock Festival of 1969

In a way better than Woodstock? Atlantic City Pop Festival – two weeks before the famed fest in Upstate NY – had a more diverse line-up, and really rocked.

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Dylan Bassist Harvey Brooks on Making ‘Highway 61’

“A thin, frizzy-haired guy dressed in jeans and boots was standing in the front of the mixing console. I assumed it was Bob Dylan.”

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10 Times Mick Jagger Shared the Mic

The star’s appearances apart from the Rolling Stones are surprisingly few. Here are great performances with Peter Tosh, the Jacksons, David Bowie and more that you may not have heard

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Only 1 Album Can Be the Best-Selling Rock LP of All-Time

Six weeks after burying their lead singer, AC/DC had a new frontman and a staggering task: script a suitably epic album to turn tragedy into triumph

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Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival: First-Hand Stories

Those who saw Bob Dylan play his first electric show at Newport in ’65 offer differing yet still compatible memories of that seminal rock music event

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1968 in Rock Music: A Look Back

A year of turmoil gave us some of the greatest music of all time. We look back at the heady year and the incredibly diverse sounds we heard.

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The Classics IV Trio: ‘Spooky,’ ‘Stormy’ & ‘Traces’

They had three huge hits in less than a year and a half. Who were they and what became of them? We look back at the brief career of the Classics IV.

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Harp On It: 20 Great Rock Songs Featuring Harmonica

The harmonica has long been used—particularly by lead singers—to inject a bit of bluesy, earthy authenticity into a song. We look at some of the best.

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