Tag "classic rock"

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ ‘Damn the Torpedoes’: Full Speed Ahead

The LP was the band’s long-awaited breakthrough, the Heartbreakers now matching the caliber of their front man’s writing with their focused musicianship

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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s Incendiary ‘Fire’

He took the title of his one hit seriously, even putting flaming items on his head while he performed. But he never made the charts again after his 1968 smash.

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17 Classic Chuck Berry Covers

The legend, 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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REO Speedwagon’s A&R Exec Talks About Gary Richrath

The Epic Records exec shares his memories of the late guitarist and signing REO. “Gary was a shredder in the early days”

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Only 5 Albums Were #1 in 1977

Albums from two of rock’s biggest names accounted for 43 of the year’s 52 weeks, a staggering total. They remain among the biggest sellers of all time

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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert: All-Star Lineup

The list of artists at the 1992 event was a mile long with dozens of legends celebrating the Bard’s songs. Watch the A-Listers rehearse and take their turn on “My Back Pages”

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Radio Hits in October 1978: Kenny and Stevie Were Doin’ It

The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that format

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Paul McCartney’s Surprise 300-Seat 2016 Club Gig

It’s every fan’s dream to see their favorite classic rock act perform at the kind of venue they played when they were on their way up

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When Paul Simon Dazzled on Opening Night of His Farewell Tour

Watch the beloved singer-songwriter as he began 2018’s Homeward Bound Tour with a full 25-song set of his memorable favorites

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