Classic Rock

Content related to the classic rock artists and the classic rock time period.

Bruce Springsteen Live: The Boss Still Rocks

In a little under two weeks, I will be going to see the one and only Bruce Springsteen live. I like concerts in general and would go to all of them if I could, but this will be my first time seeing Springsteen in concert (I've seen video, but never live) so I'm definitely really looking forward to it. To prepare, I've been seeking out a lot of clips of Springsteen and the E Street Band playing live. I've found plenty worth checking out and I thought I'd share a couple from more recent days so you all can see that the Boss still rocks as well.

5 Reasons to Listen to Hendrix... If We Need More that We Already Have

When it comes to classic rock, what artist is more widely known than Jimi Hendrix, except maybe the Beatles. I remember when I first started listening to this legendary guitarist and being blown away of course by his fret work, but also by the overall creativity of his music. Sure it was the age of psychedelia when it was written (and the drugs were flowing), but there is still something special about his music. It's progressive, soulful and complex all while being more about expression that overtly showy or indulgent.

The Velvet Underground Live: Two Clips to Check Out

Some bands are harder than other than others to find some decent live footage of. I've been looking for those elusive clips of the Velvet Underground playing live, specifically from their time with Andy Warhol, for a while. I'm pretty sure it exists and have seen some online, but nothing of too great a caliber till recently (then again, I don't spend all day looking for clips so I'm sure some have eluded me).

Thoughts on Led Zeppelin To Play Ahmet Ertegun Tribute

Perhaps you didn't catch the big rock and roll news from yesterday, but it's true, Led Zeppelin will be reuniting. As exciting as that is, don't get your hopes up too much, (or perhaps do), as at this time it will only be for a one time tribute show to legendary Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun in the 02 Arena in London on November 26, 2007. The lineup will be the remaining three original members of the band, Plant, Page and Jones, with Jason Bonham (son of John Bohnam) on drums.

The Late Great Cream: Less than Three Years, but a Huge Influence

In rock and roll history, there are some bands that have obtained legendary, even mythic status. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead etc... each with careers that span multiple albums and often a decade or more. Then there is another group of rock groups that achieved this massive status is an almost impossibly short amount of time. The Sex Pistols were only around for one album and even Jimi Hendrix was on the scene for only about 4 years at most and yet both had a huge impact on rock and roll... And then there is Cream.

The Peter Green Era Fleetwood Mac

I remember first hearing the pop styling of Fleetwood Mac very early in my youth on classic rock radio. They always seemed like one of those classic era bands that were always talked about in some way or another. Later on as I began to really investigate classic rock I did seek out their music and felt satisfied by a lengthy "Best of" collection... well that was until I started playing guitar and discovered Peter Green.

New Music from the Eagles: Their First Studio Album in 28 Years

I can't really make up my mind about bands getting back together to record after long periods of... well not recording. It always seems like such an exciting idea, especially when it's huge bands that are rock legends and the mere possibility of "new" music from them makes some people giddy and weak in the knees. When these things actually pan out though, there are only a few cases where it seems that the bands really capture something worth sharing, and that leads me to a wonder whether I'm glad those bands reunited or if I wished they had left it alone.

Black Sabbath Live from 1970

I find it somewhat funny that Black Sabbath is a band a got into AFTER I'd gone through my metal phase and had started listening to classic rock. Seems kind of backwards that I didn't listen to the real pioneering metal band at all when I was really into metal.

5 Underrated Songs from the Who

The Who was one of the first bands I really got into from the Classic Rock era. I think what attracted me was how instantly recognizable the band's major hits were. Songs like "My Generation", "Who Are You", "Teenage Wasteland", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are such epic songs and rock standards that I knew them, and that they were done by the Who, long before I owned any of the band's actual albums.

Lennon Solo Catalog Goes Digital, Harrison on the Way?

If you've been following music news in the past week or so then you've seen the announcements of how John Lennon's solo catalog available digitally, and according to some sources, George Harrison's will be by the end of 2007.

Both of these things are definitely exciting.

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