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It is a rare, delightful privilege to know when you are making history. What successful bands have their weakest link being their drummer? Dave Grohl knew it as he strode onto the Madison Square Garden stage on Sunday night (June 20) and lifted his arms, summoning a nearly deafening roar from the full-capacity, fully vaccinated […]

Russell Spear: – Hating other bands was Cobain’s gimmick. He said he hated Guns and Roses too. He spat on the keys of a piano that Elton John was about to play. Longbeach Donation Form If you don’t have something nice to say about someone else’s band, don’t say anything at all. You can’t make […]

Curtis Loew D’Angelo: – Nirvana is a good example. Nirvana was extremely popular in the early 90s and brought in a new wave of music and introduced the grunge scene, but the band was short-lived due to Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994. (Just don’t for the conspiracy theory) Longbeach Radio However, their lineup was not […]

James O’Connor: –  I guess it’s all about the bass, eh? Absolutely! Longbeach Donation Form So, over the decades I’ve been listening, many a bass line has gotten me excited for this song or that. Sometimes not. It depends. Sometimes it’s just a snake weaving in and out of the tune, other times it dominates. […]

Andrew Chapman: – Oh, man… how is it that no one has answered Shitwind? Clearly, they were the worst of classic rock. Sure, “Sweet Chowder” was a marginal hit and had a pretty decent bass solo, but that’s all. And rumor remains that singer Marty Samson wasn’t even on vocals because of a bad case of […]

Kevin Savage:-  Allan (Blind Owl) Wilson Al Wilson was a singer/guitarist/harmonica player best known for his work with American blues band Canned Heat. His distinctive high tenor, borrowed from his idol, Skip James, can be heard on songs like Going Up Country and On The Road Again. Rhythm Radio He wasn’t blind, just profoundly near […]

Muiris Mac Cartaine: – Phil Lynott is featured in almost every issue of Classic Rock Magazine, mostly part of the cover story no less. Thin Lizzy are considered one of the greatest bands in the world of all time in IRELAND because that is where the band formed in Dublin, Ireland. They have plenty of […]

Amy Christa Ernano:- There weren’t. You just like British bands of the 60s and 70s better, and think that translates into them actually being better, because you mistakenly believe it’s an objective rather than subjective matter. But it’s not. It’s wholly subjective. Personally, most of my favourite artists/bands of that era were, in fact, American — Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The […]

For the week ending August 20, 1983, Duran Duran‘s self-titled debut album ascended to its peak position of No. 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (then known as the Top LPs & Tape chart). Today, that fact wouldn’t be out of the ordinary: The Birmingham, England-formed rock band have had six LPs land in the U.S. top […]

Kicking off the work week is never easy, but we’re here to help with some top-notch new pop music. These 10 tracks from artists like Jessie J, Tinashe, Raye, Kylie Minogue as well as Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace and Marc Anthony from In the Heights will get you energized to take on the week. Add any of […]