Classic Rock

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

The Twisted, Progressive Guitar Work of Frank Zappa Live

It was a good day yesterday, at least from a musical standpoint for me, as it certainly was a sad day from a world events view what with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, (condolences to the entire nation of Pakistan and all those affected by the tragedy).

A Triumphant Return: The Reviews of the Led Zeppelin Reunion Show are In

Well, this may be my third Led Zeppelin post this month already, but they are the band of the hour and being a fan, the band that is most prominent in my mind right now. This time the reviews of their reunion show are in. Most sources seem to agree, they were incredible and miles away from the last two somewhat unimpressive reunion shows the band played in 85' and 88'.

Led Zeppelin Reunion Show Today: 9 Songs to Hope they Play

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally arrived... the day one of the biggest names in rock and roll returns to the stage for a onetime event. Today is the day of the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the 02 arena in London for a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records. Although rumors have been flying left and right that this is really the first of a full fledged reunion tour for Zeppelin, including slips that the Cult may be their opening band and an anonymous tip about Zeppelin headlining Bonnaroo next year, nothing has been confirmed by the band, past this show.

The Piano Man Comes to Chicago: A Concert Review

It's been a good year for concerts, perhaps one of the best I've had in a while in terms of big names. I wish I could have gone to more (my hearing and wallet might think otherwise), but I can't really complain because the shows I saw this year were some of the best rock and roll concerts I've ever been to. A few days ago I was able to catch the "Piano Man" himself, Billy Joel, here in Chicago, and the trend of great concerts continued.

Rock & Roll Feature: Led Zeppelin, Birth of the Legend

This is the thirteenth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Where Proto Punk Meets Pop, Folk and Glam: Bridging Genres with T Rex

How any particular group/artist blends their influences and different genres is a big part of what makes their own musical sound unique. In some cases it's a lot more obvious what different brands of music have gone into a particular sound than others. I always find it interesting though, especially when bands surprise me with their depth.

Rock & Roll Feature: Cream, Disraeli Gears Turns 40

This is the twelfth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

A Brief Look at Screamin Lord Sutch on the Eve of Halloween

When it comes to obscure names in rock and roll history, what about Screamin' Lord Sutch? Would you believe that he at one time enlisted the help of such big guitar names as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Ritchie Blackmore? A name like Screamin' Lord Sutch and the names of these guitarists might have you thinking that he was a blues guy, but you'd be wrong.

Bruce Springsteen Tears it Up Live in Chicago: A Concert Review

As I've written about before, when it comes to rock concerts, I'll go see just about anyone and will probably enjoy it. It's something about the atmosphere and the energy of live music that I like and that's why I keep going to new shows all the time. Of all the concerts I've seen, I can only cite a few as actually being "sub par" or as environments where I didn't have fun. Of the rest, they range from good to beyond incredible. After last night, I think I have to add another into that "beyond incredible" category.

Led Zeppelin Catalog Going Digital

As I'm sure you know by now, I'm a avid, and perhaps rabid, Led Zeppelin fan and so of course I had to comment on the fact that the band recently announced that on November 13, 2007 their entire catalog will be available in digital format. This officially makes November 2007 the month of Zeppelin, what with reunion concerts, new DVD and album releases and this news all coinciding well in a sort of well orchestrated multi pronged marketing attack.

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