Lou Reed has taken quite a beating in the press for his recent ‘Lulu’ experiment with metal mavens Metallica, so we here at Ultimate Classic Rock are taking a look back at some of the highlights of the founding Velvet Underground frontman’s solo career, just to even things out a bit. From his influential and
When it comes to ranking the unluckiest people in the world, rock stars on the whole fall somewhere between lottery winners and heirs to vast oil fortunes. Not many people have sympathy for famous musicians, who rake in buckets of money, tour the globe, bask in the adoration of fans and tend to have successful romantic lives -- all while never having to punch a clock at a nine-to-five job.
The 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., is a time for reflection on a day that will forever live on in infamy.
Fans looking for a handy compendium of the Police's top songs could do worse than picking up a copy of their 1986 compilation, 'Every Breath You Take: The Singles' -- in fact, a majority of the tracks on this Top 10 list appear on that album. But the British trio were more than just a collection of hi
Tom Petty is scheduled to spend much of the next month on the road with the Heartbreakers, including a multi-night stand at the Henry Ford Theatre in Los Angeles and a high-profile appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. But fans familiar with Petty's regular set lists may not hear all the hits they're used to.
Outdoor Christmas lights displays synchronized to rock 'n' roll have been popular since an enterprising electrical engineer in Mason, Ohio, hooked up thousands of lights outside his house and set them to the tune 'Wizards in Winter' by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In 2005, a YouTube vi
It's obviously impossible to pinpoint the exact moment when heavy metal was born, but exploring the genre's origins makes it crystal clear that classic rock artists had no small part in its development
It's one of the most requested closing numbers in the history of live popular music -- whether or not the band that's famous for playing it is actually onstage -- so it seemed totally appropriate for 'Free Bird' to close out the final performance of the final live episode of this season of 'The Voice.' Rocker Juliet Simms performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic like it's her own -- and it is. At this point, 'Free Bird' doesn't belong to Skynyrd anymore, it belongs to all of us.
The ultimate form of rock memorabilia, vintage band T-shirts are like a piece of history that also immediately proclaims allegiance to your favorite band. They also provide a way for like-minded fans to instantly identify you as a member of the tribe