The Grammy Awards ceremony is one of the music industry's biggest annual events. But more and more each year, a large part of the discussion about the show involves mocking the choices made by those responsible for handing out the awards for the best albums, songs and artists
Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
With all apologies to all the lip-syncing, highly choreographed pop stars out there, it's pretty clear that it's actually classic rockers who have been responsible for some of the best televised Grammy performances of all time
When it comes to Kiss, whether you suffer from terminal overexposure or eagerly shell out your hard-earned cash for every piece of music and merchandise, you can’t deny that the band’s four kabuki-makeup characters figure among rock’s most iconic images. But should the band's new members wear the designs made famous by their famous predecessors?
Some of the best commercials of 2014 were powered by classic-rock music. From Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide' somehow making us cry during an advertisement for beer during the Super Bowl to more recent spots like the positively electric use of Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times' in the 'American Hustle' trailer, it seems advertisers have ca
Music is great and all, but you know what makes it so much better sometimes? Watching it. The best DVDs of 2013 featured a mix of concert documents (for those times when you just couldn't make it to the show), history lessons (you can never know too much about your favorite artists) and big-screen features (with things like plot and dialogue). But
Like many British rockers of his generation, Ray Davies has a big crush on America. His love of blues, country, jazz, and a number of other genres helped him find his musical muse again during a trip to New Orleans in 2004. However, the famous city also gave him something else: a bullet wound in his leg.
A number of great classic-rock artists passed away in 2014. Their influence ranges from early rock 'n' roll pioneers to members of bands that helped shape rock music as we know it. These are brief tributes to the artists and contributions made to the history of classic rock
As 2013 comes to a close, we asked each of our writers to look back on the most entertaining or rewarding story they contributed to our site in the past year. They responded with a bounty of great interviews, reviews and lists that made us realize what a big and busy year it's been in the world of classic rock
January is typically the slowest time of year for new-music releases. With the fall and holiday season's big records out of the way (and hopefully in the hands of fans), the first month of the new year is usually seen as the graveyard or dumping ground for records with limited mainstream appeal.