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.
Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
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.
Sadly, 2013 saw a large number of classic rock musicians pass away. Their names range from members of some of the most popular bands of all time to sidemen to those who are lesser known, but still influential. Her
It may be strange for fans of classic rock to realize this, but the baby girls of your rock gods are no longer children. They are now fully grown, self-sufficient women, and many have germinated into beautiful, elegant girls. Actually let's be blunt -- a lot of rock star daughters are just plain hot. In truth, very hot.
With the holiday season in full swing, we've decided to embrace our inner child and draw up a "Dear Santa" list detailing everything we want for Christmas from rock's biggest bands. Basically, it's an extremely nerdy string of mostly polite, sometimes obscure demands that shows what would happen if we were ever put in charge of deciding what classic-rock legends should do with their careers
Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime' tops our newly published Worst Christmas Songs list. But hold on -- it's also No. 3 on our list of the Top 10 Christmas Songs. Sounds like we have a holiday-themed Great Rock Debate on our hands! You know the rules by now: Two of our writers each pick a side, make their case and leave the final vote up to you. Ready? Here we go!
The holiday season is a time to count your blessings -- and also to reach out to those less fortunate than you. One of the best ways to do this is by donating items to your local food bank. However, a recent survey of food bank volunteers revealed there are some very helpful things that they don't get nearly enough of.