Our Top 10 songs of 2013 countdown may not feature quite as many of the superstars who dominate traditional classic-rock radio as last year's list. But the past 12 months have seen a couple of very welcome comebacks
It came as little surprise that John Lennon released the most adventurous, and occasionally confusing, solo records after the Beatles broke up. After all, 'Revolution 9' was his idea. Where Paul McCartney used the occasion t
From the mid-'50s through the late-'80s, Roy Orbison made his own unique brand of pop music. His earliest records were raw, frenzied rockabilly that held up with the best of 'em, while his signature drama-laced ballads had few, if any, equals. Orbison created a sound unlike anyone. A sound that was both
Let’s raise a glass to the hard-working people who’ve paid homage to the Rolling Stones with a list of the Top 10 Covers of ‘Beggars Banquet’ Songs. The band’s classic 1968 album has inspired musicians in many
Randy Rhoads was quite simply one of the most groundbreaking guitarists the rock idiom has ever known. His mother was a music teacher, and young Randy received a proper musical education before turning that knowledge to his own purposes within the framework of heavy rock.
'Beggars Banquet,' released 45 years ago, is generally acknowledged as the moment when the Rolling Stones came of age. After three albums that found Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and group indulging in every kind of studio trickery, this 1968 masterpie
The biggest news stories of 2013 were mostly about the people behind the music. The music figures into some of it -- like the successful comebacks staged by two of the '70s' greatest artists -- but the heartbreak of death, disease and drug addiction dominated our news feeds this past year
'A Hard Day's Night' may not have started as a rock 'n' roll movie, but it certainly perfected the genre. Conceived as a day in the life of the Beatles, the 1964 film idealized the Fab Four as music's Marx Brothers who encounter (and often wreak havoc on) various stock characters. The hijinks are broken up by one kinetic musical sequence aft
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