Contact Us

Longform

Tom Petty Trades Intensity for Happiness: The History of ‘Full Moon Fever’

Tom Petty, 'Full Moon Fever'
MCA

Tom Petty "pissed off" his band by making a solo record, but ultimately the project brought about positive creative and personal changes for everyone involved.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News, The History Of

The History of Pete Ham and Badfinger

Apple Records
Apple Records

Like the Beatles, the band with which they’re inextricably linked, Badfinger included four men capable of writing and singing lead.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News, The History Of

The History of the New Barbarians, Keith Richards’ and Ron Wood’s OTHER Band

Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Being a member of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet has its advantages.

Read More

35 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Releases His First Proper Solo Album, ‘Empty Glass’

Atco
Atco

Pete Townshend started experimenting with a recording career outside the Who in the early '70s, but it would take him until 1980 to produce the album he'd later call his official solo debut.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News

44 Years Ago: The Doors Release ‘L.A. Woman’

Elektra
Elektra

The Doors released their last album with Jim Morrison, 'L.A. Woman,' on April 20, 1971.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News

24 Years Ago: Members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam Mourn a Friend With ‘Temple of the Dog’

A&M
A&M

The world would soon know them as members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, but in the fall of 1990, the Seattle musicians making up the collective known as Temple of the Dog were bound together by grief instead of stardom.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News

How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman

Maurice Hibberd / Evening Standard / Getty Images
Maurice Hibberd / Evening Standard / Getty Images

Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: Longform, News

16 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Hold It Together on ‘Echo’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News

How the Man Who Wrote ‘Louie Louie’ Lost — and Later Gained — a Fortune

Ace Records
Ace Records

If you write a hit song, you're supposed to make a bunch of money, but as we all know by now, that isn't always the way it works.

Read More

Category: Longform, News

The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

Doors Bass Players
YouTube / Larry Knechtel.com (Yes, we know Larry's playing a guitar)

The Doors did not have a bass player.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!