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Yes, Steve Hackett, Marillion Bring Progressive Rock to the High Seas With ‘Cruise to the Edge’

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Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The 2014 edition of Cruise to the Edge nearly tripled the number of bands from last year, and that eclecticism made for quite an experience.

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Roky Erickson and the Black Angels Psychedelicize Cleveland Audience

Heather Mull Photography
Heather Mull Photography

It's been a long, often rocky road for Roky Erickson. The psychedelic music pioneer has had his share of problems over the years -- legal, drug and mental among them. But judging from his show at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom on Feb. 8, he now seems to be embracing his glorious musical past.

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The Eagles Soar at Los Angeles’ Newly Refurbished Forum

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Charles Epting for Ultimate Classic Rock

When it was announced last year that the Eagles would be the first band to play the newly renovated (and formerly “Fabulous”) Forum in Inglewood, Calif., tickets flew out the door.

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Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Thrill In Ohio – Concert Review

Joan Jett
Annie Zaleski / Ultimate Classic Rock

The city of Cleveland has always been kind to Joan Jett. Her first band the Runaways was a popular draw at local venue the Agora, where they played many times.

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Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’ – Song Review

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(Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

For Bruce Springsteen, what's past is prologue.

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Jimi Hendrix, ‘Hear My Train a Comin” – Film Review

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Experience Hendrix LLC / Legacy Recordings

Up until now, Jimi Hendrix's life hasn't been all that well documented on film. There have been plenty of concert movies featuring mostly hazy and grainy footage of the guitar great onstage, and a few documentaries hoping to peel away the man from the myth, but there's never been a definitive work about the artist and his legend.

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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck Revisit Their Spectacular Pasts Onstage in Ohio

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It takes someone with a lot of stones to take the stage each night after Brian Wilson. But Jeff Beck, who damn near upstaged Eric Clapton at his own Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007, is one person who's up for the task.

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Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock Speeds Into Massachusetts

Sammy Hagar
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

While it’s true that Sammy Hagar may not be able to drive 55, the Red Rocker and self-proclaimed “CEO of Rock” has made easy work of rocking for the past 40 years. In fact, those years are on full display in his current Four Decades of Rock tour.

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Ace Frehley, Peter Criss Reunite on Stage – Review and Photo Gallery

Ace Frehley Peter Criss Reunion 2013
Antonio Marino Jr., Ultimate Classic Rock

This past Thursday (Oct. 24), Ace Frehley and Peter Criss performed together for the first time since 2000 as part of an all-star band. The concert, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Eddie Trunk's radio show, took place at New York's Hard Rock Cafe.

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UFO Burn Down The House In Ohio

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You Tube

Over 40 years on, UFO remain one of hard rock's most treasured, and yet most under appreciated bands ever. Though the band has seen its share of personnel changes over the years, founding drummer Andy Parker and original singer Phil Mogg are clearly in it for the long haul. Thursday night at the Tangier in Akron, Ohio, neither one showed any real signs of wear and tear.

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