Last year's best live albums were more than mere concert souvenirs. The greatest of them revealed glimpses of hardworking bands on the road, hammering out their familiar material in new and often exciting ways
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The best reissues of 2013 offered fans different perspectives of some of rock's most classic albums. Some were expanded with alternate cuts and outtakes, some were laid out like history lessons with demos and live tracks and some were completely overhauled, stripping down old records to reveal new works beneath the surface. But
The 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards kick off with one of the most important categories -- Album of the Year. There was a diverse field of legendary artists in 2013 who reached back to their golden eras or tried on new styles to create some of their most acclaimed efforts in years
The winners of the 2012 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards have all been announced, and some of the biggest names in classic rock history make repeat appearances -- while some artists are going home empty-handed after our readers named their favorites.
Sticking their proverbial tongue out at all challengers, and barring an uprising from fans of other bands, it looks as if Kiss is in line to be the biggest winner of the 2012 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. As of now, with one week left in the voting, the band is ahead in six of the 11 categories.