Best of 2013

Happy New Year! Our Favorite Stories of 2013
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…
Best Rock Tours of 2013
Hey hey, my my, our countdown of the Best Rock Tours of 2013 proves that rock 'n' roll will never die. Once again, some of the biggest names in music history found ways to deliver new thrills for their fans. Several invited former bandmates back for special appearances, and many trotted ou…
Top 10 Songs of 2013
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 from true legends, and some exciting new acts continued to elbow their way into…
Biggest News Stories of 2013
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.…
Top Rock Albums of 2013
As far as classic-rock albums go, 2013 was all about familiar sounds by old favorites, with a few welcome returns and at least one totally surprising comeback that nobody knew was coming. We also got another posthumous Jimi Hendrix album -- but at least it's a good one...
Top Reissues of 2013
Our list of the Top Reissues of 2013 contains the usual mix of beefed-up super-deluxe editions, remastered masterpieces and expanded live albums. Almost every single one of them reveals new and different sides of stories you thought you knew inside-out by now. The...
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a bottle of booze or a 1,000-piece puzzle featuring photos of a guy who knew his way around bottles of booze. You'll find those items -- as well as the usual pricey but essential box sets that come out around this time every season --  …