If you thought the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame semifinals would get easier after we made you choose between the Beatles and the Who, we've got bad news for you. Your next task is to decide if the Doors or Cream is more worthy of moving on. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Two very different groups -- Cream and the Byrds -- square off against each other in the first round of the second-ever Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Eric Clapton’s guitar skills have been so revered that “Clapton is God” was once spray-painted on a wall in London. In tribute to his holiness – the lord of the Les Paul, the sultan of the SG, the sovereign of the Stratocaster – we offer this tribute of the Top 10 Eric Clapton Guitar Solos.
Jimi Hendrix wasn't one to play by the rules, and on Jan.4, 1969, during a guest appearance on the Lulu television show, the guitar legend broke the rules once again. While Lulu was a great pop singer, she and Hendrix were pretty much worlds apart in the public eye, so when the producers of her BBC TV show booked the Jimi Hendrix Experience it was a meeting of those two worlds. The producer had approached Hendrix about singing a duet with Lulu on her big hit, 'To Sir With Love,' which was not first and foremost on Hendrix' mind to say the least.
'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 45 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.
Listening to the music of the Black Keys, you have to figure that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney had at least one Cream album in their record collection growing up. But they probably never guessed that a member of Cream -- and a number of other rock heroes -- would one day pay tribute to their music.