"Four to one baby / One on four / Which of these legends gets out alive?" OK, we're paraphrasing a bit, but the fact is only Van Morrison or the Doors can move onto the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals, since they're pitted against each other in this week's semifinals. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
The first round of the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame includes two '60s acts that have left an indelible influence on subsequent generations of musicians. The winner of round one will face other iconic artists to determine who'll be the third act immortalized in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
The Top 10 Van Morrison songs showcase one of the most recognizable voices in music, with emotion dripping from each and every track. It was unreasonably hard to narrow down a list of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's greatest moments -- chosen from such classic records as 'Moondance,' 'Astral Weeks,' and 'Tupelo Honey -- down to just 10. Somehow, standout tracks such as 'Wild Night,' 'And it Stoned Me,' 'Sweet Thing,' 'Real Rea
For much of his career, Van Morrison's approach to recording and singing has often seemed more like that of a jazz musician than a rock n' roller. So it makes sense that his upcoming album, 'Born to Sing: No Plan B,' will be released October 2 on Blue Note Records, one of the most celebrated labels in jazz history.
It's St. Patrick's Day (March 17), and we've chosen to honor the occasion with a special Readers' Poll dedicated to the classic rock musicians who call the Emerald Isle home. (O.K., to be fair, we may also raise a pint of Guinness or two!)