5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If we’ve ever made you laugh or think, we now have a way where you can thank and support us! Everyone knows that giving awards for art typically results in disaster. Just look at all the great movies that never won Best Picture or all the Grammys Led …
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The Dirty Thrills: Blues, Politics, and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll
As Louis James discovered back in 2015, Classic Rock has readers in high places. “Joey Tempest hand-picked us to support Europe because he saw us in the magazine,” the Dirty Thrills frontman says, smiling. “That was our first proper taste of being …
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominations
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 have been released, and it’s an interesting list. Ballots will be sent out to over 500 voters, who will choose the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
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Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock

Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock
The first bassist I ever took real notice of was Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. I was still in my single digits and truly hadn’t yet developed my listening skills. In other words, if you had asked me to signal out specific parts of songs, I wouldn’t have …
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Who are the most innovative bassists?
Which bass players really redefine the instrument? I tend to think of bass players a existing along a spectrum, with soulful/funk bassists like Bootsy Collins (and James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Flea, etc.) on one end and technical bassists like Steve …
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Prizes Awarded at American International Society of Bassists Competition
American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International Society of Bassists Competition American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International …
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Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014

Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014
The multi-talented Jack White will headline the sixth annual Sonic Boom festival, now expanded to three … White, a God of the sort of alternative rock celebrated by the festival producers at Sonic 102.9 FM radio, will be touring behind his forthcoming …
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Sister Hazel to headline Rock-n-Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Sister Hazel, a popular alternative rock band, is to headline the 2016 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon finish line festival at the 17th Street beach stage on September 4. The half marathon takes place in partnership with the American …
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Tori Amos: Alternative rock’s wild child turns 50
August 3, 2014, 2:35 AM | Elizabeth Palmer travels to Ireland for an at-home visit with one of the world’s most provocative singer-songwriters, who talks about her latest album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” and of being a mother.
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WSUP plays more classic rock to please faculty

WSUP plays more classic rock to please faculty
With the nearest alternative rock radio station 38 miles away, WSUP decided to take the leap and change their current format of playing alternative rock music all day, even if it would mean losing listeners. Fortunately for the University of Wisconsin …
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iHeart Sweeps Top Classic Rock Station Award Picks.
The top classic rock stations in large, medium and small market categories have been announced by Team Rock, Classic Rock Magazine and KMG Networks. The three stations to be feted at the Classic Rock Awards Nov. 11 in Tokyo are all iHeartRadio properties …
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Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines to be saved from closure
Metal Hammer, Prog and Classic Rock magazines have been saved from closure, after being purchased by Future Publishing for the price of £800,000. 73 staff were put out of work and reportedly told they would not be paid for the month of December, when …
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Latest Classic Rock News

Classic rock band ‘Styx’ coming to Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Classic rock band Styx are bringing their tour to the Bell Auditorium for one night only in 2017. According to the Augusta Entertainment Complex, the show will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, December …
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Classic Rock presents AOR: Issue 6 (and LAST!)
Kiss on cover – covering their 80s output. However….will be the last issue. I’m told AOR will return… “bigger and better than ever, in a giant-sized Yearbook/Bookazine format. Likely on-sale date will be September.” Wow. Massive disappointment there.
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Rocking classic rock
Today Lazie J, a classic rock band based in Bangalore, will be performing at the Muse Room in the Russian Cultural Centre. For music buffs, it might be just another concert, one of the first, among tens of art and cultural performances in the year ahead.
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Latest Alternative Rock News

Jane’s Addiction Ushered in the Alternative-Rock Era and Continues at Riot Fest
When Jane’s Addiction released its debut studio album, Nothing’s Shocking, in 1988, it was a watershed moment in what came to be called alternative rock, though at the time, there wasn’t such a clumsy genre tag for it. Still, Jane’s Addiction didn’t really …
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Alternative rock returns to 101.1 FM
Alternative rock reclaimed its longtime home on 101.1 FM this morning, offering a rude awakening for some listeners, and relief for its long-suffering fans. The station, which had been programming adult hits, flipped the switch Friday morning, bringing …
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Alternative Rock
In the early `80s, something called “alternative rock“ was born, and the rest of the pop-music universe pretty much ignored it — until now. The “alternative“ label originally applied to underground rock bands that were aggressively anti-commercial in …
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Latest Alternative Rock News

105092277An alternative history of ‘90s rock
In the early ‘90s alternative music was embraced by the media and the masses, marking the start of an exciting and confusing period for artists and fans, writes Craig Schuftan. Looking back on the era, was there a revolution or did bands simply sell out?
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The Amazing Journey of the Different Alternative Rock Bands
The Feelies, Violent Femmes, and R.E.M. were the very first popular alternative rock bands American had seen. Let’s take a look at the alternative rock bands’ journey so far. Alternative rock music is a subgenre of rock music wherein there are more …
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From down under: Former Men at Work singer Hay coming to State College
Hay is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 22 at The State Theatre. The concert also will feature Chris Trapper, front man for the late 1990s alternative rock band The Push Stars and whose music today is considered roots-pop. “Colin Hay appeals to a wide …
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Alternative rock returns to 101.1 FM

musicAlternative rock returns to 101.1 FM
Alternative rock reclaimed its longtime home on 101.1 FM this morning, offering a rude awakening for some listeners, and relief for its long-suffering fans. The station, which had been programming adult hits, flipped the switch Friday morning, bringing …
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‘The Edge’ is bringing alternative rock to B.C.
‘The Edge’ is bringing alternative rock to B.C. Radio station 104.9 WBXX-FM changed formats, moving from light rock to alternative rock. Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1WSpFXw
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Here Are The Top 20 One-Hit Wonders Of ’90s Alternative Rock
The 1990s were the pinnacle for alternative rock. After all, the very name of the genre is owed to the fact that these sorts of bands were seen as the alternative to the prevailing rock music of the late ’80s, when hair metal still reigned supreme.
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Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock Review

musicRock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock Review
Call me crazy, but I’m starting to think this newfangled concept of “music games” is going to be successful. Rock Band has been around for a couple years now, and in that time over 40 million songs have been downloaded by users, and the online library is …
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How Six Classic Rock Legends United for One Mega Festival
For the past 17 years, Tollett has staged the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, also held at the Indio, California, site, which has made its reputation with high-profile reunions like the Pixies, Rage Against the Machine and Guns N’ Roses. When the city of …
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Why Motherhood And Perfection Can’t Coexist
She may maintain the facade of a mature, suburban housewife, but she’s really an overgrown teenager that still enjoys pranking friends & air-guitaring to classic rock. Find her at her blog, Six Pack Mommy, or on Twitter.
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Latest Classic Rock News

musicHere’s A List Of The Top 15 Most Played Classic Rock Songs
What constitutes “Classic Rock”? As it turns out, the answer to that question has been shaped by careful data collection and even a few algorithms. Data-centric blog FiveThirtyEight put the numbers to the test and found that although New York …
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Journey Reunion With Steve Perry At Rock Hall ‘Has To Happen’ (Week in Review)
Journey Reunion With Steve Perry At Rock Hall ‘Has To Happen’ was a Top 3 story on Wednesday: (Classic Rock) Journey’s Jonathan Cain says that former singer Steve Perry should perform with them if they get the final nod for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame …
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Classic Rock Awards 2016 + live performance
Joe & Phil will special guest at this years Classic Rock Awards on 11 November in Tokyo! Other special guest include Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh (Eagles), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Richie Sambora, amongst others.. THANKS to all of our fans who voted …
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