Category Archives: Classic Rock

The Best Four-Album Run in Rock: Roundtable

The only thing harder than starting a hot streak is maintaining one. Rock history is filled with artists who failed to improve upon or even match the promise of a particularly successful album. Of course, rock’s true legends have proven themselves to be capable of repeatedly surpassing themselves, sharpening and refining their skills while conquering […]

The Guy Who Helped Both Foreigner and Peter Frampton to Rock Hall

If not for a missed royalty check, Rick Wills might not have heard about tryouts for Foreigner. He collected a whopping $35,000 stipend for co-writing Peter Frampton‘s “Do You Feel Like We Do,” secured the job with Foreigner and left years later as their longest-serving bassist. Both Foreigner and Frampton are now going into the […]

Watch Slash Tear Through Guns N’ Roses Deep Cut ‘Perfect Crime’

Slash gave fans at Budapest’s MVM Dome a special treat on Friday, dusting off the Guns N’ Roses deep cut “Perfect Crime” for the first time with his solo band. You can watch the performance below. Bassist Todd Kerns handled lead vocals on the high-speed Use Your Illusion I rocker, approximating Axl Rose‘s alley-cat howl with ease. It’s one of several GN’R deep cuts […]

Ozzy Osbourne ‘More Than Honored’ by Rock Hall of Fame Selection

Ozzy Osbourne has shared his excitement after being elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a second time. In a conversation with Billboard, the Prince of Darkness admitted earning a second induction “feels big. I’m more than honored.” “With every new music venture there’s always a certain amount of surprise that comes […]

‘This Is Probably Our Last Gig’

While performing at weekend two of Coachella, Damon Albarn of Blur noted “in the spirit of clarity and truth, this is probably our last gig.” Albarn reportedly followed the comment up by saying it was “no reflection of Coachella,” which he described as “beautiful,” according to The Desert Sun. Blur also performed at the first weekend of Coachella, […]

Steve Hackett ‘Glad to Be Feeling OK’ After Hospitalization

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett assured fans he’s OK after being rushed to the hospital ahead of his scheduled performance in Phoenix on Saturday. The 74-year-old musician was set to play at the Celebrity Theatre as part of his ongoing Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour, which features the pivotal 1972 Genesis album in its […]

Billy Joel TV Special to Re-Air After Fan Uproar

CBS will re-air Billy Joel‘s TV special in its entirety after cutting the show short during its original broadcast on Sunday. A statement issued by the network notes that Joel’s live performance from Madison Square Garden – a special commemorating his 100th performance at the New York City venue – will be shown again at 9 […]

Essential Collection’ Vinyl Box Set

Eagles are commemorating their The Long Goodbye farewell tour with To the Limit: The Essential Collection, a 6-LP box set featuring 51 studio and live recordings spanning their legendary career. One lucky Ultimate Classic Rock reader will win this collection and a set of drink coasters featuring its artwork. In addition to the original studio […]