Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, And The Greatest Feud That Never Was

The Greatest Feud That Never Was When Neil Young’s scathing criticism of the South and its ugly, painful history with racism came out to play in “Southern Man” and “Alabama,” it prompted a direct and measured response from Southern rock’s favorite son – Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant. The result was “Sweet Home Alabama” […] More

Top 10 Underrated Guitarists Of Classic Rock

Music has always hit people. Either you’re a blues fan, prog rock, heavy metal, hard rock, punk rock, etc… Some people would prefer slower blues tunes and find the playing on the slower songs more emotive. But for whom do we credit these amazing tunes? Yeah, the guitarist. Without these awesome guitarists, we would never […] More

Steven Tyler (The Reason His Voice Is So Good)

It’s no secret Steven Tyler is an absolute legend in the world of rock n’ roll. The Aerosmith frontman has been at it for 40+ years and even today he is still active and can still sing. That’s actually a pretty impressive feat when you think about all the other bands that have retired from […] More

10 Rock Songs That Go Perfectly With Fighter Jet Footage

Sky High Military fighter jets are rock and roll as hell. Just look at them, they are massively powerful machine birds protecting the sky- protecting you. You gotta see it to believe it… to feel it.   1. Scorpions- “Rock You Like A Hurricane” The German rock band, Scorpions, released “Rock You Like A Hurricane” […] More

Why Pet Sounds Solidified Brian Wilson’s Brilliance

A New Species of Producer Brian Wilson’s  reverence amongst his contemporaries is indescribably impactful, but I’ll try my best to allegorically explain it with the theory of evolution. Brian Wilson was the Island of Galapagos,  rock artists were the finches, his records were genius conclusions (i.e. Charles Darwin), and the shift in musical production was […] More

10 Classic Rock Songs That Go Perfect With Vietnam Footage

1. “Fortunate Son”- Creedence Clearwater Revival That riff. That beat. That voice. There’s just something about this song, just the sound, that reminds of you of riding in a Huey over the jungle, getting ready to enter the hot zone. 2. “Gimme Shelter”- Rolling Stones This song was released in 1969 at the peak of […] More

What Happened To John Denver?

No Wonder He Became a Wildlife Superstar John Denver was the son of an Air Force pilot who spent most of his time in the New Mexico wildlife. Denver was inspired by flight and nature and spent much of his time singing and writing about the great wild. Of course spending so much time in […] More

Jim Morrison’s Prescient Thoughts On Electronic Music

A Synthesis of Beauty and Brilliance James Douglas Morrison had an extravagant way of conveying his intrinsic beliefs. Some of these extravagancies would lead to police confrontation. Yet, at the same time of some of his arrests (related to intoxicated exhibitionism), he was making intellectual leaps. In 1969, shortly before his arrest in Miami, he […] More

Why Freddie Mercury Wrote “Bohemian Rhapsody” And What It Doesn’t Mean

The Opus It’s a rock song of the ages. The six minute suite which became, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was almost everything but ostentatious. Queen was known for crossing genres between rock/ glam/ and progressive. If their music seemed flamboyant it was because of it’s complexity. Mercury included multi-faceted vocal arias and a confusing plot. The man […] More