Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
The 88 Most ’80s Things About 1988
A look back at the music, films, television shows and pop-culture moments that made it such a monumental year.
Watch Metallica Play in the Same Room Again
New clip shows band performing intro of "Creeping Death."
Were Genesis Better in the ’70s or ’80s? Roundtable
Our writers debate which decade produced the best studio material, whether Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins was the better frontman and if the prog-to-pop evolution was a satisfying arc.
Were the Rolling Stones Better in the ’60s or ’70s? Roundtable
Our writers debate which era defined the band, how Brian Jones' death affected its evolution and more.
Were Rush Better in the ’70s or ’80s? Roundtable
Our writers debate which decade produced the best studio material, whether synths were helpful or harmful and which tour they'd time-travel to attend.
‘70s Springsteen vs. ‘80s Springsteen: Which Is the Better Boss?
Our writers discuss two huge decades of one of rock's leading men.
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Defends ‘Innocent’ ‘General Lee’ Car
Co-stars Tom Wopat and John Schneider have weighed in on vehicle's use of Confederate flag.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Dream Set Lists: Roundtable
Our writers take a shot at writing up the perfect sets by the two bands.
Sammy Hagar, David Crosby, Others React to George Floyd Protests
Vernon Reid, Flea, David Coverdale, Dee Snider, Benmont Tench, Neal Schon also responded online amid nationwide turmoil.
Top 20 American Classic Rock Bands of the ‘80s
The best acts were able to successfully navigate the artistic and commercial challenges the decade threw at them.