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Cleveland DJ Recalls Chats with John Lennon, Brian Wilson

In the heyday of FM radio, Cleveland’s WMMS was among the most influential stations in the country, obtaining exclusive tracks from major bands like Fleetwood Mac and championing up-and-coming artists like Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. WMMS, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, also got interviews with some of the legendary performers in rock

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson Stars Align Tour: A Tale of the Tape

The Stars Align tour is truly a show in which three “heritage” acts take the stage with something to prove. Jeff Beck is two years removed from his most recent album (2016’s Loud Hailer), on which he wails like a man a third of his age, and he’s brought together another band that should challenge

Ann Wilson Inducts the Moody Blues Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fifty-four years after “Go Now” introduced them to the world, the Moody Blues were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. They were singled out by 2013 inductee Ann Wilson of Heart for “taking me from childhood into adulthood as a disciple.” “The very few boys who took me

Ann Wilson Reflects on Sex-Abuse Message of Heart's 'Barracuda'

Ann Wilson reflected on the continued need to deliver the message of Heart’s 1977 song “Barracuda” while discussing current Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals. She wrote the lyrics in reaction to a record company promotional campaign that had attempted to suggest that she and her sister, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, were involved in a sexual relationship. “That pissed us

Brian Wilson Is Not Planning to Retire

[embedded content]Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on Brian Wilson is nearing the end of two years worth of dates bringing the Beach Boys‘ legendary Pet Sounds record around the world. But even though he said back in 2016 that this was going to be the last go-round for the full-album performances of Pet Sounds, and