Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
In Memoriam: 2021 Deaths
A look at the artists who have died this year.
Phil Spector, Music’s First Superstar Producer, Dies at 81
Producer, who popularized the "Wall of Sound" technique, died of natural causes.
Tim Bogert, Vanilla Fudge and Cactus Bassist, Dies at 76
Musician, who also played in supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice, had been battling cancer.
House Built for Jimi Hendrix Listed for Sale at $3.8 Million
Guitarist was reportedly planning to purchase Spanish-style home at the time of his death in 1970.
Ted Nugent: ‘F— You and Your Bulls— Vaccine’
"It's not a real pandemic, and that's not a real vaccine," rocker said in a Facebook live video.
Mountain’s Leslie West Dies at 75
Their debut LP 'Climbing!' featured the signature, cowbell-heavy single "Mississippi Queen."
When Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ Nearly Caused a Riot: Book Excerpt
The band expected 30 people to show up. More than 17,000 flooded the area.
108 Important Rock Albums That Turn 50 in 2021: Class of 1971
It was a year of monolithic rock albums and intimate singer-songwriter releases.
Eddie Van Halen’s Cause of Death Revealed
Guitarist suffered from multiple final issues while battling long-term cancer.
David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon
"Red Rocker Refuses to Fly 55 in Afterlife," reads Van Halen singer's newspaper-styled drawing.