The rush of a concert (Photo by Boga Rín)
The ’60s and ’70s might be well behind us, but the music that those decades produced is very much alive and well. Some of the best rock bands of the era are not only still creating music, but they’re also touring and putting on incredible shows. If you have the chance, here are the classic rock bands you should check out this year.
The Long Run: Experience The Eagles (Photo by Jesse James Salucci)
We don’t often cover tribute bands here, but when we do, it’s because they are worth it. Since their debut in 2000, The Long Run: Experience the Eagles has become known as one of the finest tribute acts of all time, repeatedly drawing large crowds to sold-out concerts all over the world — and they don’t seem to be stopping any time soon. From “Hotel California” to “Desperado,” these guys have every single one of the greatest hits nailed, so catching them at the Hollywood Casino on Sunday, May 27, should be high on any Eagles fan’s list of priorities!
Rest In Peace, Glenn (1948-2016)
Something about this new year of 2016 has made death a real force. Too many musicians and actors have died in such a short time.
Now Glenn Frey. Damn. The H is not O.
My only chance to see The Eagles perform live came in April of 2005 in Baltimore. I remember thinking they must be old because the show included an intermission. But they still captured the essence of what made them great. The show was entertaining, especially with the interplay between Glenn Frey and Don Henley. It was one of few shows I had eagerly looked forward to as a long-time fan. I considered seeing them again during their more recent tours to DC in 2013 and 2014, but something always got in the way. Now I wish it hadn’t.