Tag: Bob Dylan

Wrongly convicted boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer famously convicted for murder and spent 19 years in prison before the charges were dismissed, has died at age 76. According to numerous reports, Carter died of prostate cancer early this morning at his home in Toronto. Carter founded the nonprofit organization Innocence International in Toronto to assist inmates who are possibly wrongly convicted.

6 classic rock songs you didn’t know were about black women

The subject of interracial love has come up numerous times in popular music. Here are a handful of well-known classic rock songs by white artists that fans may not have realized contained subtle odes to (or were completely inspired by) black women

New York City live: This week’s hottest concerts in the NYC area

Last week’s concerts in the New York City era were dominated by high-profile hip-hop stars. So this week, things are a bit more on the “veteran rock star” side of things. There are lots of legends taking the stage around the city as we get closer to the end of July–and not just rock artists. There are several soul, jazz, pop and gospel icons making their presence felt, as well.

Are you experienced? The 25 greatest classic rock albums

The classic rock era represents what many fans (specifically Baby Boomers) consider the peak of rock music’s artistic ambition and commercial clout. Rock artists were breaking new ground constantly, from the Beatles and Bob Dylan in the late 60s to Pink Floyd and Zeppelin in the mid-70s.