Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd) Us and Them Tour Concert Review - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena.

(08-15-2017) Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool travel to Nashville, TN to see legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and his Us and Them tour playing song from his solo career and numerous songs from the Pink Floyd catalog including The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.  Roger Waters in concert.  Read More.


When It Was Cool Top 100 Rock & Roll and Pop Music Acts of All Time

(06-16-2017) In a massive undertaking, Karl from When It Was Cool has crunched sales numbers, chart performance, and compiled critical acclaim lists and rankings and compiled a definitive list of the 100 greatest rock and roll and popular music acts of all time.  Where did your favorite rank?  Read More.


Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog dead at age 52

(05-18-2017) Chris Cornell, one of the most recognizable voices of the grunge music scene and lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog died on Wednesday night May 17, 2017 following a Soundgarden show in Detroit, MI.  Read More.


When It Was Cool Best Ever Live Performance Moments

(05-14-2017)  Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at concert moments, live performances, and times when everything worked together to be unforgettable.  Neil Young, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, and more.  Read More.


6 Guitar Greats You Might Not Normally Think Of

(04-25-2017) When you think of guitar legends you probably think of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and so on.  However, Karl from When It Was Cool makes the case for six guitar greats you might not normally think of from country to pop to rock and roll.  Read More.


Rush Songs For Beginners

(04-20-2017) Not everybody is into Rush and honestly, Rush isn't for everyone.  However, as Karl Stern points out in this article, there are songs that might appeal to fans of particular interests and they might be a gateway into the larger Rush catalog.  Read More.


Happy 30th Anniversary to 10 Terrific New Wave Albums

(04-20-2017) Joseph Perry takes a look at the 30th anniversary of 10 terrific new wave albums including artists like The Cure, The Smiths, and The Cult.  1987 was a great year for music and Joseph Perry takes a look at some of the reasons why.  Read More.


10 Essential Thrash Metal Albums to Get You Started In the Genre

(04-19-2017)  NoFriender of the NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast available exclusively at When It Was Cool lists ten essential thrash heavy metal albums to get you started in the genre.  Read More.


35th Anniversary of 10 New Wave Albums

(04-05-2017) Joseph Perry is back with a look at the 35th anniversary of 10 New Wave Albums including Prince, Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, and more.  Read more.


When It Was Cool Family Visits the Johnny Cash Museum

(03-19-2017) The When It Was Cool family visits the Johnny Cash museum in downtown Nashville, TN.  Read More.


When It Was Cool Family Visits the Birthplace of Elvis Presley

(03-14-2017) The When It Was Cool family visits the birthplace of the King of Rock & Roll - Elvis Presley in Tupelo, MS.  Read More.


War Machine Wednesday - KISS

(03-08-2017) On theme week at When It Was Cool we celebrate the hard rock classic War Machine by KISS!  Read More.


17 Hard Rock Albums Turning 40 in 2017

(01-30-2017) Joseph Perry is back with a great look back at 17 hard rock albums turning 40 this year.  Read more.


Top 10 Hard Rock Albums of 1976

(12-30-2016) Joseph Perry presents another fantastic look at hard rock music.  This time 40 years in the past with the best hard rock albums of 1976.  Read More.


UFO the Band Part One and Part Two

(11-30-2016) Joseph Perry has written an excellent two part series on the history of the legendary heavy metal band UFO.  Read Part One.  Read Part Two.


KISS Issue 1 by Dynamite Comics (2016)

(11-18-2016) Review of the first issue of the latest comic book series featuring KISS by Dynamite Comics.  Read More.


Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders Concert Review (2016)

(11-08-2016) The When It Was Cool family sees Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders in concert in Nashville, TN.  Read More.


Angel - On Earth as it is in Heaven / White Hot Reviews

(11-02-2016) Joseph Perry review a cult classic hard rock band Angel.  On Earth as it is in Heaven & White Hot.  Read More.


Subdivisions by Rush

(10-02-2016) Karl Stern reviews another Rush fan favorite from Signals.  The coming of age, rite of passage song Subdivisions.  Read More.


Witch Hunt by Rush

(09-23-2016) Karl Stern reviews one of his favorite Rush songs from Moving Pictures the atmospheric Witch Hunt.  Read More.


Peter Cetera was a Liar

(09-22-2016) Karl Stern takes a look at nostalgia and it's place in a world filled with riots, hatred, and fear.  A look at escape through music and entertainment.  Read more.




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