Classic Rock Corner

Head Out on the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and burned rubber as every motorcycle enthusiast within two-wheeler range descends to witness the eye-popping parade of hundreds of thousands of Harleys, Hondas and more.

Heavy bikes and rock and roll have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship since the genre's earliest days, with the loud, reckless nature of the machines proving a perfect fit for rock's restless rebellion. Some of history's greatest rock songs are inspired by roaring down the open road, and some of history's best rides were inspired by wailing on a Marshall stack. It's been a simpatico love affair since day one.

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Nathan Smith
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