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10 Classic Rock Inspired Ways to Curb Your Boredom During Quarantine

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If you’re like us (and the rest of the population not serving on the frontlines) you’ve probably been hunkering down at home, doing your part to flatten the coronavirus curve. Maybe you’ve been binge-watching Netflix shows, getting back to that daily at-home workout routine or organizing your typically disastrous closets.

But if you’ve run out of episodes of Tiger King and are looking for new ways to curb the boredom, perhaps these classic rock-inspired activities will help you kill time during isolation:

01 Do an album cover jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to fill time while staying indoors. Plus these album cover ones will make great wall art when you finish.

02 Listen to an album in full

Time is on your side… so we recommend revisiting these albums in their entirety. Just like those good old days when there was no other way to listen to a record!

03 Make a classic rock playlist and share it with your friends

Put together a digital mix tape and send it to your friends. While you’re at it, post it in the comments section below!

04 Plan an at-home concert date night

Break out your favorite concert tee, some nachos and beer, and watch a concert film with your significant other. We recommend checking out Eagle Rock Entertainment’s inventory of concert films available for streaming here.

05 Learn an easy rock song on guitar

Bust out that guitar and brush up on a few basic chords. That’s all you’ll need for these rock songs that are super easy to learn on guitar.

06 Watch a music documentary

Check out these music documentaries, which in our opinion, are still some of the best rock docs out there. You can also check out Eagle Rock Entertainment’s inventory of music documentaries available for streaming.

07 Quiz yourself on these 30 rock star name changes

How well do you know your classic rock stars? Quiz yourself here.

08 Plan a family game night

Try your hand at Rolling Stone’s Rock & Roll Party Game or Trivial Pursuit Classic Rock Edition.

If you live alone or are in quarantine, study up so you can win hands-down when life goes back to normal and we can all gather for games night.

09 Organize your vinyl collection

The debate is on: alphabetical? by artist? or chronological? Post your vinyl organization method in the comment section below.

10 Read a memoir or autobiography

Check out these recently-released, coming-soon or top-selling memoirs and autobiographies on Amazon. Bonus: most of these are available with an Audible membership free trial.

Remain In Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina [pre-order]
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography [available now]
Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness as lived by Jon Zazula [available now]
Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil Collins [available now]
Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles [available now]
Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley of Kiss [available now]
Flea: Acid for the Children [available now]
It’s a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson [available now]
The Club King: My Rise, Reign, and Fall in New York Nightlife by Peter Gatien [available now]
Do You Feel Like I Do? A Memoir by Peter Frampton [pre-order]
Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry [available now]
The Beautiful Ones by Prince & more [available now]

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