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Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

As John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon occasionally found himself in settings that would boggle the mind of the average kid.

David Paich, Robbie Krieger discuss rock’s impact on the fall of Communism: ‘The only reason we got through’

David Paich, Robbie Krieger discuss rock’s impact on the fall of Communism: ‘The only reason we got through’

David Paich and Robbie Krieger trace the history of the Berlin Wall and its ultimate demise through the lens of music.

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Neither seemed all that interested in ‘The Last Waltz.’ But their performances are the heart and soul of the film.

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

‘Live in Memphis’ makes the case for Big Star’s inclusion of two Seattle interlopers, showing how they grew as a band into the ’90s.

The Rolling Stones, “Rip This Joint” from L.A. Forum: Live in 1975 (2014): One Track Mind

The Rolling Stones, “Rip This Joint” from L.A. Forum: Live in 1975 (2014): One Track Mind

The rockabilly punk of “Rip This Joint” provides an early glimpse into how Ron Wood would fit in with the Rolling Stones.

It wasn’t the country music that made a key Blues Brothers scene so difficult

It wasn’t the country music that made a key Blues Brothers scene so difficult

Steve Cropper grew up around the sounds he was asked to play during a memorable ‘Blues Brothers’ segment at a country bar. That wasn’t the issue.

Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” from Live in Dublin (2014): One Track Mind

Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” from Live in Dublin (2014): One Track Mind

A pessimist’s anthem for any era, Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” never loses its blunt force wisdom.

The Rolling Stones, “Waiting On A Friend (Hampton Coliseum, 1981)”: One Track Mind

The Rolling Stones, “Waiting On A Friend (Hampton Coliseum, 1981)”: One Track Mind

Mick Jagger’s take on “Waiting on a Friend,” from the Rolling Stones’ newly issued ‘Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981,’ becomes a character study.

Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

A recommended entry point for anyone who came to Genesis via the MTV era hits, and is now curious about what came before.

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

Mike Tiano discusses a film sub-genre where everything is not as it seems.