Odd Couples

Rock and Roll Music, by the Beatles, Stones, Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Odd Couples

Rock and Roll Music, by the Beatles, Stones, Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Odd Couples

For us, rock and roll was a term applied to music of the 1950s such as Elvis Presley or Chuck Berry – and was strictly to be avoided.

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

It seems the magical, minimum number needed to qualify as a rock ‘n’ roll band is three. So, let’s pit some famous rock trios against each other.

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Performance enhancers became an early story line in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But which drug-related rock song provides the best soundtrack?

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Like Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and others have seen their songs become the center of interesting disputes.

The Beatles vs. The Doors: Odd Couples

The Beatles vs. The Doors: Odd Couples

In which the crews of the Yellow Submarine and the Ship of Fools pass in the night.

Songs from the Dearly Departed David Bowie, Eagles, Prince + others: Odd Couples

Songs from the Dearly Departed David Bowie, Eagles, Prince + others: Odd Couples

We remember David Bowie, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, the Beatles’ legendary producer George Martin and Prince in a special edition of Odd Couples.

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello + others have tackled the great existential empty void over the years. But who did it best?

Singing the Phonebook with the Beatles, Talking Heads, Billy Joel, R.E.M. + others: Odd Couples

Singing the Phonebook with the Beatles, Talking Heads, Billy Joel, R.E.M. + others: Odd Couples

Returning to songs by the Beatles, Talking Heads, R.E.M. and others that – despite being pretty much incomprehensible – captured the public’s imagination.

Featured Guests with Beatles, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, U2 + others: Odd Couples

Featured Guests with Beatles, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, U2 + others: Odd Couples

As these songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and others show: Sometimes, having special guests provides just enough competition to make the main act work a little harder.

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

The first time I heard the B-52’s, I laughed. The first time I heard the Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue,” I laughed – but not for the same reasons.

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