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Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still struggles with Davy Jones’ absence: ‘He’s irreplaceable’

Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still struggles with Davy Jones’ absence: ‘He’s irreplaceable’

As the late Davy Jones’ birthday looms on December 30, his Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz is fondly recalling their time together.

Inside Phil Collins’ blatant rip off of Prince on ‘Sussudio': ‘Never ran away from that idea’

Inside Phil Collins’ blatant rip off of Prince on ‘Sussudio': ‘Never ran away from that idea’

The similarities between Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” and Prince’s “1999” are undeniable — even to Collins himself, it turns out.

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

George Harrison’s “Pure Smokey,” a 1976 tribute to Smokey Robinson, gave credit to an artist who had been part of the Beatles’ musical foundation.

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Brian May already had a musical chemistry with fellow Queen co-founder Roger Taylor. He explains what Adam Lambert brought to the mix.

Reevaluating Hall and Oates’ timeless ‘I Can’t Go For That': ‘That’s what made it so funky’

Reevaluating Hall and Oates’ timeless ‘I Can’t Go For That': ‘That’s what made it so funky’

Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” began its march to No. 1 this week, creating misconceptions and breaking barriers along the way.

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald can come off as a guilty pleasure, principally because his voice was so often caught in a web of too-slick production. Not here.

Journey’s Deen Castronovo on Steve Perry: ‘He can do no wrong’

Journey’s Deen Castronovo on Steve Perry: ‘He can do no wrong’

As a second vocalist with Journey, Deen Castronovo says he’s partially patterned his performances on Steve Perry.

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

More than throwaway Yuletide keepsakes, the Beatles’ Christmas discs offer fans a peek into their rapid artistic and personal development.

Daryl Hall updates fans on prospect of a new Hall and Oates album: ‘We might do something at some point’

Daryl Hall updates fans on prospect of a new Hall and Oates album: ‘We might do something at some point’

Hall and Oates, after scoring No. 1 songs in the 1970s and ’80s, have more recently focused on their role as a celebrated concert act.

Luke Reynolds – After The Flood (2014)

Luke Reynolds – After The Flood (2014)

Long been the master of subtlety and textures, Luke Reynolds returns with ‘After the Flood’ — a triumph of vision and craft.