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Micky Dolenz remembers Mike Nesmith’s return to Monkees: ‘It brought tears to my eyes’

Micky Dolenz remembers Mike Nesmith’s return to Monkees: ‘It brought tears to my eyes’

For Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith’s reunion with the Monkees was as long awaited as it was deeply emotional.

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015)

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015)

Diana Krall is better than these arrangements, better than this album, better than she’s too-often presented — even though those records sell the most.

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

If Bob Dylan’s new song is any indication, ‘Shadows in the Night’ could end up surprising more than a few naysayers. It’s certainly changed my mind.

The Mills Brothers, “Cab Driver” (1968): Forgotten series

The Mills Brothers, “Cab Driver” (1968): Forgotten series

By the time the Age of Aquarius arrived, big band-era stars were disappearing in the portals of the past. But not the Mills Brothers.

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

When I heard the Big Sexy’s theme song of comedian J-L Cauvin, I was intrigued. Figuring out who actually performed it was another matter.

Harry Nilsson played a key role on Ringo Starr’s Liverpool 8, 14 years after his death

Harry Nilsson played a key role on Ringo Starr’s Liverpool 8, 14 years after his death

Harry Nilsson, who died on Jan. 15, 1994, inspired Ringo Starr to one of his best solo moments almost exactly 14 years later.

Mini Mansions + Brian Wilson, “Any Emotions” (2015): One Track Mind

Mini Mansions + Brian Wilson, “Any Emotions” (2015): One Track Mind

Mini Mansions, a still-emerging LA-based trio, thought they might get the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on their new song. What were the chances?

Ringo Starr’s Y Not was elevated by a dark Paul McCartney duet: ‘That’s why he’s a genius’

Ringo Starr’s Y Not was elevated by a dark Paul McCartney duet: ‘That’s why he’s a genius’

Released five years ago today, Ringo Starr’s ‘Y Not’ featured the usual group of friendly co-stars. A partial Beatles reunion stole the show.

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

Released on January 12, 1970, “Come and Get It” became Badfinger’s first Top 10 U.S. hit. By the end of the decade, it had brought them together again.

Final memory with John Lennon led Julian to Steven Tyler: ‘He is a very insightful man’

Final memory with John Lennon led Julian to Steven Tyler: ‘He is a very insightful man’

When Julian Lennon was looking to finish ‘Everything Changes,’ he returned to a last drive with his late father — and Aerosmith on the radio.