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DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

George Martin’s Death Apparently Wasn’t All That Interesting to Entertainment Weekly

George Martin’s Death Apparently Wasn’t All That Interesting to Entertainment Weekly

The stunning decision by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ to essentially ignore George Martin’s passing – and with it, his legacy – is insulting to Martin, the Beatles, and anyone interested in major music news.

Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “It’s a Feeling” could just as easily be talking about a changing relationship or Steve Porcaro’s place in the band he cofounded.

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?

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Co-written by Tot’s Steve Lukather and Bobby Kimball, ‘Good For You’ was one of the strongest songs not to be issued as a single from ‘Toto IV.’

Toto, “I Won’t Hold You Back” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I Won’t Hold You Back” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Up until ‘Toto IV,’ the vast majority of Toto ballads had been written by David Paich. Steve Lukather’s “I Won’t Hold You Back” changed the paradigm.

Toto, “Make Believe” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Make Believe” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Make Believe” is one of the reasons I’m still longing for the day that Toto and Chicago tour together.

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation: Deep Beatles

Without George Martin’s maverick streak, the Beatles may have never become one of the most influential bands in modern music.

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The Fab One Hundred and Four, by David Bedford (2016): Books

The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’

George Martin’s Lasting Contribution to the Beatles: Let Them Be

George Martin’s Lasting Contribution to the Beatles: Let Them Be

George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.