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New albums by the Who and Kinks? Maybe they should quit while they’re ahead

New albums by the Who and Kinks? Maybe they should quit while they’re ahead

After all, it could come out differently than what we’d expect or want.

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from Million Dollar Piano (2014)

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from Million Dollar Piano (2014)

This arrives looking like every bad thing that sends you back to the old records.

‘I have these new songs coming’: Resurgent David Crosby is already thinking about next album

‘I have these new songs coming’: Resurgent David Crosby is already thinking about next album

David Crosby’s latest went to No. 36, his highest individual finish since 1971.

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

Threaded with a hip-hugging hook, this song packs a wallop.

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

A mystery-laced tribute to Anne Sexton has lost none of its power, 25 years on.

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

Together since 2012, the All-Starrs play the Greek in LA tonight – but they’ll be back.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

One Track Mind: “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Word Crimes” from Mandatory Fun (2014)

One Track Mind: “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Word Crimes” from Mandatory Fun (2014)

An anthem, whether you know the source material or not, for those who love words.

‘I’m not a Monkee every day’: For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

‘I’m not a Monkee every day’: For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

His solo shows are a varied delight. Later this fall, he’ll appear in ‘Comedy is Hard.’

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.