Pop Music

Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

A fans-eye view shows how they impacted lives and, in turn, history.

‘There is not a whole album’s worth’: Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release

‘There is not a whole album’s worth’: Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release

Queen isn’t finding much archival material, and a key piece hasn’t been cleared.

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Rich with substance and motion, this set uncovered overlooked Detroit gems.

Robert Plant – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar (2014)

Robert Plant – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar (2014)

Plant’s new album gives no quarter to his oldest fans’ built-in expectations.

One Track Mind: J.D. Souther, “I’ll Be Here At Closing Time” (2008)

One Track Mind: J.D. Souther, “I’ll Be Here At Closing Time” (2008)

Souther is one of the best in the business at telling stories, period.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Toto just seems to get better with age – and Michael McDonald held his own.

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

This Brooklyn five-piece races down Carnaby Street, circa 1966.

One Track Mind: Grace Marino, “Don’t Say It’s Gone” (2014)

One Track Mind: Grace Marino, “Don’t Say It’s Gone” (2014)

Poppy enough to rocket up the charts, yet unique enough to warrant individuality.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

“Rosalita” was the song that just had to be played before all important events.

‘There’s definitely a stamp of approval’: Adam Lambert is thrilled with the diversity at Queen’s concerts

‘There’s definitely a stamp of approval’: Adam Lambert is thrilled with the diversity at Queen’s concerts

They are continuing with shows in Australia and New Zealand this week.