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Peter Gabriel, “What Lies Ahead” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Peter Gabriel, “What Lies Ahead” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Peter Gabriel has inserted an elegiac new song into the acoustic portion of his ongoing Back to Front tour. Listen to it here!

Toto has concluded work on a new studio album: ‘It harkens back to another era’

Toto has concluded work on a new studio album: ‘It harkens back to another era’

Steve Lukather confirms that ‘XIV’ is at the mastering stage, even as Keith Carlock officially joins the Toto lineup.

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

‘Live in Memphis’ makes the case for Big Star’s inclusion of two Seattle interlopers, showing how they grew as a band into the ’90s.

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.

Brian Mackey, “Captain of the Moon” from Broken Heartstrings (2014): One Track Mind

Brian Mackey, “Captain of the Moon” from Broken Heartstrings (2014): One Track Mind

Brian Mackey spent some two years working on his debut album, and you hear every moment of care in songs like “Captain of the Moon.”

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash doesn’t dilute “Simple Man” with wish-fulfillment fantasies. There’s just this: a heart that longs for what’s been lost.

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is one of those albums that I can truly say changed my life.

Queen’s Brian May comes to Adam Lambert’s defense: ‘He’s not an imitator’

Queen’s Brian May comes to Adam Lambert’s defense: ‘He’s not an imitator’

As Queen prepares another round of shows, Brian May continues to frame Adam Lambert’s contributions.

Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Did Charles Manson audition for the Monkees? Was one of them up an iconic Jim Carrey role? Were they even a rock band? Micky Dolenz explains.

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

One of Nick Drake’s most haunting songs, “Day is Done” is blessedly free of the overdone production that marred many of his early recordings.