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King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

The potential of King Crimson’s inventive musical format on ‘Thrak,’ released on April 25, 1995, has only become more clear as time passes.

John Oates on the thing he hates most about Hall and Oates: ‘Just be totally objective about it’

John Oates on the thing he hates most about Hall and Oates: ‘Just be totally objective about it’

Everyone, no matter their stature, can find themselves regretting a few things – and John Oates of Hall and Oates is no different.

Todd Rundgren, “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (2015): Exclusive advance stream

Todd Rundgren, “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (2015): Exclusive advance stream

Here’s an exclusive advance stream of Todd Rundgren’s new take on ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” from ‘Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles.’

How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

A confession: I never fully appreciated the overpraised ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,’ released by Wilco this week in 2002. Not until much later, anyway.

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

There’s often been a touch of punk attitude in Danko Jones’ music, but ‘Fire Music’ seems to focus more intently on that part of their musical DNA.

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers,’ released on April 23, 1971, might just be better – shhhhh! – than the far-more-heralded album that followed it.

David Crosby reconnects with Byrds bandmate Roger McGuinn: ‘I have great respect for him’

David Crosby reconnects with Byrds bandmate Roger McGuinn: ‘I have great respect for him’

Though David Crosby has lamented the fact that Roger McGuinn seems uninterested in a long-hoped-for Byrds reunion, the two remain friends.

Steve Cropper on the Black Crowes’ cover of ‘Hard to Handle’ : ‘They threw it off time by half a beat’

Steve Cropper on the Black Crowes’ cover of ‘Hard to Handle’ : ‘They threw it off time by half a beat’

Steve Cropper offers his take on the Black Crowes’ 1990 hit version of an Otis Redding classic, and reveals a special connection with the band.

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Don’t let the seemingly simple time signature fool you. There is plenty of Toto goodness in “Girl Goodbye.”

Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Pink Floyd didn’t finally begin its journey toward the platinum-selling group we all know until years after its founding. Nick Mason can tell you when.