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Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

There had been, sprinkled amongst the nihilistic junkie-pop, moments of avant-garde noise on 1967’s Velvet Underground and Nico. But nothing, really, to prepare you for this ferocious cacophony.

The Band’s Garth Hudson to take part in benefit for Philadelphia children’s music programs

The Band’s Garth Hudson to take part in benefit for Philadelphia children’s music programs

Garth Hudson will be featured as a guest celebrity during a special pre-show meet and greet for the Tribute to the Last Waltz benefit, held Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia.

Deep Beatles: “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Continuing the melancholic mood set by “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” further stresses the turmoil the Beatles were experiencing by 1969.

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

The announcement that another Queen album featuring additional unheard items from Freddie Mercury, including sessions with Michael Jackson, could in the works was met with dizzying excitement. Not so fast, Brian May says.

Gimme Five: Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green or Stevie Nicks

Gimme Five: Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green or Stevie Nicks

Whatever side you come down on in the Great Fleetwood Mac Debates, surely it’s either with the initial rootsy Peter Green era or the platinum-kissed Buckingham-Nicks pop period. But what about the rest?

‘Open to all types of music’: For Jimi Hendrix, an often-overlooked connection with the Beatles

Jimi Hendrix’s passion for the work of Bob Dylan has been well documented, most notably within his fiery rendition of “All Along the Watertower.” Less talked about is how much he loved the Beatles.

‘It was very sad for all of us’: A glimpse into Warren Zevon’s difficult last days

‘It was very sad for all of us’: A glimpse into Warren Zevon’s difficult last days

Warren Zevon had long overcome his problem with alcohol, until being diagnosed with inoperable peritoneal mesothelioma. After that, ex-wife Crystal says, the author of 1978’s Excitable Boy suffered a perhaps inevitable back slide.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “King Harvest” from The Band (1969)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “King Harvest” from The Band (1969)

“King Harvest,” the unforgettably sad tale of a besieged farmer, begins not with a scene-setting declaration, but with a quiet sense of forboding — one that returns for its out-of-time chorus

The Bee Gees, Easybeats, others – Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts (1965-67)

Originally released in 1973, Nuggets: Original Aryfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 only offered a keen look at select one-hit and no hit wonders

‘It’s a bit of a sore spot’: The Band’s Robbie Robertson discusses the conflict on Thanksgiving for native peoples

‘It’s a bit of a sore spot’: The Band’s Robbie Robertson discusses the conflict on Thanksgiving for native peoples

For Robbie Robertson, the Thanksgiving season can be a complicated time. On the one hand, the Band’s sprawling concert The Last Waltz was filmed on this holiday. But then there’s his relationship to native peoples.