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Davey Payne of the People Band and the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”

‘Things are turning': Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

‘Things are turning': Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

RCA label heads must be pointing fingers right about now. Just months after splitting with Adam Lambert over their push to have the Idol finalist record an 1980s-themed cover album, he’s on a roll.

One Track Mind: Saga, “On the Loose” from Spin It Again!: Live in Munich (2013)

As “On the Loose” lifts off — first with the insectile thrill of Jim Gilmour’s keyboards, then with a full-throated roar from Michael Sadler — Saga’s new live set all but sells itself.

‘Not really sure where we got that tag': Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

‘Not really sure where we got that tag': Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

Led Zeppelin has often been credited as a foundational group in the early days of heavy metal. But actually being a heavy metal band? Jimmy Page, a died-in-the-wool blues guy, begs to differ.

‘You know what? A real band plays live': Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

‘You know what? A real band plays live': Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

As Rush prepares to release Clockwork Angels Tour, Neil Peart discusses the moment when — after a brief retirement from concert performances — he decided that he had to return to the road.

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

Forgotten series: The Amboy Dukes – The Amboy Dukes (1967)

Prior to striking out on his own and becoming a guitar god, Ted Nugent spent several years fingering the fret in the Amboy Dukes.

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

There’s a reason, Carl Palmer says, that he came to fame in the trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer: That format allows the space to showcase the drums. Conversely, there’s also no place to hide.

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

After a mirage of an intro, “Jawbone” — one of the most underrated moments on The Band — catches a shambolic groove even as Richard Manuel explores the story of a unrepentant ne’er-do-well.

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

Despite his having appeared more than half dozen times with Queen, Adam Lambert says he still finds himself caught off guard by the power and majesty of their music.