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‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

Julian Lennon’s long-awaited Everything Changes solo project, expanded by two songs upon its stateside release in 2013, is stuffed with meaningful moments — arriving as it did more than a decade after his last album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

For as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been around, there have been songs celebrating the genre. In the ’50s, there was “Rock And Roll Music,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Seven Nights To Rock,” and “Rock Around The Clock,” among many others.

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

Paul Stanley isn’t reserving his broadsides for former Kiss bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss these days, leveling new charges that stalwart partner Gene Simmons deserted the group in the 1980s for “questionable side projects.”

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

Last night at the Tokyo Dome, the Rolling Stones pulled out a four-decades-old chestnut after fans voted “Silver Train” from 1973’s Goats Head Soup into the setlist. The Stones had last played the song live on a tour later in ’73.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Moth To A Flame” (2014): One Track Mind

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Moth To A Flame” (2014): One Track Mind

An enormous leap forward in both focus and experimental verve, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger has released a prismatic explosion of psychedelia, woozy but also cut through with vocal sun shards, called “Moth to a Flame.”

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

A comprehensive biography of Stevie Nicks now has a publication date, according to Amazon: October, 21, 2014. The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse’s story is being written by Stephen Davis, who helped bandmate/lover Mick Fleetwood compose his 1990 autobiography.

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.

Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave (2014)

As bizarre as it is, I wasn’t sure that I was going to review this latest record from a cappella metallers Van Canto. Then I got to the final song on the record, a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” and I just couldn’t resist.

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

Unrest across Ukraine has forced Crimson ProjeKCt to put off the second date of its upcoming tour. The group is set to play the first of 20-plus scheduled concerts at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with shows continuing through April 2014 in the UK, Russia, France and Italy, among others.

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Flowers (1967)

At the time Flowers appeared, the Rolling Stones were one of the biggest bands on earth.