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Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) ||| ONWARD (“Negative Girl”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** If Two Against Nature was a somewhat unlikely winner Grammy winner for 2001, Album of the Year, the song “Cousin Dupree” was an even more unlikely winner for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The Rides [Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg] – Can’t Get Enough (2013)

The joy surrounding this blues-rock collaboration is found not just in the Rides’ meaty originals — four of the 10 tracks are new — but in the way this just-founded trio happily attacks the cover tunes.

One Track Mind: The Rolling Stones, “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (1965)

Slapped on the flipside of the fuzztoned-frosted “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” single that zoomed straight to the top of the charts throughout the world in the summer of 1965 and continues to get played

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Mike Keneally, beyond his sheer talent, is that he continues to put out such consistently enjoyable music.

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

The next question for fans, after Adam Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. debut with Queen in September, is whether the American Idol finalist will then be emboldened to mount a full-scale American tour.

Deep Beatles: “Because” from Abbey Road (1969)

For the next several columns, I will closely examine the legendary Abbey Road medley, their 16-minute magnum opus comprised of numerous song fragments. Where did these short works come from? How did they fit together so flawlessly?

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson has already announced he’ll be working with Al Jardine and David Marks, both of whom joined him on the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary tour. But that’s not the only familiar face who’ll be on hand.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Detailing almost the precise moment that Ritchie Blackmore began his transition toward ren-faire rock, this 1995 Rainbow performance for Germany’s Rockpalast isn’t by any means essential — but it sure is interesting.

Merrell Fankhauser – Rainbow Bridge Revisited (2013)

Less than two months before he left his earthly body for greener pastures on September 18, 1970, guitar god Jimi Hendrix played a free concert on the slopes of Haleakala, a volcano located in Maui, Hawaii

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?