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One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.

‘Who can sing any song better than Don Henley?’: Inside the convoluted vocal track for the Eagles’ ‘Victim of Love’

‘Who can sing any song better than Don Henley?’: Inside the convoluted vocal track for the Eagles’ ‘Victim of Love’

Fans will remember the message etched into the vinyl on Side 2 the original Hotel California: “V.O.L. is five-piece live.” But there was one overdub on “Victim of Love,” eventually: The lead vocal.

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony says he was watching a news conference about the reformation of Van Halen like everyone else when he found out that he’d been replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Join Boz Scaggs as he discusses a few key cuts on the forthcoming two-disc Essential collection from Columbia Legacy — a 32-song set showcasing his timeless alchemy with soul, blues, rock and R&B.

The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose (2013)

Desolation Rose might have been described as a classic-era throwback, what with the use of reel-to-reel tape and vintage instruments. But the Flower Kings aren’t exploring prog’s typical dreamscape themes.

AC Angry – Black Denim (2013)

In early November, AC Angry will release their new CD Black Denim on the German label Dust On The Tracks Records. Though this is considered to be their debut album, they actually made two earlier releases

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Green Book”) ||| ONWARD (“Lunch With Gina”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Everything Must Go represents a significant contrast to all the prior Steely Dan albums before it with the possible exception of Countdown To Ecstasy

‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

Robert Plant’s newest post-Led Zeppelin outfit is a canny blending of blues and world music influences, adding spicy new flavors to a post-blues aesthetic that goes back to his earliest successes in music.

‘We did all of their songs’: The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit on impact of the Kingston Trio

‘We did all of their songs’: The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit on impact of the Kingston Trio

Long before he was a member of the Eagles, Timothy B. Schmit was heavily influenced by the Kingston Trio, a folk-based sensation in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

‘We pull away, and then come back’: Mick Fleetwood on the secret to Fleetwood Mac’s longevity

‘We pull away, and then come back’: Mick Fleetwood on the secret to Fleetwood Mac’s longevity

Fleetwood Mac is known as much for their breakups, and their long periods off the road, as they are for megahit albums like 1977’s Rumours. Band co-founder Mike Fleetwood says that’s the key to their longevity.