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Gimme Five: Post-1980 Genesis Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: Post-1980 Genesis Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Though the popular consciousness has placed the terminating line between Prog Genesis and Pop Genesis at the moment in which Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, the truth is the group underwent a slower evolution.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from Stage Fright (1970)

After a series of twilit ruminations, and very dire warnings, about the Band’s new rock-star lifestyle late into Stage Fright, perhaps this utterly scarifying parable was all but inevitable.

‘We know already that works’: More Queen shows with Adam Lambert still possible

‘We know already that works’: More Queen shows with Adam Lambert still possible

As Adam Lambert continues work on his newest studio effort, Roger Taylor promotes his own solo album and Brian May performs select dates with Kerry Ellis, the chances of a Queen + Adam Lambert tour have begun to seem increasingly remote. Not so fast.

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

This newly released documentary on the ex-Byrds singer-songwriter Gene Clark is not only very much welcome, but long overdue.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Fleshtones, “Remember the Ramones” from Wheel of Talent (2014)

Is there a better group of guitar-banging, snare-splitting garage-band coolsters to pay tribute to the Ramones, really? The Fleshtones simply floor it on “Remember the Ramones,” to the point where there is scarcely enough time to fit in all of the words.

’90 percent of who I am today’: Carlos Santana’s guitar inspiration might surprise you

’90 percent of who I am today’: Carlos Santana’s guitar inspiration might surprise you

In the midst of a long-hoped-for reunion of the classic-era edition of his old band, Carlos Santana is giving credit to drummer Michael Shreive for his role in creating Santana’s signature sound.

On Second Thought: Los Lonely Boys – Revelation (2014)

Today, the Texas blues rocking trio Los Lonely Boys release their latest studio effort Revelation. The three Garza brothers, hailing from San Angelo, Texas, first came to prominence with the release of their 2003 self-titled debut and 2004 hit single, “Heaven.”

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Breakdown” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Breakdown” (1976)

“‘Breakdown,’ I wrote that, and we cut it. It was really long. Maybe seven or eight minutes … And somewhere near the end, [Mike] played that lick … Dwight Twilley came in, and when that lick came by, he goes, ‘That’s the lick! Oh man, that’s the lick!’

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

Asked to pick a favorite guitar track, Queen’s Brian May quickly names a surprising cut from Ritchie Blackmore’s discography.

On Second Thought: Hackamore Brick – Long Way Home (2009)

Nearly thirty years after turning critics on their ears with their dandy debut album One Kiss Leads To Another, Hackamore Brick returned to the fore with Long Way Home. The comeback release, although it retains the spirit of what went before, is no repeat performance. And that’s quite alright, as it shows Tommy Moonlight and Chick Newman, who are originalRead More