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‘Anybody that has a heart needs to be part of this’: Julian Lennon’s passionate defense of Mother Earth

‘Anybody that has a heart needs to be part of this’: Julian Lennon’s passionate defense of Mother Earth

In the years since his Top 20 platinum debut from 1984, Julian Lennon has expanded his artistic horizons to focus on photography, as well. A thread running through all of it is his advocacy for the environment.

The Beatles, “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

“Free as a Bird” provides an epilogue, albeit imperfect, to the Beatles’ story.

Reacta, “Sound of Drums” (2014): Exclusive video premiere

Here’s a sneak peek into the upcoming debut release from alt-rock/indie pop band Reacta, titled Refraction. Based in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Reacta began as an instrumental group before combining with William Merritt Hendricks, an American troubadour.

Bipolaroid – Twin Language (2013)

The psychedelic influence of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett is undeniable with Bipolaroid, especially in the presence of singer-guitarist Ben Glover.

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

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

The Band had every right to this song, after what happened on that ill-fated night of April 17, 1969 at Bill Graham’s Winterland in San Francisco.

‘One of the best times of my life’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks is hoping to tour with Dave Grohl

Stevie Nicks’ plate, already filled with Fleetwood Mac, solo projects and an acting job on American Horror Story, would be piled still higher if she had her way.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.

John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit: Something Else! Interview

John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit: Something Else! Interview

Producer John Simon, so intimately involved in the genesis of the Band, has a unique perspective.

On Second Thought: Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road (1976)

Although I love going to concerts, I am generally not a big fan of live albums — because in most cases rarely do these collections capture the electricity executed in an onstage environment.

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

Steven Wilson has announced that a short February tour through Europe will be his last with Blackfield, the prog-pop band he co-counded with Aviv Geffen in 2000.

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