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Black Country Communion – Afterglow (2012)

Black Country Communion – Afterglow (2012)

The pity of it, really, is how perfectly named this album is. See Afterglow, a thunderous delight, arrives just as Black Country Communion appears to be falling apart. It’s a shame.

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins’: Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins’: Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

Count Alan Parsons, engineer on Pink Floyd’s legendary Dark Side of the Moon, as another in the long line of skeptics when it comes to syncing the album up with “The Wizard of Oz.”

Forgotten series: The Fleur de Lys, the Nocturnes, others – Rare Mod, Volume 2 (2009)

Forgotten series: The Fleur de Lys, the Nocturnes, others – Rare Mod, Volume 2 (2009)

With the subtitle that reads “A Second Volume of ’60s Underground Rhythm n’ Blues, Psych & Soul,” this compilation of rare and hard-to-find mod tunes offers surprises from the familiar to the obscure.

‘There’s the old retiree’: Steve Hackett’s game, but something else is holding up a Genesis reunion

‘There’s the old retiree’: Steve Hackett’s game, but something else is holding up a Genesis reunion

In the wake of issuing his new Genesis Revisited II project, Steve Hackett has inevitably been asked about getting back together with his old bandmates. He’s not the one, unfortunately, that’s holding up such a reunion.

‘Things have changed for us’: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

‘Things have changed for us’: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

Rush was already becoming something of a next-gen cultural phenomenon, even before its recent nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

‘This band is unstoppable’: SiriusXM fan Q&A turns into a referendum on Kiss’ current lineup

‘This band is unstoppable’: SiriusXM fan Q&A turns into a referendum on Kiss’ current lineup

During a special Q&A with 20 SiriusXM listeners, Kiss’ founding members were bursting with praise for the current line up of the group — which has just released Monster

Deep Cuts:  A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

Deep Cuts: A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

When excavating for deep cuts from Pink Floyd, you must first avoid Dark Side of the Moon which, after its decades-long run on the album charts, has a distinct air of been-there-done-that familiarity.

Something Else! sneak peek: Watch video from the Rolling Stones’ surprise Paris show

Something Else! sneak peek: Watch video from the Rolling Stones’ surprise Paris show

New video has been posted from the Rolling Stones surprise gig overnight in Paris, as the group prepares for a pair of mega-concerts to be held later this month.

One Track Mind: Will Galison, “Bobby and Sally” (2012)

One Track Mind: Will Galison, “Bobby and Sally” (2012)

Rarely anymore does finding a long-hoped-for passion despite the creeping ennui of our too-busy, media-saturated, fashion-obsessed existence sound quite this blissfully easy — or approachably fun.

‘We certainly aren’t current’: Brad Whitford jokes about aging Aerosmith, even as special Boston show is announced

‘We certainly aren’t current’: Brad Whitford jokes about aging Aerosmith, even as special Boston show is announced

Though Brad Whitford is describing their forthcoming Music from Another Dimension! as a “typical Aerosmith record,” they’ve apparently got something very special planned to celebrate.