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‘Me and John were starting to really cook’: Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver

‘Me and John were starting to really cook’: Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver

They consolidated everything they’d mastered, while hinting at triumphs to come.

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach (2014)

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach (2014)

As layered as it is honest, as reflective as it is determined.

‘Maybe this new album is the end now for me’: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant is at a career crossroads

‘Maybe this new album is the end now for me’: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant is at a career crossroads

“It’s not going to happen,” he says of a reunion. “You’d have to exhume.”

Something Else! sneak peek: Stevie Nicks, “Lady” from 24 Karat Gold (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Stevie Nicks, “Lady” from 24 Karat Gold (2014)

Stripped of artifice, Nicks connects on an elemental level.

‘It isn’t the same; I’m not Freddie’: Adam Lambert is facing Queen fans’ doubts head on

‘It isn’t the same; I’m not Freddie’: Adam Lambert is facing Queen fans’ doubts head on

Despite five years together, they still deal with the specter of Freddie Mercury.

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

Hand-picked solo tracks give the latest Genesis box set a new twist.

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Psychedelia vs. Art? This choice isn’t as easy as you might think.

‘Definitely needed to be there’: Steve Morse on the Deep Purple smash he convinced Ian Gillan to sing

‘Definitely needed to be there’: Steve Morse on the Deep Purple smash he convinced Ian Gillan to sing

It’s become an free-form highlight of the band’s recent setlists.

‘I’m getting chills up my spine’: Steve Howe’s The Grand Scheme of Things underscored his wider impact on Yes

‘I’m getting chills up my spine’: Steve Howe’s The Grand Scheme of Things underscored his wider impact on Yes

This dextrous, often overlooked project showcased Howe’s lyrical gift.

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Time to recognize these as “klassics” in the Kinks songbook.