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Adam Lambert is getting comfortable with Queen: ‘The doubt and fear have faded’

Adam Lambert is getting comfortable with Queen: ‘The doubt and fear have faded’

As he’s continued belting out old Queen songs, Adam Lambert has slowly but surely been making some part of them his own.

Jimmy Page wanted to be part of Yardbirds’ initial comeback: ‘A bit miffed he wasn’t asked’

Jimmy Page wanted to be part of Yardbirds’ initial comeback: ‘A bit miffed he wasn’t asked’

The Yardbirds’ long-awaited studio return features several guest guitarists. Jimmy Page was reportedly “miffed” that it didn’t include him.

Toto, “Manuela Run” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Manuela Run” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

“Manuela Run” contains all the strengths discussed so far in our new Toto Tuesdays series, adding in lead vocals by David Paich for the first time.

King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic came alive again with masterful remaster

King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic came alive again with masterful remaster

We return for a glorious run through the 40th anniversary reissue of King Crimson’s ‘Larks’ Tongues in Aspic,’ originally released on March 23, 1973.

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Deep Purple has always been known for its explorative improvisational journeys, something that led frontman Ian Gillan to a hilarious distraction.

Roger Waters and Pink Floyd came to a grinding halt with didactic Final Cut

Roger Waters and Pink Floyd came to a grinding halt with didactic Final Cut

Released this week in 1983, ‘The Final Cut’ represented the novelization of Pink Floyd, its songs reduced to infrastructure for Roger Waters’ narratives.

Jethro Tull’s ‘Locomotive Breath’ was a brilliant moment of studio trickery

Jethro Tull’s ‘Locomotive Breath’ was a brilliant moment of studio trickery

“Locomotive Breath,” released this week back in 1971, seemed like Jethro Tull’s most coherent, successful synthesis yet. It was actually pieced together.

The Beatles, “Baby You’re a Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Baby You’re a Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The B-side to “All You Need Is Love,” “Baby You’re a Rich Man” stands as one of the Beatles’ most innovative, funky, and underrated tracks.

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

In the wake of the passing of Left Banke co-founder Michael Brown, we return to his later work with the underrated Stories.

Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure was almost a Beach Boys album: ‘I changed my mind’

Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure was almost a Beach Boys album: ‘I changed my mind’

Brian Wilson says he originally envisioned his forthcoming solo album ‘No Pier Pressure’ as a Beach Boys project. Then something happened.