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Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Mike Keneally, beyond his sheer talent, is that he continues to put out such consistently enjoyable music.

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

The next question for fans, after Adam Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. debut with Queen in September, is whether the American Idol finalist will then be emboldened to mount a full-scale American tour.

Deep Beatles: “Because” from Abbey Road (1969)

For the next several columns, I will closely examine the legendary Abbey Road medley, their 16-minute magnum opus comprised of numerous song fragments. Where did these short works come from? How did they fit together so flawlessly?

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson has already announced he’ll be working with Al Jardine and David Marks, both of whom joined him on the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary tour. But that’s not the only familiar face who’ll be on hand.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Detailing almost the precise moment that Ritchie Blackmore began his transition toward ren-faire rock, this 1995 Rainbow performance for Germany’s Rockpalast isn’t by any means essential — but it sure is interesting.

Merrell Fankhauser – Rainbow Bridge Revisited (2013)

Less than two months before he left his earthly body for greener pastures on September 18, 1970, guitar god Jimi Hendrix played a free concert on the slopes of Haleakala, a volcano located in Maui, Hawaii

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally has, over a solo career stretching back more than two decades, made something of a career of fiddling with things — his guitar, to be sure. But also sounds, processes, and expectations.

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Steve Howe and Asia had already cracked the Top 5 with 1982’s “Heat of the Moment” when Yes — Howe’s former band — emerged with a new guitarist and the track “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Lonesome Suzie” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

A searcher’s tale about trying to find love, and then finally settling with what you’ve got, “Lonesome Suzie” is Richard Manuel’s fourth and final author credit on the Band’s Music from Big Pink.