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‘I’m just excited to pay respect': Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

‘I’m just excited to pay respect': Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

Adam Lambert’s long-awaited stateside appearance with Queen at the iHeartRadio Festival sparks anew the debate over his filling in for the late Freddie Mercury, even though he’s at least the fourth singer to do so

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded': Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded': Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

Sammy Hagar says he initially intended to bang out only a few tracks on what evolved into a guest-packed forthcoming full-length studio effort. He seems as surprised as anyone else how it all ended up.

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

Lenny Kravitz brings a crunchy sense of propulsion to this advance song from the forthcoming Plastic Ono Band album, though Yoko Ono handles the vocals alone — whizzing past an even more intriguing intersection.

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thee Prophets included Brian Lake on lead vocals and organ, Jim Anderson on lead guitar, David Leslie on bass and vocals, and Chris Michaels on drums.

On Second Thought: Yardbirds, Moody Blues, others – Absolutely the Best of the British Invasion (1999)

Considering there are no Beatles, Rolling Stones, Who, Dave Clark Five or Pretty Things, the title of Absolutely the Best of the British Invasion (Fuel 2000 Records) was rather misleading.

‘It’s a balancing act': Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson on mixing concert favorites with their new music

‘It’s a balancing act': Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson on mixing concert favorites with their new music

If you’ve noticed that Heart hits like “Never,” “Straight On” and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” weren’t part of their recent set lists, there’s a reason for that: Ann and Nancy Wilson say they got sick of them

On Second Thought: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – We’re New Here (2011)

On Second Thought: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – We’re New Here (2011)

Though his decades old warnings about the moral decay of Reaganism rang ever truer in the age of Fox and Palin, the late Gil Scott-Heron entered the 2010s as a prophet without honor in his own country.

‘We’re just kind of feeling our way': Alan White, Jon Davison discuss prospect of new music from Yes

‘We’re just kind of feeling our way': Alan White, Jon Davison discuss prospect of new music from Yes

Jon Davison has been with Yes for about a year and half, time that’s largely been spent revisiting a trio of the group’s 1970s recordings on tour. Now, he and drummer Alan White talk about the prospect of new music.

‘It can be construed as him being an a**hole': Graham Nash sticks up for the mercurial Neil Young

‘It can be construed as him being an a**hole': Graham Nash sticks up for the mercurial Neil Young

The famously mercurial Neil Young has left more than one project seemingly at the drop of the hat — most recently walking out on a planned Buffalo Springfield reunion in order to work with Crazy Horse again.

Elvis Presley – Elvis at Stax (2013)

So much for the long-held notion that Elvis Presley had simply thrown away his own gifts by the 1970s. In fact, these soul-soaked sessions at Memphis’ legendary Stax Studios show an artist still deeply committed