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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.

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – Live from Manticore Hall (2014)

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – Live from Manticore Hall (2014)

These two clearly aren’t finished, even if Emerson Lake and Palmer seems to be.

‘This is something I could really get into’: Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

‘This is something I could really get into’: Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

One key element kept him from following in Reed’s footsteps, though.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

On the search for salvation, both in this world and the next.