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Greg Lake (1947-2016): How His Childhood Song ‘Lucky Man’ Got That Crazy Moog Solo

Greg Lake (1947-2016): How His Childhood Song ‘Lucky Man’ Got That Crazy Moog Solo

Greg Lake was recording Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Lucky Man” alone. Then Keith Emerson returned from the pub – and Lake had an idea.

Preston Frazier’s Best Concerts of 2016: Stevie Nicks, Yes, Hiromi, Dolly Parton + others

Preston Frazier’s Best Concerts of 2016: Stevie Nicks, Yes, Hiromi, Dolly Parton + others

Preston Frazier lists his five Best Concerts of 2016, with two special honorable mentions.

Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

“Let It Snow” closes with one of the famed Chicago horn section’s 10 best moments. When listening in my car, I always play it a second time.

Dr. MiNT, “Down To One” from Voice In The Void (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Dr. MiNT, “Down To One” from Voice In The Void (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

If songs like Dr. MiNT’s “Down To One” isn’t where jazz is headed, then it’s probably going in the wrong direction.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every fan on your gift list will love.

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

By now, you think you know what happened at Kanye West’s Nov. 17, 2016 concert at San Jose, California. You probably do not.

Yes, “Don’t Kill The Whale” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Don’t Kill The Whale” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

This second song from Yes’ ‘Tormato’ has a more straight-ahead sensibility than we usually expect from the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

Top 40 Moments in Rock and Roll: Part Truth, Part Legend, Part Complete Nonsense

Top 40 Moments in Rock and Roll: Part Truth, Part Legend, Part Complete Nonsense

JC Mosquito counts down the most memorable moments in rock and roll history.

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples joined the Band on “The Weight” after their famous ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Thanksgiving 1976 – and something amazing happened.

Toto, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.