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The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ controversial visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi inspired one of the most bitter John Lennon compositions.

Billy Sherwood Talks #Yes50, ‘Topographic Drama’ and a Tribute to Chris Squire

Billy Sherwood Talks #Yes50, ‘Topographic Drama’ and a Tribute to Chris Squire

Billy Sherwood joined Preston Frazier to discuss Yes’ 50th anniversary plans, a new-look live album, and continuing work on a Chris Squire tribute project.

Halloween Heroes From Ramones, Queen, R.E.M. + Others: Gimme Five

Halloween Heroes From Ramones, Queen, R.E.M. + Others: Gimme Five

Here are a few super-powered considerations to explore before cutting eye holes in the spare bed sheets this Halloween.

The Beatles, “Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Only a Northern Song” may be “a little dark and out of key,” as George Harrison proclaims, but only in the most intriguing sense.

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd created a signature concert experience during their first performances of ‘The Wall,’ but I was lucky to have been there at all.

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers represented what we strive for across so many aspects of our lives: consistency, dependability, and longevity.

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Columbia Records touts the gospel-focused ‘Trouble No More’ as the “definitive retrospective of a pivotal period” in Bob Dylan’s canon. It’s not.

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Not a Second Time” may be a hidden gem off ‘With the Beatles,’ but it has also become famous for two other words: “Aeolian cadence.”

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ set the bar for finesse in pop and rock music, and that bar hadn’t been cleared yet.

I Thought I Knew Something About the Beatles

I Thought I Knew Something About the Beatles

Tom Wilmeth takes a deep dive into the expanded edition of Mark Lewisohn’s ‘The Beatles – All These Years, Vol. 1: Tune In.’

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