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‘He was taking it in a wrong direction’: Keith Richards on the 1980s argument that saved the Rolling Stones

‘He was taking it in a wrong direction’: Keith Richards on the 1980s argument that saved the Rolling Stones

By the mid-1980s, a couple of decades into the Rolling Stones’ debauched journey through rock history, they had lost momentum. Worse still, they weren’t getting along.

‘Everybody was at their worst’: Lindsey Buckingham on the difficult birth of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’

‘Everybody was at their worst’: Lindsey Buckingham on the difficult birth of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’

That Fleetwood Mac’s “Big Love” has survived into another century’s playlists is its own kind of miracle, as far removed as author Lindsey Buckingham is from this late-1980s hit.

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Bob Dylan seemed, certainly at first, to lose some essential impetus to create in the 1980s. He came off as neither grouchy or impish, just disinterested.

‘A real dripping, nighttime record’: Daniel Lanois remembers Bob Dylan collaboration on Oh Mercy

‘A real dripping, nighttime record’: Daniel Lanois remembers Bob Dylan collaboration on Oh Mercy

For Daniel Lanois, producing an album can typically be about “the documenting of time, and what’s going on in people’s lives — emotionally and otherwise.” And with Bob Dylan, that time was typically after sundown.

‘We’re very much more than our hits’: The case for Hall and Oates as album artists

‘We’re very much more than our hits’: The case for Hall and Oates as album artists

When HBO called recently inquiring about usage rights for the Hall and Oates deep cut “Alone Too Long” from their 1975 self-titled release, it came as little surprise. John Oates says they always considered themselves album artists.

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp may be known for changing his name an astonishing three times, but he is respected for two other qualities: his status as the Bruce Springsteen of the Midwest, and his refusal to compromise his sound to fit the latest trends.

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

Peter Cetera left Chicago in the wake of its biggest album ever, the six-times platinum 1985 smash 17, and has no regrets more than three decades later.

‘Exactly the way I wanted it’: Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’

‘Exactly the way I wanted it’: Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’

Boston’s Tom Scholz is perhaps most famous for a finicky approach to music making, with his newest project taking a whopping decade to conclude. Yet, sometimes everything comes together quickly.

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin join us to discuss an era when Yes was suddenly expected to craft hit singles — leaving canny updates like this one often completely overlooked.

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

On December 4, 1988, Roy Orbison was celebrating a huge year. His album with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys had sold extremely well; he finished recording his first album of original material in several years, Mystery Girl