Bruce Springsteen has always been dogged by rumors of versions of albums that differed markedly from what became the commercial release.
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Steve Elliott caught up with Dan Ropek, author of ‘Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood,’ to discuss this often-overlooked figure in rock.
Bob Seger’s ‘The Distance’ has a musical power which exceeds the lyrical heft of the far-more-popular ‘Night Moves,’ as heard on stand-out cuts like “Boomtown Blues.”
The Beatles’ “Revolution 1” provides no definitive answers, reflecting the turbulent time period from which it emerged.
Chicago guitarist Terry Kath’s solo on “25 or 6 to 4” has always been one of my most memorable musical moments. Here’s why.
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is both the last time all four Beatles were in the studio, and their last breakthrough.
Free’s critically underrated ‘Heartbreaker’ was a direct foreshadowing of the success to come for Paul Rodgers and Bad Company.
The hard-to-accept fact is simply that although Mott the Hoople had a number of good albums, they never really had any great ones.
One of Chicago’s crowning achievements, “Beginnings” boasts a near-perfect arrangement only marred by a good but too-long coda.
“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” is one of the great triumphs of Chicago’s 1969 debut, ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ Here’s why.