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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso also recognizes Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon, Ringo Starr and others in this Best of 2015 list focusing on pop and rock.

Keith Richards, “Take It So Hard” from Talk Is Cheap (1988): One Track Mind

Keith Richards, “Take It So Hard” from Talk Is Cheap (1988): One Track Mind

‘Talk Is Cheap,’ released by the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards on Oct. 3, 1988, was an island of rock and roll grit in a sea of shallow glitter.

Keith Richards on the ’80s argument that saved the Rolling Stones: ‘He was taking it in a wrong direction’

Keith Richards on the ’80s argument that saved the Rolling Stones: ‘He was taking it in a wrong direction’

On Aug. 29, 1989, a reunited Rolling Stones issued the well-received ‘Steel Wheels.’ Keith Richards says it took “World War III” to get there.

Keith Richards, “Trouble” from Crosseyed Heart (2015): One Track Mind

Keith Richards, “Trouble” from Crosseyed Heart (2015): One Track Mind

Like the best of his Rolling Stones-rejuvenating late ’80s solo work, this new Keith Richards song comes off like a loose, late-night aside.

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

This charity single deftly combines a Richards deep cut with a reggae classic.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Arto Lindsay, “We Love You” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Arto Lindsay, “We Love You” (1990)

What do you get when you unleash pianist/composer Sakamoto and noise merchant Lindsay on this early Rolling Stones track?

The Friday Morning Listen: Wire – Change Becomes Us (2013)

I used to have this ridiculous habit of obsessing about what music should be playing when a person comes to the house for a visit. Hours might be spent standing in front of the giant rack of CDs (and before that, LPs) in the search for the “perfect” recording.

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

There would be no poetry this time, some 44 years after the Rolling Stones last took the stage at London’s Hyde Park. Back then, in 1969, they were eulogizing Brian Jones, then just two days dead.

The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane (2013)

The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane (2013)

“We became a kind of institution,” Mick Jagger says here, talking about the Rolling Stones’ 1981 tour — then one of the biggest of its kind. There would be more, many more. And the Stones would go from institution to commodity.

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