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On Second Thought: Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989)

On Second Thought: Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989)

Warren Zevon died on September 7th, 2003. However, he left a wonderful legacy of colorful music. There are plenty of great albums that comprise that legacy

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Quincy Jones, one of the most prolific musical composers, arrangers and producers of the 20th Century, is best known as arranger and producer for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

‘You can’t really rush this stuff': Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

‘You can’t really rush this stuff': Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

The announcement that another Queen album featuring additional unheard items from Freddie Mercury, including sessions with Michael Jackson, could in the works was met with dizzying excitement. Not so fast, Brian May says.

Something Else! sneak peek: Geri Allen, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (2013)

Lots of notable jazz pianists have been making solo piano records lately, and Geri Allen joins the fray Tuesday when she releases her own such album.

The Friday Morning Listen: Supersuckers – All Songs Sound the Same (1992)

It isn’t often that I hear the words of my parents coming out of my mouth. Actually, it isn’t even something that I particularly dread.

Michael Jackson moonwalked into history, 30 years ago on ‘Motown 25′

Michael Jackson moonwalked into history, 30 years ago on ‘Motown 25′

Thirty years ago today, a “big bang” of sorts occurred on television. This moment would profoundly affect R&B, rock, pop, MTV, and general pop culture.

Read my lips!: The sing-along history of lip-syncing, from Soundies to Milli Vanilli to Beyoncé

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Memorex ran a popular ad campaign for their blank cassette tapes, asking “is it live, or is it Memorex?” Memorex tapes may be long gone, but the question has taken on new significance.

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

We’ve finally answered an age-old question from the decade, as our intrepid panel of shipwrecked music lovers definitively chose Prince over Michael Jackson — not to mention Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy, Rick James and Run-DMC

Michael Jackson – BAD 25 (2012)

It’s hard to believe 25 years have passed since Michael Jackson released Bad, the much-anticipated followup to his megahit Thriller. While it didn’t match Thriller’s record-setting sales, it sold 30 to 45 million copies worldwide and spawned five No. 1 singles.