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‘I completely dismissed her’: David Crosby on the night that changed his mind about Lady Gaga

‘I completely dismissed her’: David Crosby on the night that changed his mind about Lady Gaga

David Crosby admits that “she’s so show business.” But something happened when the Byrds and CSN legend saw Lady Gaga at this year’s MusiCares event. Crosby says he came away with a completely different opinion.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

In interviews, I’ve seen Lyle Mays speak of how music has it’s own “language and syntax.” He wasn’t necessarily talking about music’s technicalities — harmony, melody, and the like.

One Track Mind: Dolly Parton, “Don’t Think Twice,” from Blue Smoke (2014)

One Track Mind: Dolly Parton, “Don’t Think Twice,” from Blue Smoke (2014)

Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice,” with its sad acceptance of life’s strange twists set to a plucky finger-picked cadence, always seemed well suited for a country-music makeover.

‘You can feel the energy’: Concerted efforts helped bring back the legend of Stax

‘You can feel the energy’: Concerted efforts helped bring back the legend of Stax

The Stax Museum is located at 926 East McLemore Avenue in Memphis — but it is not, in fact, house in the old building where so many legendary soul sides were once cut. That facility was actually torn down in 1989

Brian Blade Fellowship – Landmarks (2014)

Brian Blade Fellowship – Landmarks (2014)

As one of the most in-demand drummers in the world — jazz and otherwise — it can be a little understandable if Brian Blade hadn’t come forth with an album since 2009′s sublime singer-songwriter excursion Mama Rosa.

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

What with the rumors flying earlier this week about the health of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, I was pretty sure I’d be writing an obit/appreciation piece by now.

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hey Blue Eyes” from American Beauty (2014)

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hey Blue Eyes” from American Beauty (2014)

There’s a moment, just when you get comfortable with the idea that this is a paean to home, love and hearth, when Bruce Springsteen sharply widens the lens. All around this couple, despite the illusion of a cocoon of safety and of love, there are troubles, there are questions, there is cruelty and death and misfortune.

‘He was a true artist’: The Who’s Roger Daltrey remembers the late John Entwistle

‘He was a true artist’: The Who’s Roger Daltrey remembers the late John Entwistle

As the Who approaches the June 2002 anniversary of co-founder John Entwistle’s passing, Roger Daltrey remembers the bassist’s influence, his presence and perhaps his greatest performance.

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Hard to believe that the 2012 release by McFadden’s Parachute was this Rochester, New York-based outfit’s 27th album since 1991. That rivals Guided By Voices’ output for sheer volume.

‘I didn’t sing for a good 10 years’: Time away proved beneficial for the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

‘I didn’t sing for a good 10 years’: Time away proved beneficial for the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

One of the more remarkable things about the Monkees’ latest reunion — on par with Michael Nesmith’s presence, after so long away — was how well preserved Micky Dolenz’s voice is, decades after their late-1960s hey day. Dolenz explains who he’s kept his instrument in such great shape.