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Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Second acts are difficult; third acts, even more so. But what of a fourth? That’s Elton John, who’s already been a country-inflected singer-songwriter, Captain Fantastic and a mainstream pop star.

On Second Thought: Wild Cherry – Wild Cherry (1976)

Born in 1970, Wild Cherry began life as a rock band. Gigging the local circuit, the Ohio group struggled to gain the success they strived for.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Mountain Goats – All Hail West Texas (2002)

Up until the last couple of days, I hadn’t thought about audio cassettes in a good long while. But then I discovered that there exists a freakishly large pile of independent labels dedicated to the form.

‘Everything is perfect': Greg Lake on the timeless chemistry between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

If Greg Lake didn’t already have an appreciation for the unique syncopations of the Beatles rhythm section, he certainly learned a thing or two while on tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band.

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads': Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads': Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

For Don Henley, the Eagles’ success was related not to gimmickry but to a focused attempt to blend bed-rock music styles without any of the artifice that’s associated with more modern acts.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969)

The Band’s eponymous second album begins with some serious women troubles, but “Across the Great Divide” doesn’t herald a project as haunted as their 1968 debut. Instead, as with this song’s title, it’s about intersections

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything': Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything': Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

Queen’s final project with Freddie Mercury, 1995’s Made in Heaven, has long been thought to have included all of what was left from the legendary frontman’s work. But it might not be his last musical testament.

New Something Else! subscribers selected to receive copies of Mark Knopfler’s Privateering

New Something Else! subscribers selected to receive copies of Mark Knopfler’s Privateering

A trio of new subscribers to Something Else! will be receiving free copies of Mark Knopfler’s Privateering, a Top 10 SER pick seeing U.S. release this month.

One Track Mind: Joel August, title song from Distant Shores (2013)

This is the title track for a sophomore release that’s been five years – and a lifetime – in the making. Twice, guitarist Joel August has put his dreams for becoming a musician on hold.

Appreciations: Hayao Miyazaki, celebrated animator, director, writer and artist

As I started to think about what I wanted to say about the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, my mind fell rather clumsily on the disputed quote said to about Alexander the Great about having “no more worlds to conquer.”