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Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

George Harrison’s “Pure Smokey,” a 1976 tribute to Smokey Robinson, gave credit to an artist who had been part of the Beatles’ musical foundation.

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Nels Cline joins us to talk about Wilco’s plans, as the group announces 2015 dates and continues work on a follow-up to ‘The Whole Love.’

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Highly personal songs addressing both personal and political issues propelled Bill Withers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Brian May already had a musical chemistry with fellow Queen co-founder Roger Taylor. He explains what Adam Lambert brought to the mix.

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper has long advocated for the 5 Royales, newly announced recipients of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Early Influence Award.

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

‘East-West’ stands as a cornerstone for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.

Reevaluating Hall and Oates’ timeless ‘I Can’t Go For That': ‘That’s what made it so funky’

Reevaluating Hall and Oates’ timeless ‘I Can’t Go For That': ‘That’s what made it so funky’

Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” began its march to No. 1 this week, creating misconceptions and breaking barriers along the way.

Manu Katché,  “Pieces of Emotion” from Live In Concert (2015): One Track Mind

Manu Katché, “Pieces of Emotion” from Live In Concert (2015): One Track Mind

Studio or live, ECM or ACT record label, it’s that same, damned good Manu Katché music.