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Gimme Five: Songs where Led Zeppelin, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where Led Zeppelin, well, sucked

It’s become fashionable to like Led Zeppelin again, after the release of their 2007 partial reunion concert. Luckily, Celebration Day, which debuted in the Billboard Top 10 last fall, doesn’t include any of these duds.

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.

‘You should ask him’: Al Jardine can’t understand why Mike Love split up the Beach Boys either

‘You should ask him’: Al Jardine can’t understand why Mike Love split up the Beach Boys either

Al Jardine still struggles to put into words exactly what happened at the end of what had once been a celebrated 50th anniversary reunion tour by the Beach Boys. He seems, in many ways, as surprised as anyone on the outside looking in.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise” (1987)

I’ll be honest fellas, it was sounding great but…I coulda used a little more clave!

‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’: Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy

‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’: Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy

Roger Hodgson says, at one time, he loved the anonymity of being in Supertramp. Fast forward a few decades, and he’s left to rebuild a separate legacy — even as few people associate him with his own hit songs.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Two Faces” (1987)

It’s well known that Miami Steve wasn’t so hot on the direction Bruce took with Tunnel Of Love, but I’ve always wondered what he thought of the music itself.

‘There’s always an ongoing debate’: Lawrence Gowan sticks up for the current edition of Styx

‘There’s always an ongoing debate’: Lawrence Gowan sticks up for the current edition of Styx

Though it’s been 15 years since Lawrence Gowan took over as frontman with Styx, he’s aware that arguments continue over how the current version of the group matches up against the Dennis DeYoung-led edition.

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

Van Halen fans aren’t the only ones lobbying for the return of original bassist and background vocalist Michael Anthony. So is frontman David Lee Roth, in a surprising new admission.

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.

‘No, I don’t think so’: After awful end, Brian Wilson closes the door on future Beach Boys reunions

‘No, I don’t think so’: After awful end, Brian Wilson closes the door on future Beach Boys reunions

Brian Wilson, after earning a Grammy tonight, confirmed something that Beach Boys fans had feared following the disastrous conclusion of the band’s 2012 reunion tour: It won’t be happening again.