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‘It was a set up’: Exploring the Beach Boys connection to Charles Manson’s grisly crime

‘It was a set up’: Exploring the Beach Boys connection to Charles Manson’s grisly crime

Was the legendary Sharon Tate murder, though typically chalked up to random violence, more closely related to the Beach Boys than anybody guessed? Al Jardine discusses the connections, and how Charles Manson’s failed music career may have lead to this viscous 1969 crime.

‘They get in the way’: David Crosby on how drugs stunted his career, and his creativity

‘They get in the way’: David Crosby on how drugs stunted his career, and his creativity

David Crosby says that by the time he turned himself into the FBI in 1985, having been plagued by a string of drug and weapons charges, he knew that he had reached a personal nadir. The thing is, though: The FBI didn’t.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Mary’s Place” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Mary’s Place” (2002)

Dropping “Waitin’ On A Sunny Day” from consideration, “Mary’s Place” is the worst song Bruce has done since … oh, take your pick

‘Honestly, I have no plans to do anything’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley won’t perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

‘Honestly, I have no plans to do anything’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley won’t perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

At first, it looked as if there would be a reunion of the original quartet when Kiss is belatedly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year. Then, maybe not. Now, it seems more like: Definitely not. In fact, Paul Stanley is saying he has no plans to perform at all.

‘It’s a real d**k move, man’: Okkervil River says Don Henley demanded cover song be taken down

‘It’s a real d**k move, man’: Okkervil River says Don Henley demanded cover song be taken down

Okkervil River should have paid closer attention to the saga between the Eagles’ Don Henley and Frank Ocean a few years ago.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Further On (Up The Road)” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Further On (Up The Road)” (2002)

With that varied styles employed throughout The Rising, it was kind of refreshing to hear “Further On (Up The Road)” come blasting out of my speakers. Very little in the way of violins, mandolins, or anything else that might get in the way of the insistent bombast. But there was a problem: I didn’t really like the way it sounded.

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, discussing her turbulent relationship inside and outside of Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey Buckingham, says: “We’re getting along probably better than we ever have.” There’s a reason for that.

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’: Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’: Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

Gregg Rolie, in the space between two albums — 1977′s Next and 1978′s Infinity — went from fronting Journey to playing a secondary vocal role. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.

On Second Thought: Neil Young – Landing On Water (1986)

On Second Thought: Neil Young – Landing On Water (1986)

Neil Young’s newly released Live at the Cellar Door has me thinking of the period when he was at the height of his powers — and, no, I’m not talking about the oft-praised 1970s era