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Fans already lodging complaints, even before Rolling Stones announce 50th anniversary tour

Rallying around a cry for smaller venues, lower ticket prices and a revamped set list, a group calling itself the Rolling Stones Liberation Front has issued a series of demands in advance of an expected 50th anniversary tour announcement.

Songs where Pink Floyd, well, sucked: Gimme Five

Songs where Pink Floyd, well, sucked: Gimme Five

Everybody went through a Pink Floyd phase, right? But, the child is grown; the dream is gone.

Ringo Starr, “Wings” from Ringo 2012 (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

Ringo Starr, “Wings” from Ringo 2012 (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

“Wings,” from Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo 2012’ album, is actually a badly needed remake of a song he co-wrote decades ago.

Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked: Gimme Five

Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked: Gimme Five

There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.

Metallica – St. Anger (2003): On Second Thought

Metallica – St. Anger (2003): On Second Thought

At first, I was lamenting the death of a band I grew up with, reeling from hearing that horrible snare Lars is using, making fun of James Hetfield’s weak singing, poking at the plodding rhythms and overlong songs.

Lou Reed and Metallica post full Lulu stream

Oh yes. The gnashing of teeth, the bitching, the moaning, it has begun. Actually, it started a while ago when Lou Reed and Metallica released a preview of “The View” from their upcoming Lulu.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Wild Billy's Circus Story" (1973)

There is a contingent of “fans” out there who label this song the “mistake” of The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Since I think of the record as one of rock’s perfect albums, I must disagree.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Monkey In Your Soul" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The last track on Pretzel Logic might be my least favorite one of that album, with that over the top fuzzy bass line. To some it makes the song nice ‘n’ fonky but I find it a distraction; I wanna hear Dias and Baxter’s guitars over that noise.

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney and Wings, "Live and Let Die" (1973)

Let’s look beyond the goofy flutes and whatnot — and the oddly aggressive nature of the song, because it’s just so out of character for the nice man. Paul McCartney screwed up “Live And Let Die” in a huge way

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" (1973)

Because I’ve been steeping myself in rock and folk music all of these years, people are genuinely surprised when I admit that I’m not a lyrics person. I suppose it puts me in the minority of listeners.

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