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    David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

    David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

    Fully settled in Berlin, with a work system established and in a far better place, physically and emotionally, than he’d been in years, David Bowie completed the second LP in his Berlin…

    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock’s most out-there, outsized and outlandish ideas: Thick-as-a-brick concept albums, an early embrace of synthesizers, overly complicated time…

    Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    \Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of…

    The Persistence of Prog Rock

    The Persistence of Prog Rock

    In April, 1971, Rolling Stone reviewed the début album by a band with a name better suited to a law firm: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The reviewer liked what he heard, although…

    Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

    Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

    When Roger Waters left Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, the remaining members had good reason to assume the band was truly, as Waters’ proclaimed, “a spent force.” After…

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two

    In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on the…

    Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’: 10 Unreleased Gems That Didn’t Make It

    Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’: 10 Unreleased Gems That Didn’t Make It

    Six months ago Radiohead released the ninth album of their storied 31 year career. As ever, they didn’t disappoint. A sprawling, emotional masterpiece, A Moon Shaped Pool is filled to the…

    Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

    Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

    The women who screamed and swooned for the 19th Century piano virtuoso Franz Liszt set the pattern for fans in our own time – from The Beatles to Justin Bieber.…

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