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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…

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.…

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

1. Solsbury Hill Given the financial hole he was in, and the success of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, 1974 was an odd year for Peter Gabriel to hand…

Led Zeppelin – Rank The Albums

Led Zeppelin – Rank The Albums

It’s a truth universally acknowledged* that Led Zeppelin’s second album is their greatest work ever. It may have been disputed in pubs across the country, and occasionally slipped to second…

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

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

Beside the Berlin Wall, Bowie made music to uplift the world Fully settled in Berlin, with a work system established and in a far better place, physically and emotionally, than…

Desert Trip: How Classic Rock Mega-Fest Proved Doubters Wrong

Desert Trip: How Classic Rock Mega-Fest Proved Doubters Wrong

It was inevitable. Mick Jagger, who coined the phrase “Coachella for old people” last spring to describe Desert Trip, cracked the first jokes about aging rock stars from the stage,…

True Bruce: Springsteen Goes Deep, From Early Trauma to Future of E Street

True Bruce: Springsteen Goes Deep, From Early Trauma to Future of E Street

Rocker opens up about his life, expanding on revelations in candid new memoir ‘Born to Run’ Enter Bruce Springsteen, whistling. He’s cradling a couple of leather jackets for a photo…

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: 10 Essential Songs

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: 10 Essential Songs

“I was scared shitless,” the late Keith Emerson told Mojo in 2001, remembering the start of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1977 tour of America — at the time, the most…

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