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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…

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.…

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…

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