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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:23pm
In case you’ve seen the title of this post and you’ve found yourself pondering a particular possibility, allow us to confirm your theory: yes, we are moving forward with the premise that you can never have too much Jethro Tull…and to further prove it, we’re releasing the 180-gram vinyl edition of Thick as a Brick this week!
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:30pm
Happy Birthday: Ian Paice of Deep Purple
Turning 67 years old today: the only member of Deep Purple to have remained within the band's ranks since the very beginning…and given how many members have passed through Deep Purple over the years, that's a major testament to the man's dedication to the band he helped found way back in 1968.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:53am
R.I.P. Chris Squire
The phrase “end of an era” is often tossed about regarding the deaths of certain individuals, but there is little question that it’s a valid description when referring to Chris Squire, who died yesterday at the age of 67 due to complications from acute erythroid leukemia, taking with him the accomplishment of having been the only member of Yes to have played on every single album released by the band.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:04am
Bob Lefsetz: Welcome To My World

1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"

The Byrds

Folk rock. A new sound with the old melody and lyrics of folk married to rock guitars, a hybrid that snuck up on the Brits and caught them unawares. You've got no idea what a revelation it was to hear this sound on the radio, just ask Tom Petty! Of course the song was written by Bob Dylan, but at this point most people did not know this, even though they were aware of his previously most famous composition, "Blowin' In The Wind," albeit done by Peter, Paul & Mary. But that would change soon, with the release of the iconic "Like A Rolling Stone" shortly thereafter. Dylan was suddenly front and center, both entrancing and alienating people simultaneously. Ironically, so many who hated the bard from Hibbing's voice LOVED this!

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:30am
Rhino Factoids

46 years ago today, Joni Mitchell and Mary Travers – you know, the Mary who was regularly seen with guys named Peter and Paul? – joined Mama Cass, famed member of the Mamas and the Papas, for her ABC special, The Mama Cass Television Program.

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Pet Shop Boys

26 years ago today, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – known collectively as Pet Shop Boys - released a cover of a song by Sterling Void and Paris Brightledge as their final single of the 1980s.

How Pet Shop Boys came to cover “It's Alright” is an easy enough mystery to solve: Neil and Chris heard it, dug it, and decided that they wanted to tackle it themselves. The original version was more of a cult classic than a proper hit (it certainly never charted in the US), making it easy enough for Pet Shop Boys to make the song their own, but they had a great deal of hope from producer Trevor Horn, who not only shaped the album version but also helped transform the original 9:26 version of the track into a version more manageable for radio.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:28pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

1973...Brando, Watergate, the Oakland A’s…and, boy howdy were the tunes good!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:20pm
Gig of the Week

Elvis Costello played an extensive tour in 1991 having released his 13th studio album 'Mighty Like A Rose' earlier the same year, and for the second week running our Gig of the Week playlist is from Australia, this time the National Tennis Park in Melbourne - where he concluded his live dates for the year. To find out what was on the setlist that night, listen now.