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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:08pm
Gig of the Week

The Replacements recently returned to the UK after a 24-year hiatus - and blew The Roundhouse away with two nights of energetic rock, passionate ballads, punk riffs, and the melodic American rock. Here is the setlist from the first night.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:45am
47 years ago today, Buffalo Springfield released their third and final album, which would be more depressing if the band’s dissolution soon thereafter hadn’t resulted in Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young getting the opportunity to spread their wings and go on to greater commercial success with Poco and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, not to mention their various solo careers.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:37am
Andy Gibb

38 years ago today, Andy Gibb hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in his career with a song which would - oddly enough - go on to hit #1 a second time a few weeks later.

Written by Andy's brother, Barry, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” was composed in Bermuda during the same visit which produced “(Love Is) Thicker than Water,” a.k.a. the second song Andy took to the top of the charts. The latter track was co-written with Andy, but in an interview included in the Tales of the Brothers Gibb box set, Andy explained that “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” was written so quickly that he didn't even have a chance to chime in.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:33pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Bill Clinton, Mall of America, Euro Disney…1992, you had me at “Bonjour.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
Rhino Factoids

47 years ago today, Gram Parsons' brief tenure as a member of The Byrds came to an abrupt conclusion when he decided to stand up for his political beliefs.

After building his reputation as a folk musician via his work with the International Submarine Band and relocating from Boston to Los Angeles with the rest of the members, Parsons found himself out of a gig when the band broke up. (Sadly, their album Safe at Home didn't see release until after they were already defunct.) As such, when Chris Hillman found himself in need of additional Byrds members after David Crosby and Michael Clarke left the band, Parsons found himself joining their ranks. That wasn't how the band's label saw him, unfortunately: contractually speaking, he was only a salaried sideman, which - according to Hillman - “was the only way we could get him to turn up.” But if you look at the credits of The Byrds' 1968 album Sweetheart of the Radio, he's credited as if he was a member, and there's no question that he had a lot to do with the overall sound of the album as well as the songs contained therein, most notably “Hickory Wind” and “One Hundred Years from Now.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:50am
Happy Anniversary: Metallica, “Enter Sandman”

24 years ago today, Metallica released the first single from their self-titled album and officially began their transformation into worldwide superstars.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:01pm
Air Sweeps

They say listening to Air makes you 100% sexier and we are inclined to agree. Amplify your wattage when you enter to win the vinyl reissues of Premiers Symptomes,The Virgin Suicides, 10,000 Hz Legend, Talkie Walkie, Pocket Symphony, and Moon Safari!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:25pm
Joy Division

It seems a bit odd to say this, given how long they’ve been defunct, but it’s true: 2015 has been a big year for Joy Division. On June 27, the band’s classic single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” celebrated its 35th anniversary, a momentous occasion which inspired us to go 180-gram crazy and do vinyl reissues of four of the band’s albums. Last month, you may recall that 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer hit the LP bins of your friendly neighborhood record store, and if you pay them a visit now, you’ll be able to find the other two albums we promised you.