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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
38 years ago today, the defining album of Fleetwood Mac's '70s output - and if we're to be honest, one of the defining albums of the '70s, period - found its way to the top of the Billboard Top 200.

Released on February 4, 1977, Rumours is one of those albums that's become so ingrained in the public consciousness that a cursory spin of just about any of the record's 12 tracks would result in the average person between the ages of 40 and 60 (and quite a few others on either end of that spectrum) saying, “Oh, I know that song.”

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Emmylou Harris
Turning 68 today is one of the greatest female country singers to emerge during the 1970s, although anyone who thinks that her musical skill set is strictly limited to country hasn't been paying nearly enough attention to Emmylou Harris.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:58am
Dr. Rhino's Picks

This week’s Picks are culled from 1974, otherwise known as the year that music achieved perfection.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Gig of the Week

New Order took to the stage at London's iconic Brixton Academy on April 4th, 1987 as part of the International AIDS day fundraising season and released the performance on VHS (remember them?!) 2 years later. Enjoy the setlist from that evening with us here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Now Available: The Grateful Dead, The Best of The Grateful Dead
This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead, which is a significant milestone by anyone's reckoning, so it seems like the perfect time to issue a new best-of collection, wouldn't you say?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00am
Now Available: Ornette Coleman, Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings
If you're ever playing Word Association with a jazz fan and you say “saxophonist,” don't be surprised if the immediate response is “Ornette Coleman.” Not that there aren't plenty of other jazz men who play the sax, but Coleman is definitely among the most well-respected and…oh, we'll just say it: he's one of the best. As such, we weren't exactly surprised when we - or, more specifically, Rhino Handmade - released Coleman's Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings and promptly watched the limited-edition set go out of print.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00am
Van Halen

Since the very beginning of Van Halen's career, the only incarnation of the band to have released a live album is the one with Sammy Hagar standing front and center, and while Live: Right Here, Right Now certainly has its fans, it's always been a bit of a bummer that no similar audio document was ever (officially) released with David Lee Roth on vocals. As of today, however, that wrong has officially been righted, thanks to the release of the two-CD / four-LP set, Tokyo Dome: Live in Concert.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:00am
Aquarium Drunkard Presents

This week's entry rounds up twenty favorites from Roy Ayers -- Jazz-funk pioneer, vibraphonist and soulman. The set kicks off with the first Ayers track I came in contact with, "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby" culled from the Roy Ayers Ubiquity album, He's Coming from 1972. All propers to Digable Planets for the turn on - the group sampled the cut on their track "Borough Check" off their sophomore album, Blowout Comb (1994). Nineteen tracks later we close out with "2000 Blacks Go To Be Free" found on Ayers collaboration with Fela Kuti, Fela & Roy Ayers. Get to know this legend. Vibes for life.