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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:50pm
Now Available: Alice Cooper, The Studio Albums 1969-1983
We've made a point of mentioning in the past that one of the best things about our ongoing Studio Albums collections is that their convenience. Seriously, how great is it to be able to own an extensive streak of an artist's discography in a single package? Of course, when it comes to an Alice Cooper set that includes every studio album that the man formerly known as Vincent Furnier released on Warner Brothers between 1969 and 1983, we're talking about a seriously big package…and as it seems somehow inappropriate to throw in a “that's what she said” in the middle of this piece, we're going to move on and provide you with a list of the albums that are contained within the set.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:40pm
Bob Lefsetz: Welcome To My World

"All summer long, we spent dancin' in the sand
And the jukebox kept on playin'
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

That's your image of SoCal, I know. Beach bunnies and surfboards. Endless summer sunsets.

But the truth is that's not the way it's been this summer.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Now Available: Led Zeppelin, Presence / In Through the Out Door / Coda Deluxe Editions
You knew they were coming, but now they're finally here…and by “they,” of course, we mean the last three albums in our ongoing Led Zeppelin deluxe-edition reissue program: Presence, In Through the Out Door, and Coda, all of which feature previously-unreleased companion audio. (If you need a translation, that means “stuff you've probably never heard before.”)
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.”