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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 2:06pm
This Day In

47 years ago this summer, Neil Young joined forces with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, adding a letter to an already-familiar acronym and, for whatever tension it might’ve brought to the existing trio on occasion, resulted in some of the greatest music of the rock era.

As a result of his membership in Buffalo Springfield, Young and Stills were certainly intimately acquainted, and in a very real sense, it was Stills who was responsible for Young’s introduction into the collaboration. Not just because of the fact that he already knew Young, but also because it was his work on Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s debut album in the studio, most of which he did by himself, that left the band in need of some assistance to reproduce the material live.

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:56pm

If you’re a big Air fan – and by the capitalization of the word, hopefully you’ll realize that we mean the French musical duo consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, as opposed to, say, the stuff you need to breathe – then you probably recall how we released TWENTYYEARS, their first-ever anthology, on June 10. If so, then you’ll probably also recall that when we issued the set digitally, on 2 CDs, and on 2 LPs, we teased about how we had something very special coming out on July 22: a limited-edition, numbered Super Deluxe Edition of the set, one which would feature 2 CDs, 2 LPs, and a bonus CD featuring remixes that Air had done for other artists.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:10pm
Led Zeppelin

Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page With Previously Unreleased Recordings

CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available September 16

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:49pm

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then the hearts of Ronnie James Dio’s fans have surely been beating our of their chests since 2010, when the man who once fronted Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath came to the end of a valiant battle and succumbed to stomach cancer.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:29pm

For several years now, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have vowed that they’d be bringing back their comedically alcoholic characters Edina and Patsy for a full-length Absolutely Fabulous feature film, but as time passed, fans of the Britcom began to wonder if it was ever going to happen. At last, however, the wait is over: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now in theaters, and – appropriately enough – its soundtrack is also now available digitally.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:22pm
Producer Notes

Today would’ve been Kim Fowley’s 77th birthday, which is why we honor him with a Producers Notes piece, but Fowley was about so much more than mere production that it’s hard to comfortably confine him – or this piece – into just one category of musical accomplishment.

He was born in Los Angeles and died in Hollywood, but Fowley’s legacy was felt around the world, and it was in no way limited to just one genre, as you can tell from this quick list of some of the songs he was a part of:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:06pm
Black Sabbath

45 years ago today, Black Sabbath released their third studio album, setting into motion a genre of music described variously as doom metal, sludge metal, and stoner rock, but try to move past that and just enjoy Master of Reality for what it is: a true heavy metal classic.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:35pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Let’s get mellow with Bread & America everybody!