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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:21am

It’s that time again: there’s a new release from a-ha.

Given how hugely successful the Norwegian trio remains around the world, it’s always a little amusing to think about how many Americans still view them as only having a couple of hits. In fact, the band just celebrated their 30th anniversary last year, releasing a new album, Cast in Steel, their 10th full-length studio effort to date.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:29pm
It’s a rare band that can successfully escape the tag of “new wave” to become full-fledged rock legends, but such is the case with The Cars, who hit the Top 40 in 1978 with their now-iconic single “Just What I Needed” and would do so a dozen more times before calling it quits in 1988.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 1:42pm
Ornette Coleman would’ve been 86 today, and he’s particularly missed this year because it’s the first time we’ve had to celebrate the day without him. When Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015, there was an outpouring from his fans, many of whom – as you might reasonably expect – were fellow musicians, about how much he meant to them both as a musician and as a person. Below you’ll see remarks from five of those folks, and you can tell that each remark, no matter how long or short it may be, is filled with love of the man and his music.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:21pm
Fleetwood Mac fans had their minds blown in late 2015 – or at least that’s the reaction we were going for, anyway – when Rhino reissued Tusk in a deluxe edition digitally and on CD that included 22 previously-unreleased live tracks from the band’s 1979-80 tour. For those who didn’t want to buy their umpteenth copy of Tusk, not even for nearly two dozen heretofore-unavailable concert performances, it was also a very frustrating release, especially when those folks were additionally annoyed by the fact that the material wasn’t available on vinyl.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:31pm

Last month, Phil Collins began the process of giving his fans a gift that’s been 35 years in the making: the deluxe reissuing and remastering of his back catalog of solo albums. Inevitably, the first round of reissues kicked off with the album that’s hitting the big 3-5 this year, 1981’s Face Value, but it was released simultaneously with one of Collins’ more underrated efforts, 1993’s Both Sides.

Today, round two begins, and the offerings will be just as exciting for fans as the first bunch proved to be.