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Van Morrison to Release Lyric Book

August 8, 2014

Van Morrison has personally selected 200 pages' worth of what he feels are his most important and enduring turns of phrase for inclusion in the upcoming book, Lit Up Inside, due out October 28th. "The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as...


Kip Moore's Campfire Playlist

July 9, 2014

Brooklyn, Michigan is the spot for three days of country music and camping, as the Faster Horses Festival gallops to town July 18-20. This year's lineup is seemingly plucked straight from the CMA Awards red carpet, as it includes huge stars such as Kip...


Album Premiere: Van Morrison Packs Rarities onto 'Moondance' Reissue

October 17, 2013

Click to listen to Van Morrison's Moondance – Expanded Edition (Disc 2) Van Morrison's brilliant 1970 LP Moondance has been expanded to include a bevy of rarities, including alternate versions of songs from the album and outtakes from the...


Van Morrison to Revisit 'Moondance' With Reissue

July 17, 2013

Van Morrison will revisit once of his best-loved albums with forthcoming five-disc deluxe edition of his 1969 classic Moondance. The collection will include remastered and expanded versions of the songs, and will also feature 50 unreleased tracks,...


Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

November 26, 2009

"The incredible thing is that the people who created this music — the inventors of an entire half-century-old movement — are still around, alive and performing," Bruce Springsteen says, sitting backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden,...


Van Morrison To Perform Full "Astral Weeks" at Hollywood Bowl

October 2, 2008

Van Morrison will perform the entirety of his 1967 masterpiece Astral Weeks during a run of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl this November. Morrison will perform at the famed Los Angeles venue November 7, 8 and 9. Many of the musicians who performed on...


Gov't Mule Do More Voodoo

May 12, 2005

Warren Haynes just doesn't know when to stop. When he's not touring with his own band, Gov't Mule, he's with the Allman Brothers. And when he's not with the Allman Brothers, he's with the Dead. A member of all those bands, Haynes still manages to find...


Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell: Bash of the Titans

July 9, 1998

On the closing night of his tour with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan stood onstage at Anaheim's Arrowhead Pond arena, moments before his fifty-seventh birthday. The houselights were up, and Dylan was rollicking his way through "Rainy Day Women...


The British Invasion: From the Beatles to the Stones, The Sixties Belonged to Britain

July 14, 1988

Early in 1964, Life magazine put it like this: "In [1776] England lost her American colonies. Last week the Beatles took them back." It was a sweet surrender, as millions of kids (and not a few adults) succumbed to the sound of guitar-wielding, mop-topped...


Bob Dylan: The Rolling Stone Interview, Part II

November 16, 1978

On the evening of September 15th, the Boston Red Sox were in New York City trying to get back into first place. In New Orleans, just before Muhammad Ali made his comeback, TV commentator Howard Cosell introduced the fighter by quoting from the song "Forever...


5 Extremely Rare Records

March 28, 2014

This week, the Wu-Tang Clan announced that they had a completed a 31-track double album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. But instead of releasing it through conventional means, they plan to make a single copy and tour it around the world...


Van Morrison Revisits 'Into the Mystic'

September 5, 2013

Click to listen to Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic (Unrelased Version)" Van Morrison had already landed a huge hit with "Brown Eyed Girl" when his third solo album Moondance was released, but the 1970 LP helped solidify Morrison's stature as a big-time...


Pub-Crawl Playlist

March 17, 2011

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let us raise a dirty glass to the spirit of Irish music, wherever in the world it shows up. And like the Irish people themselves, Irish music shows up everywhere, usually a few moments after the bottles get opened. There's...


Van Morrison Rediscovers "Astral Weeks" in "To Be Born Again" Doc

August 17, 2009

What started as a few shows to revisit Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks — an album he'd never previously performed live — has blossomed into a much larger celebration of the LP. First, Morrison turned a November 2008 performance in...


SXSW: R.E.M Step on the Gas, Van Morrison Keeps It Simple

March 13, 2008

In an interview earlier this year, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck promised me that the band would try to play every song from their new studio album in concert. They did better than try, in their headlining set at Stubb's BBQ on the opening night of SXSW....


Bob Dylan Covers George Harrison

December 12, 2002

In just two November shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Bob Dylan played thirty different songs. It was the closer, though, that die-hard fans will be talking about for ages. "He was such a good buddy of mine," Dylan said before a heartbreaking...


Live Review: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison

May 26, 1998

"Getting up and singing songs that you sang 30 years ago during what you thought was a revolution is kind of pathetic. I don't like old people on a rock & roll stage, I think they look pathetic. Me included." -- Grace Slick, 1997 Hey Grace, tell...


Van Morrison, the Poet

November 30, 1978

In a 1971 review of the album 'His Band and the Street Choir,' Jon Landau called Van Morrison "one of the few originals left in rock." From the days of his classic recordings with Them ("Gloria?" "Baby, Please Don't Go," "Here Comes the Night," "Mystic...