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The Satisfaction Index: Covers of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

The Satisfaction Index: Covers of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Six generations of musicians cover the Rolling Stones’ zeitgeist-capturing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. Some are good. Some bad. Some just have fun with it.

Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Still Won’t Burn

Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Still Won’t Burn

It’s been 25 years since her debut album made a big splash in the blues rock scene, and Susan Tedeschi’s fire is burning as bright as ever.

The Black Crowes’ 1992 Album Is Remastered

The Black Crowes’ 1992 Album Is Remastered

The 30-year legacy of the Black Crowes’ 1992 LP persists in the strength of its songs, played with all the furious energy that makes for captivating rock music.

Hot Tuna Electrify the Fillmore for the Final Time

Hot Tuna Electrify the Fillmore for the Final Time

Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady continue to age like fine spirits with their masterful skills as pioneering rock tone scientists.

The Rolling Stones Age Gracefully on ‘Hackney Diamonds’

The Rolling Stones Age Gracefully on ‘Hackney Diamonds’

The Rolling Stones’ Hackney Diamonds sounds like a great band making a good record well past the point we thought it possible.

Traffic’s Free-Flowing British Soul Masterpiece at 55

Traffic’s Free-Flowing British Soul Masterpiece at 55

No British album better synthesized the warmth, energy, and funkiness of New Orleans R&B, Southern soul, and rock better than Traffic’s 1968 self-titled LP.

Paul Rodgers’ New LP Marks Return of One of Rock’s Best Voices

Paul Rodgers’ New LP Marks Return of One of Rock’s Best Voices

Paul Rodgers’ voice hasn’t diminished over the decades and remains as expressive and powerful as ever, even though Midnight Rose doesn’t match his best.

Jim Morrison’s Spoken-Word Effect

Jim Morrison’s Spoken-Word Effect

Jim Morrison, a startlingly seductive figure, was at once impish and grandiose, the sly trickster enemy of all the straight moralists and self-righteous prigs, a confident voice ready to be summoned to your side of the argument.

Nils Lofgren Is Still Grinning on ‘Mountains’

Nils Lofgren Is Still Grinning on ‘Mountains’

Nils Lofgren never fails to deliver albums filled with glorious guitar playing, heartfelt songs, and a soulful look at the human condition.

How Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks Became the New Age “White Witch”

How Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks Became the New Age “White Witch”

The idea of Stevie Nicks as Fleetwood Mac’s “white witch” is particularly poignant as the second wave of feminism rolled into the ’70s.

The Doors’ Well-Told Story Still Contains a Lot of History and Mystery

The Doors’ Well-Told Story Still Contains a Lot of History and Mystery

In the shadow of the “Happy Together” decade, Bob Batchelor’s the Doors’ biography Roadhouse Blues explores the dark and gloomy side of Jim Morrison and the band.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ ‘What If I’ Is a Mixed Bag

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ ‘What If I’ Is a Mixed Bag

Two years after The Future, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats offer up an EP of leftovers that leave listeners wanting more.