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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:38pm
Happy Birthday: Jim Morrison
Today, we honor Jim Morrison. One can’t help but contemplate what poems he might’ve written in the intervening years since his death in 1971, or what songs he might’ve sung, either with The Doors or on his own. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve pulled together six Doors covers – all of them different from the ones we posted for John Densmore’s birthday, just so you know – and while there’s a decent chance that you’ve heard all of them, we’ re keeping our fingers crossed that we might’ve surprised you at least once with a pick.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:21pm
Hotel California

40 years ago today, the Eagles released the album that arguably defined their entire career while also sending a significant percentage of the pre-internet world into fits as they tried to figure out exactly what the hell “colitas” were.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:58pm
Happy 45th: Eddie Harris, INSTANT DEATH

45 years ago today, Eddie Harris recorded the album which would ultimately come to be called INSTANT DEATH.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:14pm
Happy Birthday: Tom Waits

Although his voice would sometimes have you believe that he’s two or three times older, Tom Waits turns 67 years old today. He’s not an artist whose level of critical acclaim – which is profound – comes anywhere close to paralleling his commercial success, but he’s written plenty of songs which have been covered by other artists, many of whom have indeed found themselves rising relatively high in the charts with their take on one of Waits’ compositions. The most obvious example, of course, is Rod Stewart’s success with “Downtown Train,” but there are a number of others who’ve done quite well with Waits’ songs.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:16pm
Doing a 180: Madonna, AMERICAN LIFE / MUSIC

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You’re welcome.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:59pm
Single Stories: “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”
We’re kicking off another new Rhino.com feature today, one with a title that probably telegraphs exactly what it’s all about, but just to confirm what you may already have worked out, Single Stories is designed to tell the story behind certain singles.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:01pm
JJ Cale

We’re kicking off a new feature on Rhino.com, one where we explore the artists who have been influenced by other artists, and since today would’ve been J.J. Cale’s 78th birthday, it seems only appropriate to begin by spotlighting Mr. Cale and arguably the most famous of the musicians to have been influenced by his work: Eric Clapton.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 2:11pm
This Day In
29 years ago today, The Jesus and Mary Chain took a pass on a chance at gaining a slightly larger American fanbase because they refused to concede to a demand by CBS.