2015 Mega Meta: “Direction Finder”

Here’s contest puzzle #13. Solve using the Crossword Compiler applet below, download a PDF, or use Across Lite.
The meta is the mega-meta for the 2015 contest, a classic rock hit.

Additional challenge for people who have already solved the mega-meta:

Use the blue squares in the attached JPG file to give you 12 alternate 9-Downs, read in top-to-bottom, left-to-right order. Then anagram the 12 letters to get an alternate song by the mega-meta band and the first name of one of the band members who played on that song.
Submit your answer to the meta using the form on the home page.

Direction Finder by Pete Muller