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Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Far more interesting than punk, far more satirical than they ever were political, far more important than their relatively brief time on top would ever indicate, the Clash richly deserved just this kind of exploration.

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

Toto’s 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland is the story of family — and, like most of them, that includes arrivals and departures, good times and and bad, anecdotes you’ve heard a million times mixed with those only shared with the deepest confidants.

One Track Mind: Nocturne Blue with Markus Reuter, “Circle Around the Synthetic Sun: Intro” (2014)

Markus Reuter, on a break from work with the Stick Men and the Crimson ProjeKCt, has added some dreamscape U8 Touch Guitar imagery to a new project by Dutch Rall, appropriately dubbed Nocturne Blue.

‘There’s the guy!’: Bruce Springsteen on his chance meeting with fan from Springsteen and I

‘There’s the guy!’: Bruce Springsteen on his chance meeting with fan from Springsteen and I

For Bruce Springsteen, the recent documentary Springsteen and I offered an opportunity to glimpse inside the world of some of his most ardent followers. And, in at least one instance, to meet a surprised fan who was featured in the film.

Little Feat – Live in Holland (2014)

We’ve heard Little Feat live, of course. Grooved along on 1978′s Waiting for Columbus, and let it all hang down with the Rockpalast Live set recorded during the same 1977 jaunt. But neither captured the long-gone Lowell George at the peak of his powers

‘It could be soon’: More details emerging about new music from Journey’s Steve Perry

‘It could be soon’: More details emerging about new music from Journey’s Steve Perry

Steve Perry is talking more about new music, his first since the 1996 Journey reunion project Trail by Fire. The recently unretired frontman is working with a well-known film composer on a track he says is “very inspirational.”

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “Show Yourself” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “Show Yourself” (2014)

Tired of waiting on Peter Gabriel’s first new album of material since 2002′s Up? Here’s a chance to sample a brand-new song from the brand-new solo Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

‘That went along with budget saving’: Steve Cropper on lost scenes from The Blues Brothers

‘That went along with budget saving’: Steve Cropper on lost scenes from The Blues Brothers

For all of the fame the Blues Brothers franchise belatedly afforded Steve Cropper, he says the original 1980 film actually had several scenes cut that would have showcased Cropper and his pipe-smoking, bass-playing bandmate in Booker T. and the MGs, Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Queen’s Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux (2014)

Queen’s Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux (2014)

Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of several Queen songs. The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux isn’t another reiteration of the band’s legend from Brian May. Instead, the addition of singer Kerry Ellis takes those songs — as well as a well-judged collection of offbeat companion pieces — in entirely new directions.

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs brought a tractor-trailer’s worth of hits — both as solo artists and with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, respectively — to this setlist. More important, however, was their simpatico sense of musical camaraderie.