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One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

Anyone with lingering concerns about the ability to rock of one Deep Purple — led by a trio in Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan who’ve been with the group since the late 1960s — is directed to this bonus track from their newly released Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition.

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

Brian May talks about a cache of unreleased Queen tracks that he discovered — and what it’s been like hearing the group, then still a four piece, working at the peak of its powers.

On Second Thought: The Waistcoats – We Are The Doctors (2011)

This 2011 offering from Netherland’s Waistcoats was a full-on Who-influenced rock opera, at least for half of the album, giving an obvious nod Tommy. Flip the record over to the b-side, and it was a whole other deal, however.

‘I never laughed as much in my life!’: Jon Anderson on Yes’ inspirational role in Spinal Tap

During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.

‘We did not expect this’: Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

Styx, Foreigner and the Eagles’ Don Felder didn’t just announce a blockbuster summer tour this week. They’ve also recorded a new collaborative version of “Hotel California,” and they’re thrilled with the results.

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

Cream legend Jack Bruce’s first solo album in a decade finds him collaborating with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music/Pink Floyd fame, the Scorpions’ Uli Jon Roth, Robin Trower, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Steam a sample of “Fields of Forever” here!

‘Wanted to keep that good feeling going’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham announce post-Black Country Communion group

‘Wanted to keep that good feeling going’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham announce post-Black Country Communion group

Glenn Hughes will once again by working with drummer Jason Bonham in a just-announced post-Black Country Communion band called California Breed. The trio is rounded out by Andrew Watt

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970)

An album that underscored their growing individualization ends with one last blazing reminder of the way the Band’s voices once intertwined, the way their music provided a transportive solace, the way they once were — and sadly, of course, rarely were again.

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Geoff Downes better be wearing comfortable shoes, because he’s going to be on the run in 2014. The busy keyboardist just finished a new album with Asia, and is in sessions for another with Yes

‘No reunion plans’: Journey’s management forcefully denies Steve Perry rumors

‘No reunion plans’: Journey’s management forcefully denies Steve Perry rumors

Journey’s management is pushing back on the impression that a reunion with Steve Perry is in the works, days after quotes from their former frontman sparked a series of overhyped headlines.