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‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave': Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave': Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson’s just-completed summer U.S. tour featured complete readings of Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick, and his solo sequel Thick As a Brick 2. Not that a few people didn’t yell out requests anyway.

Sneak peek: Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, “Agony” from Impermanent Resonance (2013)

Interesting, very interesting. James LaBrie has never really shied away from doing something that’s outside the progressive metal framework of Dream Theater on his solo albums

One Track Mind: Peter Banks, Sonja Kristina + Billy Sherwood, “Winter Time” from Fly Like an Eagle (2013)

One Track Mind: Peter Banks, Sonja Kristina + Billy Sherwood, “Winter Time” from Fly Like an Eagle (2013)

In yet another guest-packed project, the Billy Sherwood-produced Steve Miller tribute Fly Like an Eagle finds a special resonance with the inclusion of more final music from Peter Banks.

One Track Mind: John Waite on “Missing You,” “Mr. Wonderful,” “When I See You Smile,” others

One Track Mind: John Waite on “Missing You,” “Mr. Wonderful,” “When I See You Smile,” others

Turns out, one of John Waite’s best-known songs was recorded simply as a favor, while another was made up largely on the spot — complete with an overt reference to his time in the Babys.

Felsen – I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore (2013)

Stationed in Oakland, California, Felsen plays the kind of music that’s easy to groove to as well as to kick back to and absorb the poetic content.

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

John Waite’s scorching just-released concert souvenir Live: All Access gives us a chance to talk about past successes — from the Babys and Bad English to his newest studio effort, the aptly named Rough and Tumble

‘I was starting from square one': Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

‘I was starting from square one': Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

When the Monkees initially began recording, sessions musicians filled in for the neophyte Micky Dolenz at the drums. When he decided to learn to play himself, things became even more difficult.

Almost Hits: Neil Young, “Old Man” (1972)

Almost Hits: Neil Young, “Old Man” (1972)

It seems that no matter where you go, if you have a handful of musicians in the crowd, you can always strike up a conversation about Neil Young. Heck, you don’t even need musicians

On Second Thought: Suicidal Tendencies – The Art of Rebellion (1992)

I often imagine myself in the 1990s as crawling through a musical desert and finding the occasional oasis. It is, I think, my least favorite musical decade.

Movies: Springsteen & I (2013)

The relationship between an artist of any kind and his or her fans is compelling stuff and, thanks to the Internet, things may well be at a fever pitch. The new documentary Springsteen & I displays this relationship with what is effectively a scrapbook of footage