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‘His legacy lives on’: Former Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle

‘His legacy lives on’: Former Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle

Fergie Frederiksen, who fronted Toto for 1984’s Isolation and rebounded despite a cancer diagnosis to release two recent albums, has died

Beasto Blanco – Live Fast, Die Loud (2013)

It doesn’t matter how many records I listen to in a year, I always seem to miss a few good ones. Live Fast, Die Loud is one of those that I didn’t get to in 2013.

One Track Mind: The Outsiders, “The Guy With The Long Liverpool Hair” (1964)

Claiming absolutely no kinship to the Outsiders from Cleveland, Ohio, who raced to the top of the charts in 1966 with the horn-rocking “Time Won’t Let Me,” these boys called Brooklyn, New York home

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Though it’s long been forgotten now, there was a CD-ROM component planned for Chicago’s shelved Stone of Sisyphus recording in the early 1990s — and it’s now surfaced online. Stream it here!

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

Arnel Pineda has recorded two albums of original music with Journey, dating back to 2008’s Revelation. Still, the bulk of the band’s legacy — and his performances — are rooted in the Steve Perry era.

The Friday Morning Listen: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

In the approximately 40 years since I bought my first long-playing vinyl record-type album thing, a whole lot has changed about the way the average person consumes music. This is pretty obvious stuff.

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, discussing her turbulent relationship inside and outside of Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey Buckingham, says: “We’re getting along probably better than we ever have.” There’s a reason for that.

Stick Men – Power Play (2014)

Stick Men – Power Play (2014)

Stick Men’s first-ever concert album finds King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and Co. in their element. No matter the praise heaped upon their latest, and arguably best, studio effort, this is band — like Crimson — best heard live.

Hackamore Brick – From There To Almost Here (2014)

Now revered as a cult band, Hackamore Brick began life on encouraging footing when their debut album One Kiss Leads To Another, released late in 1970, gathered glowing reports from music journalists.