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Steely Dan Sunday, “Darkling Down” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Darkling Down” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Somebody’s Saturday Night”) ||| ONWARD (“God’s Eye View”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I recall hearing an interview with Al Stewart of “Time Passages” fame who mentioned that the reason his songs are so lyrically lush (i.e. wordy) is because he believes it’s better to write songs with verses composed of many words and using wordsRead More

‘I can’t count on him’: David Crosby says Crosby Stills Nash and Young may, or may not, happen again

‘I can’t count on him’: David Crosby says Crosby Stills Nash and Young may, or may not, happen again

David Crosby isn’t counting on — or counting out — another formation as Crosby Stills Nash and Young. It all depends, as usual, on what happens with the unpredictable Neil Young.

The Initiative – CD Launch (2014)

The Initiative – CD Launch (2014)

Ah, modern day miracles. Thanks to DVDs we can now experience the next best thing to being there. And in this instance that refers to the Initiative’s CD launch party of their self-titled debut disc, which was held Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Estonian House in West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.

‘Very, very hard to top’: Bruce Springsteen on capturing the E Street Band’s concert energy in the studio

‘Very, very hard to top’: Bruce Springsteen on capturing the E Street Band’s concert energy in the studio

Bruce Springsteen admits that capturing the energy and focus of concert staples like “Ghost of Tom Joad” and “American Skin” on his recent High Hopes album was difficult.

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

What with the semi-permanent scowl that’s plastered on Don Henley’s face these days (ask Frank Ocean! Or better yet, ask Okkervil River!), it’s easy to forget just how resonant his voice can be. “These Days,” a track written by a teenaged Jackson Browne and featured on a forthcoming double-album tribute to the singer-songwriter called Looking Into You, provides a strikingRead More

‘They are all there with me’: Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

‘They are all there with me’: Yoko Ono’s unique philosophy eases pain of living without John Lennon

Yoko Ono still lives in the same building where her husband John Lennon was gunned down by a crazed fan in 1980. In the same apartment they shared. For that matter, in the same space where she raised her son Sean before he grew up and moved away.

‘Only one way for us to go’: A fateful decision propelled Hall and Oates’ unlikely resurgence

‘Only one way for us to go’: A fateful decision propelled Hall and Oates’ unlikely resurgence

Did stepping away at the turn of the 1990s actually ensure Hall and Oates’ more recent revival — up to and including their induction later this spring in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? John Oates thinks so.

One Track Mind: Metallica, “Lords of Summer” (2014)

One Track Mind: Metallica, “Lords of Summer” (2014)

For the past nearly 25 years, there’s been no more polarizing band in metal, or perhaps all of rock, than Metallica. Since the release of that monstrous self-titled album in 1991, fans have been thrown into three different camps.

Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr: ‘It’s just me and him’

Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr: ‘It’s just me and him’

Steve Lukather says he gained an even deeper appreciation for Ringo Starr’s easy-going brilliance at the drums while collaborating on a new song for the former Beatles’ upcoming solo album. Impishly titled “You Bring the Party Down,” it’s part of an as-yet unnamed followup to Starr’s Ringo 2012.

‘Very close to a settlement over the whole debacle’: Geoff Tate updates the case of Queensryche vs. Queensryche

‘Very close to a settlement over the whole debacle’: Geoff Tate updates the case of Queensryche vs. Queensryche

Geoff Tate says the argument over who is, and who isn’t, Queensryche is nearing its legal conclusion — and that, “at some point,” he’d like to resume a friendship with his former bandmates.

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