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‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

Maybe physical issues were part of Black Sabbath’s failure to reunite without Bill Ward. The band’s original drummer has undergone right-shoulder repair surgery, a procedure that was complicated by a perforated diverticulitis issue.

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

The surprise isn’t that Andy Summers — the Police’s guitar-playing lyrical heart — is back with a rock band. It’s only: What took him so long?

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

Being the only member to have appeared in every different permutation of the Moody Blues, drummer Graeme Edge has seen it all — including snub after snub after snub by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’ve been eligible, after all, since 1989.

Eric Carmen, Andrew Gold, others – Warmth of the Sun: Songs Inspired by the Beach Boys (2000)

Eric Carmen, Andrew Gold, others – Warmth of the Sun: Songs Inspired by the Beach Boys (2000)

Although countless Beach Boys tribute albums are available, The Warmth Of The Sun was not your typical homage.

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

As the long period of celebrations in honor of the Beatles’ stateside arrival 50 years ago wrapped on this week, we’d seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison. But where was Julian Lennon?

‘I am distraught over having to postpone’: Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer nixes U.S. tour

Jeremy Spencer had hoped to mount his first major U.S. tour since his glory days as a co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, but it wasn’t to be. Spencer has cancelled, citing illness.

‘It’s a real d**k move, man’: Okkervil River says Don Henley demanded cover song be taken down

Okkervil River should have paid closer attention to the saga between the Eagles’ Don Henley and Frank Ocean a few years ago.

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

Warren Haynes learned a lot about one of his fellow performers at Love for Levon, the concert celebration of the life and music of the Band’s Levon Helm.

Pixies – EP1 (2013)

The Pixies’ EP1 came out in September of 2013 but I was late in listening to it — just as I was late to listening to the Pixies. My first encounter with the band was during their reunion tour stop at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, 2005.

After Deep Purple tour, Steve Morse to focus on Flying Colors: ‘We’re working on it’

Deep Purple’s tour behind the well-received What Now?! continues into April through Europe, but thereafter look for new music from guitarist Steve Morse’s other band, Flying Colors.