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‘Out plotting the Faces’ future': Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

‘Out plotting the Faces’ future': Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

Rod Stewart’s hope to reunite with the Faces was thwarted by illness just before their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and then by Ron Wood joining the on-going Rolling Stones reunion concert series. But the idea isn’t dead.

Honeychain – Futura (2013)

Recorded early in the year, Futura was initially intended to be a solo effort by Hillary Burton, who garnered accolades as one-half of the Southern California based Nushu, which also included Lisa Mychols. But shortly after the project was completed, Honeychain ballooned into a full-blown band

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice': Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice': Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

Since King Crimson went on an extended hiatus in 2009, Adrian Belew — both with his power trio and with the Crimson ProjeKCt — has worked to keep the group’s legacy before concert goers. That doesn’t mean he’s always faithful to the originals.

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

While much has rightly been made of the Moody Blues’ prog-defining successes around the turn of the 1970s, a newly released concert performance contextualizes later hits like this one — which in its own way broke new ground.

Forgotten series: Dragon – Body and the Beat (1984)

Forgotten series: Dragon – Body and the Beat (1984)

Few CDs scream summer to me the way most of the albums Dragon released in the 1980s do. I’d argue that no other band captured the overall atmosphere and spirit of summer in musical form the way Dragon did.

‘It makes you want to be great': Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

‘It makes you want to be great': Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

Brad Wilk, who was plucked out of Rage Against the Machine by producer Rick Rubin, has come to think of his time playing drums on the forthcoming Black Sabbath reunion project in almost mythical terms.

‘All of that is a natural cycle': Mike Love takes a long view on the Beach Boys’ ups and downs

‘All of that is a natural cycle': Mike Love takes a long view on the Beach Boys’ ups and downs

Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and the only one to have appeared in all of its many incarnations over the decades, tends to take the long view on their legacy.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Josie [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Josie [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Reelin’ In The Years [Live]“) ||| ONWARD (“Book Of Liars [Live]“) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The first of three Aja songs on Alive In America finally appears five tracks in, the brilliant yet fun party tune that caps that classic album, “Josie.”

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Bluebird” from Rockshow (1976)

Sellout crowds. Onstage marriage proposals. Grasshopper infestations. Paul McCartney’s latest world tour has been eventful, finding him presiding over a successful marriage proposal and fending off insects pelting him as he performs “Hey Jude.”

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (2011)

Let England Shake is a masterpiece, battlefield correspondence from the frontline of the human heart. Apparently, the Imperial War Museum in London agreed.