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‘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.

‘It means beautiful in Germany’: Journey’s Neal Schon unravels the mystery of his new umlauts

‘It means beautiful in Germany’: Journey’s Neal Schon unravels the mystery of his new umlauts

Longtime fans have noted that Journey legend Neal Schon has something in common these days with Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Mötley Crüe: The umlaut. He’s explaining why now.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey with Wilko Johnson, “I Keep It To Myself” (2014): One Track Mind

The Who’s Roger Daltrey with Wilko Johnson, “I Keep It To Myself” (2014): One Track Mind

Roger Daltrey is reborn inside this shuffling groove, as Wilko Johnson’s “I Keep It To Myself” transports the longtime Who frontman to a different era.

The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972): Across the Great Divide

“Get Up Jake” initially got left off 1969’s ‘The Band,’ apparently because it sounded too much of a piece.

One Track Mind: John Frusciante, “Scratch” from Enclosure (2014)

If “Scratch” is any indication, and the guitarist is already saying it is, John Frusciante’s forthcoming studio project will represent a furiously inventive encapsulation of everything he’s has done so far

Joe Mandica – A Thousand Miles (2007): On Second Thought

Joe Mandica – A Thousand Miles (2007): On Second Thought

Although A Thousand Miles is Joe Mandica’s first solo effort, the Melbourne, Australia-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has been around the block countless times.

‘I’m not going to crawl into a corner’: Van Halen snub hasn’t slowed ever-optimistic Michael Anthony

‘I’m not going to crawl into a corner’: Van Halen snub hasn’t slowed ever-optimistic Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony’s transition out of his decades-long tenure in Van Halen was smoothed by the presence of bandmate Sammy Hagar in a new group. Turns out, even with Chickenfoot’s subsequent successes, the two still take time to remember the greatness that came before.

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