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‘I’m the stick in the mud': Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

‘I’m the stick in the mud': Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

As Frank “Poncho” Sampedro recovers from a hand injury that nixed the remaining European dates on Crazy Horse’s on-going tour with Neil Young, don’t expect him to start entertaining thoughts of a separate project.

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! Reviews’ own Kit O’Toole once again brings you all the latest from this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago, highlighted by her appearance in a pair of interesting panel discussions.

Will Lee – Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions (2013)

Will Lee is probably best known as the bassist in the CBS Orchestra, which has supplied music and comedy for the Late Show with David Letterman for a long time now.

One Track Mind: Adrian Belew, Greg Lake, Tony Levin and John Wetton remember King Crimson

One Track Mind: Adrian Belew, Greg Lake, Tony Levin and John Wetton remember King Crimson

As a sweeping reissue of King Crimson’s Red looms, we returned to that classic trio-era recording, along with the group’s seminal proto-prog debut, its early 1980s comeback and a pair of deeply intriguing 1990s recordings.

‘I perform and record these basic ideas myself': Steve Howe to release home demos of Yes, Asia songs

‘I perform and record these basic ideas myself': Steve Howe to release home demos of Yes, Asia songs

Steve Howe is releasing early demos of songs from both Yes’ Fly from Here and Asia’s XXX projects. Homebrew 5 continues a series of home recordings the guitarist began releasing in 1996.

Deep Beatles: “Hey Bulldog” from Yellow Submarine (1968)

Years after the Beatles recorded the Yellow Submarine track “Hey Bulldog,” John Lennon casually described the song as “a good sounding record that means nothing.”

Journey’s Jonathan Cain might sit in with his former band, the newly reunited Babys

Journey’s Jonathan Cain might sit in with his former band, the newly reunited Babys

The Babys are continuing without former breakout stars John Waite and Jonathan Cain, both later members of Bad English. But they’ve received an unfettered endorsement from Waite, and Cain has been active behind the scenes.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Long Black Veil” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

Stumbled upon during the sessions for Music from Big Pink, Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil” featured a darkly gothic storyline that meshed so well you’d never know it was a cover song.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival (2013)

The summer music festival season is rapidly coming to a close, but those not wanting to brave iffy weather should head to select movie theaters on August 13, 2013. Nearly 500 cinemas will showcase Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

On Second Thought: Elton John – Rock Of The Westies (1975)

There was no bigger rock star on earth during the first half of the 1970s than Elton John. A fleet of hit singles and a series of remarkable albums saw the singer and piano player extraordinaire combining the rare luxury of creative freedom