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‘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.

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

“Sweet Tea,” the just-released lead track from Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham’s self-titled California Breed debut, makes clear that 23-year-old guitarist Andrew Watt is no Joe Bonamassa. There’s not a whiff of the blues-rock underpinnings from their time with Black Country Communion.

Something Else! sneak peek: Brent Johnson, “Don’t Make A Sound” (2014)

New Orleans blues-rock guitarist Brent Johnson is posied to release his debut album, and you can say he’s paid his dues.

Something Else! sneak peek: White Wizzard, “Marathon of Dreams” (2014)

It’s an old, familiar tale for these guys now, as another implosion last summer left the once-promising traditional metal outfit White Wizzard reeling again. The band split in ugly fashion with latest singer Michael Joseph, as accusations flew back and forth between the camps.

‘Preferential treatment towards artists they like’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley keeps up Hall of Fame argument

‘Preferential treatment towards artists they like’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley keeps up Hall of Fame argument

Paul Stanley isn’t letting the Hall of Fame get the last word. Joel Peresman has asserted that the hall limited Kiss’ induction honorees to the band’s original lineup because successive members simply took up earlier personas — comments Stanley now says are “nonsense” and “half truths.”

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