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‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done': Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done': Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

He’s had the idea for decades. Finally, technology has caught up.

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet': Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet': Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

Through Bob Ezrin uses words like “magical,” “illuminating” and “life altering” to describe his three-album run as producer with Pink Floyd, working with Roger Waters on The Wall was best described as “challenging.”

One Track Mind: The Beefeaters, “Don’t Hurt Me / Change My Mind” (1966)

Not to be confused with the Beefeaters who released a solitary single (“Please Let Me Love You/Don’t Be Long”) for the Elektra label in 1964 before switching their name to the Byrds and winging to the top of the charts

‘That’s what drives me': John Oates still hopes to match career-defining moments like ‘She’s Gone’ again

‘That’s what drives me': John Oates still hopes to match career-defining moments like ‘She’s Gone’ again

Hall and Oates’ last charting single — at No. 97 — was a 2004 cover of the Spinners’ “I’ll be Around.” Their most recent original Top 10 hit was 1988’s “Everything Your Heart Desires.” That doesn’t stop John Oates from trying.

‘I just sort of closed my eyes and played': Rush’s Alex Lifeson selects his all-time favorite guitar solo

Though Neal Peart famously expressed his growing discomfort with fame through the lyrics of “Limelight,” guitarist Alex Lifeson has no such reservations about his solo on that familiar Rush tune: It’s his all-time favorite.

Almost Hits: Roger Daltrey, “After the Fire” (1985)

Almost Hits: Roger Daltrey, “After the Fire” (1985)

A Who song that wasn’t, Pete Townshend’s “After the Fire” would become the highlight of Roger Daltrey’s emotionally unbound 1985 solo album Under a Raging Moon, but could get no higher than No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Megadeth – Super Collider (2013)

Even though I had no real anticipation or excitement for this record, I felt some sort of obligation to listen to it. I’ve been a Megadeth fan since I first heard the bass line for “Peace Sells” way back when

Too Much Saturn – Moving Forward Sideways (2013)

A one-stop shop for all things hooky and melodic generally sums up the contents presented on this freakishly fantastic disc from Too Much Saturn, a band operating out of Chicago, Illinois.

‘The only time it will ever be done': Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

‘The only time it will ever be done': Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

Rick Wakeman will make a series of UK appearances in June, beginning on the 15th in Gloucestershire, where the Yes legend will perform an exciting all-new program featuring some of his best known work.

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Juggernaut” from Time Machine (2013)

Sample a swirling bit of prog-fusion psychedelia from Nektar, as the band gets set to release its first album of all new material in five years and then hit the road for a 12-date U.S. tour later in the month.