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

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

<<< BACKWARD (“Babylon Sisters (Live)”) ||| ONWARD (“Bodhisattva (Live)”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** One of the better cuts on The Royal Scam — and the lesser cuts on that album are pretty good — this stage version gets the bank of horns handling that signature four chord interruption and other punctuations

One Track Mind: John Frusciante, “Wayne” (2013)

One Track Mind: John Frusciante, “Wayne” (2013)

John Frusciante has released a lengthy, darkly emotional rumination, written for a friend that went back to the guitarist’s days in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Wayne Forman, tragically, died before he could hear this tribute.

Tony Low – Tone-Wah (2013)

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything from Tony Low, but as evidenced by his new disc, Tone-Wah, he’s obviously kept his chops up in the interim.

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Books: Greg Kihn’s Rubber Soul — and the plot to kill the Beatles

Greg Kihn is best known these days for 1980s-era hits like “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” or perhaps for his longtime tenure as a DJ on San Jose’s KUFX. But he’s also been a published author since 1996, starting with “Horror Show”

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

While there is an argument to be had about Baz Luhrmann’s temerity in remaking “The Great Gatsby,” you’ll get no such reservations when it comes to Jack White’s scorching version of this U2 deep cut from the forthcoming soundtrack.

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

Chickenfoot should be ready to reconvene in the fall to record new music, which Sammy Hagar says will be followed by a new tour. This time, however, they won’t be issuing a full-length record. They won’t perform again without drummer Chad Smith, either.

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

This time last year, Mick Fleetwood was openly grousing in the press, saying Fleetwood Mac was ready to reunite — but they were waiting on Stevie Nicks. Now that they’re back together, she makes no apologies.

One Track Mind: Jeff Hanneman and Slayer, “Raining Blood” (1986)

Aside from the venerable opening riff of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” there may be no more recognizable melody in thrash than the main riff of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” the sort-of title track of their landmark Reign in Blood album.

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

One Track Mind: The Gestures, “Run Run Run” (1964)

Same name, different spelling. Initially billed as the Jesters, this Mankato, Minnesota band earned a hefty helping of local applause prior to making their presence known in select areas about the country.