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Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Things I Miss The Most”) ||| ONWARD (“Godwhacker”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It would be easy to dismiss the song “Blues Beach” as “Hey Nineteen” lite.

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead': Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead': Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar’s retrospective tour inevitably brought him face to face again with his hitmaking tenure in Van Halen — and with another round of similarly inevitable questions about a reunion.

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre – Away with Words (2013)

There is much to recommend here for Martin Barre’s stalwart Jethro Tull fans, including sensitive new takes on eight lesser-known Tull tracks. He even takes up the flute.

‘It’s always been a bee in my bonnet': Geddy Lee explains why Rush returned to Vapor Trails

‘It’s always been a bee in my bonnet': Geddy Lee explains why Rush returned to Vapor Trails

For Rush’s Geddy Lee, the opportunity to get back into the studio in advance of Vapor Trails, after all that Neil Peart had been through, was its own reward.

‘It’s a different kind of edge to the band': John Wetton hails Sam Coulson’s arrival in Asia

‘It’s a different kind of edge to the band': John Wetton hails Sam Coulson’s arrival in Asia

Steve Howe’s departure from Asia, which had been working with its original lineup again since 2006, has turned into something of a blessing, according to frontman John Wetton.

‘I liken us to Superman with a guitar': Look, up in the sky – it’s Kiss’ Paul Stanley

‘I liken us to Superman with a guitar': Look, up in the sky – it’s Kiss’ Paul Stanley

Kiss’ Paul Stanley could certainly be forgiven for picturing his band, after so many albums and assorted memorabilia sold over so many decades, as a super group. But as super heroes? Well, yeah. That, too.

‘He has this tremendous charisma': Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

‘He has this tremendous charisma': Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May just completed a triumphal U.S. debut with Adam Lambert, bringing a stage show to Las Vegas which had already made a huge impression in Europe. Taylor has high praise

‘He said I would not be right': Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

‘He said I would not be right': Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

When Robert Fripp announced that he was re-starting King Crimson after a lengthy period away, guitarist Adrian Belew wasn’t part of the new lineup. Now Belew, a member for some 32 years, is speaking out.

Hellsongs – These Are Evil Times (2013)

I never heard of this band before and, due to their handle and title of their latest album, I was expecting to be struck in the face by a blast of doom metal that would destroy my ears and soul.

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.