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‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.

‘They keep pulling me back in!’: Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

‘They keep pulling me back in!’: Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

Billy Sherwood, who worked with Yes as a touring musician, studio mixer, producer and then as a full-time member across the 1990s, has returned to the fold as a second engineer on their on-going new studio project.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chuck E. Weiss, “Boston Blackie” from Red Beans and Weiss (2014)

You ever wonder what Tom Waits does with his spare time? I bet he gets up in the morning, has coffee and a plate of bacon and eggs with rye toast, and then heads out with the newspaper under his arm to make a pass through the local yard sales

‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

Julian Lennon’s long-awaited Everything Changes solo project, expanded by two songs upon its stateside release in 2013, is stuffed with meaningful moments — arriving as it did more than a decade after his last album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

For as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been around, there have been songs celebrating the genre. In the ’50s, there was “Rock And Roll Music,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Seven Nights To Rock,” and “Rock Around The Clock,” among many others.

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

Paul Stanley isn’t reserving his broadsides for former Kiss bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss these days, leveling new charges that stalwart partner Gene Simmons deserted the group in the 1980s for “questionable side projects.”

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

Last night at the Tokyo Dome, the Rolling Stones pulled out a four-decades-old chestnut after fans voted “Silver Train” from 1973’s Goats Head Soup into the setlist. The Stones had last played the song live on a tour later in ’73.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Moth To A Flame” (2014): One Track Mind

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Moth To A Flame” (2014): One Track Mind

An enormous leap forward in both focus and experimental verve, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger has released a prismatic explosion of psychedelia, woozy but also cut through with vocal sun shards, called “Moth to a Flame.”

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

A comprehensive biography of Stevie Nicks now has a publication date, according to Amazon: October, 21, 2014. The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse’s story is being written by Stephen Davis, who helped bandmate/lover Mick Fleetwood compose his 1990 autobiography.

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.