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Forgotten series: The Gants – Roadrunner!: The Best Of The Gants (2000)

Forgotten series: The Gants – Roadrunner!: The Best Of The Gants (2000)

A band teetering on the brink of stardom, the Gants not only produced cherished memories for those lucky enough to witness them firsthand, but went on to win approval from “Pebbles” and “Nuggets” groupies.

‘You’ve got to know where to draw the line': Kiss’ Paul Stanley on his lengthy partnership with Gene Simmons

‘You’ve got to know where to draw the line': Kiss’ Paul Stanley on his lengthy partnership with Gene Simmons

Kiss has certainly had its share of drama, most of it centered on the band dynamic with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. But one thing has remained for decades: The musical relationship between Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

On Second Thought: George Harrison – Gone Troppo (1982)

On Second Thought: George Harrison – Gone Troppo (1982)

I’m here to argue on behalf of an album that nobody listens to anymore, that — in fact — nobody even listened to at the time. Blame George Harrison, blame his label, blame the burgeoning MTV era. But, really, you can’t blame the songs

‘I’m so proud of what we did': Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

‘I’m so proud of what we did': Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

A 2013 retrospective tour featuring songs from Sammy Hagar’s tenure in Van Halen has inevitably led to questions about reuniting with the old band.

‘He didn’t have my number': Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto was preparing for its first major U.S. tour in a decade when the anniversary of Jeff Porcaro rolled around again. Incredibly, it’s been 21 years since Steve Lukather and Co. said goodbye to their founding drummer.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Slang of Ages”) ||| ONWARD (“Pixeleen”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The song “Green Book” finds Steely Dan firing on all cylinders while mining new and familiar elements. Lyrically the song addresses a future, virtual world that is somewhat similarities to the environment created on Fagan’s 1993 Kamakiriad album

‘It was pretty wild; he was a maniac': Steve Perry wasn’t the only reason Journey took off with Infinity

‘It was pretty wild; he was a maniac': Steve Perry wasn’t the only reason Journey took off with Infinity

Steve Perry’s arrival with Journey in 1978 has long been credited with sending the group toward platinum-selling superstardom. Turns out Queen had something to do with it, as well.

‘It’s just noticing what’s happening': Lee Loughnane on Chicago’s politically charged new song

‘It’s just noticing what’s happening': Lee Loughnane on Chicago’s politically charged new song

Chicago was, in its earliest incarnation, known for songs of striking political commentary — before a turn toward romantic balladry into the late 1970s. Some long-waited new music changes that.

On Second Thought: Don Henley – Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits (1995)

On Second Thought: Don Henley – Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits (1995)

Having acquired million-watt success as the singing drummer and one of the principal songwriters of the Eagles, Don Henley opted to take the solo route after the Los Angeles based band called it a day.