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One Track Mind: Patty Griffin with Robert Plant, “Ohio” from American Kid (2013)

There has been, over the last months, much more chatter about Robert Plant’s private affairs with Patty Griffin than anything they’ve done in the studio. “Ohio,” from Griffin’s upcoming release American Kid, changes that.

Suicidal Tendencies – 13 (2013)

Most metal fans are probably looking a little more forward to another album titled 13 later this year from a barely known band called Black Sabbath. Me, too, but I was also quite intrigued by Suicidal Tendencies’ album of the same title.

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

Peter Banks launched his solo career in 1973 with an album called Two Side of Peter Banks. Now fans, stricken over his sudden death, can enjoy the other side of mourning: Celebrating the ex-Yes guitarist’s life.

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

In a newly unearthed talk, Pink Floyd co-founder Rick Wright offers fresh insights on Dark Side of the Moon during its 40th anniversary, and on the tangled relationships that eventually tore the group apart.

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

For original Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo, the journey has been worth every moment of adversity. Panozzo, who founded the band with sibling John and neighbor Dennis DeYoung more than 50 years ago, has seen Styx breakup and reform

‘Same three guys, same three chords’: ZZ Top celebrates 30th anniversary of smash hit Eliminator

‘Same three guys, same three chords’: ZZ Top celebrates 30th anniversary of smash hit Eliminator

For ZZ Top, 1983′s Eliminator was a turning point, in more ways than one. Billy Gibbons and Co. would never have more commercial success, but they would never sound more commercial, either — memorably experimenting with synthesizers

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

John Wetton describes Sam Coulson’s arrival as the beginning of a new chapter for Asia — a less fussy, harder-hitting chapter. Coulson himself says Asia will likely have a heavier edge.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Hat Too Flat” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“This Moody Bastard”) ||| ONWARD (“Little Kawai”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This detailed re-evaluation of Becker’s first solo record from the mid-90s gave me a better appreciation of the album, but there are some quirks I still can’t overcome and the whole of “Hat Too Flat” is one of them.

Adrenaline Mob – Coverta (2013)

I kind of chuckled when I saw that Adrenaline Mob had chosen three Ronnie James Dio-related songs for its eight-song covers EP, but now I get it.

‘Joe will not allow us to keep the name’: Glenn Hughes says split with Bonamassa ends Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes is not only confirming the breakup of Black Country Communion, but now says departing guitarist Joe Bonamassa is refusing to let the remaining members continue forward with the band name.