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‘Finding the time, that’s going to be the trick': Joe Satriani says schedules are holding Chickenfoot back

‘Finding the time, that’s going to be the trick': Joe Satriani says schedules are holding Chickenfoot back

Both Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar have new solo albums out. Michael Anthony has been appearing on tour with Hagar, while Chad Smith is doing dates with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

‘I always loved that sound': Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes pays tribute to Duane Allman

‘I always loved that sound': Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes pays tribute to Duane Allman

It’s no accident that the Allman Brothers Band’ Warren Haynes plays a Gibson Les Paul, same as the late Duane Allman — who died in a October 1971 motorcycle accident just as the band went supernova behind At the Fillmore East.

Gary Ritchie – Drake, Near the Alley (2013)

How refreshing it is to come across someone such as Gary Ritchie, who for all the years he has been making music, sticks to his principles.

Sly and the Family Stone – Higher! (2013)

Sly and the Family Stone – Higher! (2013)

The story of Sly and the Family Stone is that of the 1960s, a decade of dizzying highs followed by a period of just as devastating lows. Their music, and the band itself, shared the similar promise of a new way — only to implode with a shocking finality.

On Second Thought: Southeast Engine – Canary (2011)

Appalachian archivists Southeast Engine are tinged with the fatalistic old-time religion of the region, most notably on 2009’s From the Forest to the Sea, so it’s tempting to see their bloodline in Old Testament terms

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

As Roger Waters’ European stadium tour of Pink Floyd’s The Wall hits Budapest tonight, he admits that his relationship with the work has become less personal

‘We outsell the Beatles and Elvis put together': Kiss’ Gene Simmons makes no apologies for merchandising

‘We outsell the Beatles and Elvis put together': Kiss’ Gene Simmons makes no apologies for merchandising

From a 1977 Marvel comic that presented the band as superheroes to a new line of make-up festooned Hello Kitty items, Kiss has perfected a merchandising aesthetic across successive generations.

Quicksilver Messenger Service, with James Cotton – Live at the Old Mill Tavern (2013)

On the precipice of some very bad vibes — they were about to lose Nicky Hopkins then David Freiberg before going into a folk-rock abyss with Dino Valenti — Quicksilver Messenger Service put on one of its last truly great shows.

‘It was an unbelievable moment': Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

‘It was an unbelievable moment': Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

Greg Lake’s worldwide Song of a Lifetime tour found him sharing stories as much as his discography, then inviting members of the audience to talk about the connective qualities of music. One such tale still stands out.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cousin Dupree” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) ||| ONWARD (“Negative Girl”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** If Two Against Nature was a somewhat unlikely winner Grammy winner for 2001, Album of the Year, the song “Cousin Dupree” was an even more unlikely winner for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.