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‘I will say, I would be surprised': Robert Lamm all but nixes idea of Beach Boys-style reunion for Chicago

‘I will say, I would be surprised': Robert Lamm all but nixes idea of Beach Boys-style reunion for Chicago

Even as Robert Lamm celebrates the debut of a long-awaited new Chicago single, the band’s 45th anniversary looms — along with questions about staging a Beach Boys-style reunion of its original surviving members.

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

Who’d have thought that the season would be made complete by a summer-themed track from John Cale, of all people. But this underground musician’s underground musician has made a career out of dizzying left turns.

‘I knew there was something special': Deen Castronovo on joining Journey as Steve Perry exited

‘I knew there was something special': Deen Castronovo on joining Journey as Steve Perry exited

Deen Castronovo says that Neal Schon warned him, before he took the drumming job in 1998, that Journey had split with long-time frontman Steve Perry. A exuberant Castronovo replied: “I don’t care who it’s with. I wanna play.”

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

Welcome to the Jackson Five of Fremont, New Hampshire…with slightly less talent. OK, not much talent at all, really. The Shaggs were concocted by one Austin Wiggin Jr.

Gimme Five: Solo songs from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Gimme Five: Solo songs from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

With just three proper solo albums over three and a half decades, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour very inconsistency — there was once an amazing stretch of 22 years between releases — can make it hard to keep up.

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in'; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in'; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

“Sirvana,” Courtney Love muses. “That’s hilarious.” But the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has deeper feelings on the subject of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic’s collaborations with Paul McCartney.

‘I’m just excited to pay respect': Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

‘I’m just excited to pay respect': Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

Adam Lambert’s long-awaited stateside appearance with Queen at the iHeartRadio Festival sparks anew the debate over his filling in for the late Freddie Mercury, even though he’s at least the fourth singer to do so

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded': Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded': Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

Sammy Hagar says he initially intended to bang out only a few tracks on what evolved into a guest-packed forthcoming full-length studio effort. He seems as surprised as anyone else how it all ended up.

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

Lenny Kravitz brings a crunchy sense of propulsion to this advance song from the forthcoming Plastic Ono Band album, though Yoko Ono handles the vocals alone — whizzing past an even more intriguing intersection.

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thee Prophets included Brian Lake on lead vocals and organ, Jim Anderson on lead guitar, David Leslie on bass and vocals, and Chris Michaels on drums.