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‘I conscientiously work the fingers in': Queen guitarist Brian May on preparing without practicing

‘I conscientiously work the fingers in': Queen guitarist Brian May on preparing without practicing

After countless musical projects, including work as producer on current touring partner Kerry Ellis’ 2010 debut – Brian May still has a deep passion for music. That doesn’t mean the Queen guitarist spends a lot of time practicing, however.

Philip Anselmo and the Illegals – Walk Through Exits Only (2013)

Phil Anselmo is angry. And he’s going to scream at you until you get it. That’s the general gist of his first solo album Walk Through Exits Only.

‘This proves that we had something going for us': Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath blockbuster reunion

‘This proves that we had something going for us': Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath blockbuster reunion

Ozzy Osbourne, who left Black Sabbath in the 1970s after a storied bout with substance abuse, is still marveling over the amazing success of his long-awaited comeback with the band.

‘Let it go, and something will happen': Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

‘Let it go, and something will happen': Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

Jason Bonham, who has turned the buzz surrounding his participation in Led Zeppelin’s recent Celebation Day release into a well-received tour with Heart, has his own thoughts about another reunion with Robert Plant.

Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

For fans of a certain age, Big Star was our Velvet Underground — the band that everybody sounded like, but nobody (well, nobody but us) actually knew anything about. R.E.M., the Replacements, Matthew Sweet, they all owed something

‘I would have given anything not to have joined': Kenney Jones remembers his time with the Who

Though he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year as a member of the Small Faces and Faces, for a time beginning in the late 1970s Kenney Jones was best known as drummer for the Who.

On Second Thought: Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil (2011)

If ADD is the new normal, then Deerhoof are right at home — as the wacky next door neighbors in a sitcom. On a wave of squalling guitar, gamelan percussion and sweetly sung but odd phrases that are repeated

‘We’d try little notes that you wouldn’t normally': Tony Banks on Genesis’ early classic “The Musical Box”

‘We’d try little notes that you wouldn’t normally': Tony Banks on Genesis’ early classic “The Musical Box”

Tony Banks goes in-depth on “The Musical Box” from 1971’s Nursery Cryme. Credited to each of Genesis’ five members, it remains one of the band’s most layered and satisfying early compositions.

‘There wouldn’t be enough dressing rooms': David Coverdale on the difficulties of a full-scale Whitesnake reunion

‘There wouldn’t be enough dressing rooms': David Coverdale on the difficulties of a full-scale Whitesnake reunion

For a band that has been through a revolving set of members at every position save for frontman David Coverdale’s, Tommy Aldridge’s comeback with Whitesnake is that rarest of things: A happy reunion.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gaslighting Abbie” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gaslighting Abbie” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Aja [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“What A Shame About Me”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The Nineties brought many surprising events that delighted long-suffering Steely Dan fans who’ve had nearly no new output from either Becker or Fagen since 1982’s The Nightfly.