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‘That’s the hard part, watching brothers go down': Steve Lukather on what the Porcaros have meant to Toto

‘That’s the hard part, watching brothers go down': Steve Lukather on what the Porcaros have meant to Toto

Steve Lukather talks about the crushing loss of Jeff and Mike Porcaro as band mates in Toto, saying the returning presence of their brother Steve Porcaro eases the pain.

‘I found it by mistake': How Glyn Johns helped showcase Led Zeppelin’s huge drum sound

‘I found it by mistake': How Glyn Johns helped showcase Led Zeppelin’s huge drum sound

Glyn Johns, who engineered Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut, basically stumbled upon a new way of recording drummer John Bonham — creating the dynamic stereo cadences that drive tracks like “Communication Breakdown.”

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Albums constructed apart have allowed Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett to explore areas of their songcraft that might have gone undiscovered in Genesis.

‘It was the thing that made the take really work': How a white lie sparked Joe Satriani’s band

‘It was the thing that made the take really work': How a white lie sparked Joe Satriani’s band

“Lies and Truths,” a key cut from Joe Satriani’s new solo effort Unstoppable Momentum started life as a demo called “Fast Robot.” He left it that way, just to see what his bandmates would come up with.

‘To us, it still feels the same': Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s just-launched North American tour

‘To us, it still feels the same': Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s just-launched North American tour

Geezer Butler takes stock, as Black Sabbath kicks off a 20-city North American tour behind its reunion record with Ozzy Osbourne — and he says it’s just like old times.

On Second Thought: Sammy Hagar – Nine on a Ten Scale (1976)

Too many egos can indeed spoil the soup, as was the sad case of Montrose. Christened after guitar wizard Ronnie Montrose, the San Francisco based band cut a pair piping hot albums

Something Else! sneak peek: Will Lee with Billy Gibbons and Allen Toussaint, “Get Out Of My Life Woman” (2013)

If you’re an album sleeve credits reader like I am, then you know session superstar bassist Will Lee very well.

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written': Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written': Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

To a degree, Steve Hackett has returned to the music he made in the 1970s with Genesis so that he can write a few musical wrongs. After all, he has learned much in the ensuing years about his instrument.

Crash Coffin – Crash Coffin (1974; 2013 reissue)

Possessing a name that suggests a doom metal or hardcore punk-rock band, Crash Coffin is actually a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Born Neil Coffin, the Ohio based artist began playing rock and roll back in the ’50s

‘I have a bet going, actually': No, David Coverdale won’t be following you back on Twitter

‘I have a bet going, actually': No, David Coverdale won’t be following you back on Twitter

You may have noticed, despite the crowd following David Coverdale on Twitter, that the legendary frontman of Deep Purple and Whitesnake actually follows no one else. There’s a reason for that.