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‘If you don’t come, there’s something f*cking wrong with you': Roger Waters is pumped about The Wall

‘If you don’t come, there’s something f*cking wrong with you': Roger Waters is pumped about The Wall

As Roger Waters brings his solo tour of The Wall to Europe this summer, the inevitable comparisons arise with his gala presentation of the Pink Floyd classic in 1990 in Berlin.

Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

13, long-awaited and so very hard-fought, begins with a morbid and massive riff, so clean and so spooky — so free of gimmickry — that it’s utterly transportive: This is what made Black Sabbath such as scary-ass experience in the first place.

On Second Thought: Three Dog Night – Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story (1993)

On Second Thought: Three Dog Night – Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story (1993)

From 1969 to 1975, this Los Angeles, California band spit out an incredible total of 21 Top 40 hit singles. Clearly one of the biggest selling acts of the era, Three Dog Night had everything required to make a winning team.

John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (2013)

John Mellencamp’s top billing owes more to his work with writer Stephen King on the narrative that would become a play called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He sings just once here, giving the album over to a host of guest stars

‘It is like some kind of dream, really': Guitarist Brian May still marvels over Queen’s successes

‘It is like some kind of dream, really': Guitarist Brian May still marvels over Queen’s successes

Even as a new compilation of Queen hits called Icon is set for release on June 11, 2013, guitarist Brian May looks back in wonder at all of the things he and his childhood friends were able to accomplish.

Long-departed co-founder Bernie Leadon confirmed as guest on upcoming Eagles reunion tour

Long-departed co-founder Bernie Leadon confirmed as guest on upcoming Eagles reunion tour

Co-founder Bernie Leadon will reportedly join the Eagles for a portion of their still-expanding 2013 tour. He last recorded with the band on 1975’s One of These Nights, and was the first member to depart.

‘It all came, really, from Paganini': Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

‘It all came, really, from Paganini': Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

Over the years, Robert Fripp has developed his own legend within King Crimson, both has its only continuous member over the decades and for his famously eccentric stage presence.

‘We had no stress, no time constraint': Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

‘We had no stress, no time constraint': Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

Deep Purple’s return to form was sparked by a rare period of downtime for the always-touring group, something that gave them an opportunity to reconnect with their muse — without the pressures of a deadline.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jon Oliva, “Father of Time” from Raise the Curtain (2013)

Jon Oliva promised that his upcoming solo album, which will also feature the last unused music written by his brother and Savatage co-founder Criss Oliva, would be something completely different

Beto Hale, featuring Tony Levin – Rebirth (2013)

It would be easy enough to pigeonhole Beto Hale’s new album as Beatlesque. After all, it includes work from two former Fab collaborators, including bassist Tony Levin. But Rebirth distinguishes itself from that easy comparison