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Shows I’ll Never Forget: Burton Cummings, August 10, 2013

Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand: No doubt about it — we’re well into the 21st Century now, in our post-9/11 politically, socially and economically uncertain world.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Janie Runaway”) ||| ONWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) >>&gt; *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Not many Billboard top 10 albums have a homage to hookers, but Two Against Nature continues the Steely Dan tradition

‘I think it’s really up to the guys': Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

‘I think it’s really up to the guys': Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

The news that Adam Lambert’s collaboration with Queen will make a long-awaited U.S. debut next month begs the question: Is this becoming a long-term thing

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Mike Keneally has not one but two new live EPs out, and better still — they’re free for download through his web site.

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

For all of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky antics on stage, many of his most recognizable songs — from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’” and “Jump” to his solo version of “Just a Gigolo”/”I Ain’t Got Nobody” — have a darker edge.

One Track Mind: Jann Klose, “Song to the Siren” from Mosaic (2013)

Jann Klose’s newly released album Mosaic confirms his rising reputation as an interpretive friend to the legacies of Tim Buckley and his son Jeff.

‘I thought it was a great song': Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

‘I thought it was a great song': Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

Recorded during the sessions for 1980’s Keepin’ the Summer Alive, the heretofore-unreleased “Goin’ to the Beach” has been brought to life all over again.

‘I’m the stick in the mud': Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

‘I’m the stick in the mud': Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

As Frank “Poncho” Sampedro recovers from a hand injury that nixed the remaining European dates on Crazy Horse’s on-going tour with Neil Young, don’t expect him to start entertaining thoughts of a separate project.

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! Reviews’ own Kit O’Toole once again brings you all the latest from this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago, highlighted by her appearance in a pair of interesting panel discussions.

Will Lee – Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions (2013)

Will Lee is probably best known as the bassist in the CBS Orchestra, which has supplied music and comedy for the Late Show with David Letterman for a long time now.