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‘It was hard to keep myself focused’: Tom Scholz wondered if he’d ever finish Boston’s Life Love and Hope

‘It was hard to keep myself focused’: Tom Scholz wondered if he’d ever finish Boston’s Life Love and Hope

Boston’s new Life Love and Hope project had a lengthy gestation period, even by this famously slow-moving band’s standards. It didn’t help either that, over the years, Boston has become a one-man operation run by Tom Scholz.

One Track Mind: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (2014)

Richard Barone, the ex-Bongos leader, imbues this Velvet Underground gem with a newfound sense of sad reverie. Whereas the nihilistic Nico, on the original 1967 version, stood apart from the conviviality, a distant observer, Barone finds the nostalgia, the very real need for attachment in the Lou Reed lyric.

‘I don’t think we’d be around’: The behind-the-scenes figure who helped shape Hall and Oates’ career

‘I don’t think we’d be around’: The behind-the-scenes figure who helped shape Hall and Oates’ career

Hall and Oates enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year with their credentials in order. A series of huge 1980s-era hits have, in fact, made them part of the culture. But it wasn’t always that way.

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

Glass Hammer returns never sounding so much like itself, even as the band boldly expands its vocabulary — musically and quite literally. “Crowbone,” for instance, includes an invigorating guest turn by violinist David Ragsdale of Kansas fame

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

Composed of material clipped from AC/DC’s first two albums, TNT and High Voltage — which were only distributed in the band’s home base of Australia — this collection, also called “High Voltage” signaled their introduction to a worldwide audience.

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Given an expectation that the young Sam Coulson, who’s taken over for long-time guitarist Steve Howe, was going to provide a bit more of a metallic crunch to the proceedings, Asia’s opening statement on the forthcoming Gravitas couldn’t be more surprising.

‘You’re hearing it from me: Nope’: Steve Perry emphatically denies Journey reunion rumors

‘You’re hearing it from me: Nope’: Steve Perry emphatically denies Journey reunion rumors

Even as Steve Perry continues work on a long-awaited new studio effort, he’s batting back rumors of a reunion with his old band Journey. In fact, he couldn’t have been more emphatic during a red-carpet interview last night.

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

George Mizer, Peter Banks’ long-time manager and friend, is sharing a touching tribute video honoring the founding Yes guitarist on the one-year anniversary of his early passing. Stream it here!

‘Generosity based in love and respect’: David Crosby discusses fathering Melissa Etheridge’s children

David Crosby had been there for the birth of two Hall of Fame supergroups in the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash. For a period of time, however, he was more famous for a pair of much more surprising births — that of Melissa Etheridge’s children Bailey and Beckett in the late 1990s.

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.

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