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‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

John Wetton admits that personal issues wrecked his initial tenure with Asia. His recovery, however, has included a reunion as well as a creative rebirth.

The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

“The Shape I’m In,” despite its galloping cadence, finds the Band’s Robbie Robertson desperately attempting to reach out to the badly faltering Richard Manuel.

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

So today, premier Southern rockers The Drive-By Truckers announced a new tour in support for their upcoming album English Oceans, due out March 4.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

Mogwai – Rave Tapes (2014)

Already a post-rock institution, almost no one dares to criticize this Scottish band anymore. Mogwai could release a three-second throwaway and it would be praised as a masterpiece.

Time is right for in-depth look back at Rush’s self-titled 1974 debut

Time is right for in-depth look back at Rush’s self-titled 1974 debut

It may be hard to believe that Rush’s debut album is 40 years old this year, but it’s also sometimes kind of hard to believe it’s really Rush on this album.

Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Five albums in five years were enough for the Pixies to become a legend. They were role models for Nirvana, but even David Bowie — the old master himself — praised them as the best band of the 1980s.

Exclusive stream: Transatlantic, “Shine” from Kaleidoscope (2014)

Here’s a chance to sample Transatlantic’s first new music since 2009’s The Whirlwind, as the prog supergroup adds some much-needed warmth to a bitterly cold period.

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

To paraphrase a Fab Four favorite, it’s getting better all the time for Beatles nut Steve Lukather. He’s already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and (most recently) Ringo Starr

‘We seem to be losing friends by the day’: Graham Nash’s touching tribute to Levon Helm

Graham Nash performed “Back Home,” a deeply emotional tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm, last night on Talks Music