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Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels (2013)

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels (2013)

Jimi Hendrix’s legacy has been so brazenly, endlessly plundered, it’s fair to approach any so-called “new” material from the late guitarist with a deep distrust. Circumspection this time soon transforms into pure joy.

‘There’s always an ongoing debate’: Lawrence Gowan sticks up for the current edition of Styx

‘There’s always an ongoing debate’: Lawrence Gowan sticks up for the current edition of Styx

Though it’s been 15 years since Lawrence Gowan took over as frontman with Styx, he’s aware that arguments continue over how the current version of the group matches up against the Dennis DeYoung-led edition.

Valentine Special: Michael Des Barres, “The Key of Love” from Carnaby Street: Encore Edition (2013)

“The Key of Love,” a bonus track on Michael Des Barres’ new Carnaby Street: Encore Edition, is the kind of blessedly ragged, totally real song you’re hoping Rod Stewart comes up with for his forthcoming pop album

‘What’s happened is, I like them all’: Paul McCartney talks about working with four producers on new album

‘What’s happened is, I like them all’: Paul McCartney talks about working with four producers on new album

Paul McCartney is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album alongside a quartet of producers including Giles Martin, son of the Beatles’ legendary collaborator George Martin.

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

Van Halen fans aren’t the only ones lobbying for the return of original bassist and background vocalist Michael Anthony. So is frontman David Lee Roth, in a surprising new admission.

‘The most important album of my career’: Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

‘The most important album of my career’: Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

As Black Sabbath puts the finishing touches on 13, the group has released a preview video with comments about the reunion of original members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Gotta Get Over” from Old Sock (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Gotta Get Over” from Old Sock (2013)

One of two original songs on the forthcoming Eric Clapton album Old Sock has leaked. Titled “Gotta Get Over,” it’s a welcome throwback for fans of his initial post-1960s solo projects.

Almost Hits: Donnie Iris, “Ah! Leah!” (1981)

Almost Hits: Donnie Iris, “Ah! Leah!” (1981)

Here’s one you might remember: “Ah! Leah!” by Donnie Iris, his only really big hit, which peaked at No. 29 in the Billboard charts on February 7th, 1981. That intro is a bit tongue in cheek, actually

Exclusive stream: Ethan Keller, “Goin’ Down in History, Goin’ Down in Flames” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Ethan Keller, “Goin’ Down in History, Goin’ Down in Flames” (2013)

Milwaukee area favorite son Ethan Keller has made records first as the frontman for the funk-rock band Greenscene and later as a solo artist. We’ve traced that solo career here going back to 2006′s Face Light and on through 2010′s Profit.

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.