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‘It’s coming along': Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

‘It’s coming along': Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

Despite celebrated plans to rejoin Queen for their first appearance on U.S. soil — not to mention splitting with the RCA label — Adam Lambert is back in the studio working on new music.

‘It’s true, they’re not original': Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

‘It’s true, they’re not original': Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

Kiss Gene Simmons dove head on into the controversy surrounding the replacement of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, saying they once were part and parcel of what he and Paul Stanley did in Kiss — before they threw it all away.

‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door': Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago

‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door': Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago

Robert Lamm recently dismissed the idea. Peter Cetera has said he’s not interested in touring like they do. But Danny Seraphine, the long-gone original drummer, would still like to broker a reunion with Chicago.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – Loveless Fascination (2013)

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – Loveless Fascination (2013)

“It’s Not the Same As Love,” the new Starship album’s lead track, bursts out with a lean, tough attitude — and Mickey Thomas rarely takes his foot off the gas again. Forget MTV-era hits like “We Built this City” and “Sara.”

The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything: Headquarters was the palace revolt’

The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything: Headquarters was the palace revolt’

Micky Dolenz compares the Monkees’ experience to that of today’s popular television program “Glee”: They were assembled to perform as actors, but each band member always possessed real talent.

One Track Mind: Bob Wayne, “Sam Tucker” (2013)

One Track Mind: Bob Wayne, “Sam Tucker” (2013)

When I interviewed Bob Wayne a few months back, he teased us with a few details of a new song he was working on at the time about an Alabama gold miner.

The Hickoids – Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit (2013)

This long-promised long player from the Hickoids has taken on a kind of mythical quality over the last quarter century or so. Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit delivers on every broken promise

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs': Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs': Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct': Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct': Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

Asked which band he thinks should join him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar says — without hesitation: Journey, the band Steve Perry spurred to chart heights just as Hagar joined Van Halen.

‘It’s an important commodity': Did Adam Lambert insure his voice ahead of latest Queen show?

‘It’s an important commodity': Did Adam Lambert insure his voice ahead of latest Queen show?

The story, going into Adam Lambert’s U.S. concert debut with Queen, is that he had his voice insured — “allegedly,” he says, “for $50 million.” Lambert, an American Idol finalist, hedges on confirming such a thing.