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‘I’d have to lose 10 or 15 pounds’: Ace Frehley contemplates reuniting with Kiss again

‘I’d have to lose 10 or 15 pounds’: Ace Frehley contemplates reuniting with Kiss again

Now that Kiss’ Gene Simmons — who previously said he’d never play with the band’s deposed original members again — has relented in the wake of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, at least one question remains: Can Ace Frehley still fit into his old costume?

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Great Pagoda of Funn” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Great Pagoda of Funn” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“Brite Nitegown”) ||| ONWARD (“Security Joan”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Track 5 on Morph the Cat is an enigma; “The Great Pagoda of Funn” ranks with songs like “Maxine” and “On The Dunes”

Brendan Benson – You Were Right (2013)

Brendan Benson should have become a famous star like his colleague and friend Jack White a long time ago.

‘He’s actually a musician’: Neal Schon on Journey’s relationship with producer Kevin Shirley

Producer Kevin Shirley has worked with every Journey lead singer going back to Steve Perry, and there’s a reason for that: “He’s very, very musical,” says band co-founder Neal Schon.

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp may be known for changing his name an astonishing three times, but he is respected for two other qualities: his status as the Bruce Springsteen of the Midwest, and his refusal to compromise his sound to fit the latest trends.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

Peter Cetera left Chicago in the wake of its biggest album ever, the six-times platinum 1985 smash 17, and has no regrets more than three decades later.

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Rock, Pop, Country, Whatever): Black Sabbath, Billy Joe + Norah, Moby

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Rock, Pop, Country, Whatever): Black Sabbath, Billy Joe + Norah, Moby

Somehow, I ended up with a fair amount of country-ish material on this year’s list. How did that happen?

‘He’s a real dark force now’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on how Adam Lambert has grown

‘He’s a real dark force now’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on how Adam Lambert has grown

Roger Taylor is recognizing a maturation in Adam Lambert over the course of their collaborative relationship in Queen — calling the Idol finalist “a real dark force now.”