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A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

In a shocking turn of events, the body of Peter Banks — co-founder of the group Yes, and someone dubbed an architect of progressive music by the BBC — reportedly remains unclaimed.

Something Else! Interview: Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing

Something Else! Interview: Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing

Since his career went supernova with Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs has continued to hone his craft, digging deeper into the blues, employing broader jazz brushstrokes — and nowhere is that fine tuning more obvious than on his terrific new album.

One Track Mind: Rowdy House, “Hurricane Blues” (2013)

“Hurricane Blues” begins with a low levee moan, a squalling harmonica, the lonesome call of a dobro. The scene is set for the rumbling winds to come.

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “Sail On Sailor” (1972)

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “Sail On Sailor” (1972)

I still wonder what might have been. After all, Blondie Chaplin’s early-1970s tenure marked a seismic change, both visually and musically for the Beach Boys — who saw their lineup integrated and their sound given a sharp new edge.

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon’: Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon’: Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

Outside of a few pick up dates in the U.S., which David Lee Roth attributes to filling in when somebody else dropped out, Van Halen is going to focus on dates outside of the U.S. in 2013.

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment’: For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment’: For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here

Even as the Who announced the final dates of their sold-out Quadrophenia and More tour across the UK, Pete Townshend can’t help but marvel that they’re still together at all. And not just because they’ve lost two members.

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

Peter Banks, original guitarist for progressive rock legends Yes, has passed away, confirms former band member Billy Sherwood. Banks, 65, played on the first two albums by Yes, suggested the name and even created the band’s first logo.

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

Those patiently waiting for new Deep Purple are about to get a double-shot of fresh sounds, as the group releases a pair of songs simultaneously — “Hell to Pay” and “All the Time in the World.” Check out a lyric video for the latter here.

‘Cooking up something here’: Joe Walsh is in the studio with Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Don Was, others

Joe Walsh has posted a photograph of himself, in the studio, with an all-star lineup that includes the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, the Beatles’ Ringo Starr, super-producer Don Was and others.

The JAC – Record Store (2013)

For the uninitiated, the JAC is actually a vehicle for the mercurial musings of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Algeri. Hot on the heels of the JAC’s excellent debut album Faux Pas arrives a comparably intoxicating disc Record Store