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‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing': Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment

‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing': Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment

You’re far more likely to hear him play the B-side’s proto-metal triumph “Beck’s Bolero,” yet Jeff Beck can’t quite shake his jokey 1967 solo-debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” — if only because it’s become a soccer anthem.

‘Well, the others aren’t here yet': Ian Anderson on how his solo work evolved out of Jethro Tull

‘Well, the others aren’t here yet': Ian Anderson on how his solo work evolved out of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson says the impulse to work as a solo artist — something that led to his release of Thick as a Brick 2 without the Jethro Tull label — goes all the way back to the sessions for 1971’s Aqualung.

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

For most Led Zeppelin fans, the group’s canonical releases between 1969’s self-titled debut and 1979’s In Through the Out Door are consumptive enough that they needn’t bother with the solo efforts that followed.

Steve Lukather on Toto’s sweeping impact as sidemen: ‘We’ve had our hands in a lot of what’s happened’

Steve Lukather on Toto’s sweeping impact as sidemen: ‘We’ve had our hands in a lot of what’s happened’

In putting together promotional material for Toto’s 35th anniversary tour, which makes a rare swing through America beginning in August, Steve Lukather says their manager came upon a staggering number.

‘I was a candidate to produce a Rush album': How Yes’ Chris Squire almost helmed Grace Under Pressure

Did Yes’ Chris Squire — a notable influence on bassist Geddy Lee — almost end up producing Rush’s Grace Under Pressure back in 1984?

Christopher Cross – A Night In Paris (2013)

Christopher Cross, because he had so much success in such a small window of time in the early 1980s, has a caught-in-time sound — one that remains, even on this expansive live document, redolent of a specific moment.

‘I conscientiously work the fingers in': Queen guitarist Brian May on preparing without practicing

‘I conscientiously work the fingers in': Queen guitarist Brian May on preparing without practicing

After countless musical projects, including work as producer on current touring partner Kerry Ellis’ 2010 debut – Brian May still has a deep passion for music. That doesn’t mean the Queen guitarist spends a lot of time practicing, however.

Philip Anselmo and the Illegals – Walk Through Exits Only (2013)

Phil Anselmo is angry. And he’s going to scream at you until you get it. That’s the general gist of his first solo album Walk Through Exits Only.

‘This proves that we had something going for us': Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath blockbuster reunion

‘This proves that we had something going for us': Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath blockbuster reunion

Ozzy Osbourne, who left Black Sabbath in the 1970s after a storied bout with substance abuse, is still marveling over the amazing success of his long-awaited comeback with the band.

‘Let it go, and something will happen': Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

‘Let it go, and something will happen': Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

Jason Bonham, who has turned the buzz surrounding his participation in Led Zeppelin’s recent Celebation Day release into a well-received tour with Heart, has his own thoughts about another reunion with Robert Plant.