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‘Taking its final shape': Queen’s Roger Taylor nearing completion of first solo album since 1998

‘Taking its final shape': Queen’s Roger Taylor nearing completion of first solo album since 1998

Queen’s Roger Taylor is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, the Queen co-founder’s first since 1998’s Electric Fire.

‘It’s come from someone I respect': David Bowie’s role in naming Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock

‘It’s come from someone I respect': David Bowie’s role in naming Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock

David Bowie’s long-awaited single “Where Are We Now,” in a roundabout way, helped inspire the name of Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock, which the guitarist reveals originally had a far different working title.

‘I wish them luck': Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

‘I wish them luck': Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

Billy Sherwood won’t be remixing the new album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. Just days after it was announced that the 1990s Yes vet would get involved with that troubled project, he’s pulled out — citing a host of other obligations.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Little Kawai” (1994)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Little Kawai” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Hat Too Flat”) ||| ONWARD (“Fall of ’92”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Like most rock stars of the 1970s, Walter Becker had lived the whole sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle during that decade.

Forgotten series: Willie and the Walkers – 30th Anniversary Collection (1996)

Forgotten series: Willie and the Walkers – 30th Anniversary Collection (1996)

During the latter half of the 1960s, Willie and the Walkers experienced phenomenal success throughout their home turf of Western Canada. To give you an idea how special the band was, they nabbed a deal with Capitol Records

Mike Keneally’s Wing Beat Elastic to feature remixes, demos and outtakes from Andy Partridge collaboration

Mike Keneally’s Wing Beat Elastic to feature remixes, demos and outtakes from Andy Partridge collaboration

Fellow Mike Keneally freaks rejoice: there’s a surprise release on the horizon! April 9, 2013, brings the release of Wing Beat Elastic, a disc of demos, “remixes” and outtakes

California Transit Authority – Sacred Ground (2013)

California Transit Authority – Sacred Ground (2013)

It’s not just that Chicago doesn’t sound like old Chicago anymore. In fact, nobody does. Or, more correctly, nobody did. What’s left of the original band, having now issued just one original album since 1991, has been supplanted.

The Pencils – Anthology (2012)

Here’s a band so obscure and long forgotten that even the most voracious vinyl collector probably isn’t even aware of their existence. Formed in 1980, the Pencils featured singer and guitarist Tony Skeggs, singer and bassist Den Pugsley, keyboardist Rick Birmingham and drummer Andy Wells.

‘A fun time with Peter’s music': Fans invited to create a memorial soundtrack for ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks

‘A fun time with Peter’s music': Fans invited to create a memorial soundtrack for ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks

A memorial gathering for Peter Banks has been set for 4 p.m. April 7, 2013 at the 12 Bar Club in London, offering those who loved and knew him best a chance to give the seminal Yes guitarist a proper send off.

Neal Morse – Live Momentum (2013)

Neal Morse – Live Momentum (2013)

Touring behind Momentum, a rare, mostly secular solo effort after years of focusing on Christian prog, Neal Morse connects the dots between what has often been perceived as two separate portions of his career.