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Steely Dan Sunday, “Everything Must Go” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Everything Must Go” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Lunch With Gina”) ||| ONWARD (“The Steely Dan Show”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Becker and Fagen went for a big splash at the conclusion of Two Against Nature with Chris Potter’s never-ending sax solo to conclude “West of Hollywood.”

‘The process takes about two hours’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons explains his traditional pre-show ritual

‘The process takes about two hours’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons explains his traditional pre-show ritual

No matter how big Kiss has gotten, no many how many years have gone by, one pre-show ritual remains: The putting on of the makeup.

‘It was like a dream come true’: ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison

‘It was like a dream come true’: ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison

For Jeff Lynne, meeting George Harrison led to a series of rock ‘n’ roll dream jobs, as he produced Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Paul McCartney and the Traveling Wilburys, an all-star amalgam featuring Bob Dylan.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a canny name, considering the way the band nudged rock — in a moment when their San Francisco brethren were pushing it further out in the space — back toward its R&B roots.

‘I was just trying to breathe’: Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

‘I was just trying to breathe’: Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

Much has been made of Adam Lambert’s triumphal stateside debut in September with Queen. But that wasn’t close to the biggest, most pressure-filled date during his collaborative stint with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.

Smile Empty Soul – Chemicals (2013)

Smile Empty Soul is an American post-grunge band from Santa Clarita, California formed in 1998, though most only know them for their hit single “Bottom of a Bottle”

‘We whooped it up’: Bob Dylan session meant switching to trumpet for Nashville legend

A veteran of countless sessions, Nashville legend Charlie McCoy is perhaps best known for his work on harmonica. So how did he end up on trumpet with Bob Dylan?

‘He brought the voice’: Journey’s Neal Schon remembers how Steve Perry changed everything

‘He brought the voice’: Journey’s Neal Schon remembers how Steve Perry changed everything

Steve Perry’s arrival with Journey in 1978 didn’t immediately translate into huge radio airplay, but co-founder Neal Schon says he could tell from the beginning that things were changing.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues