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‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

On the outside looking in, the two most famous editions of Fleetwood Mac — Peter Green’s blues-based era, and the Buckingham-Nicks pop period — couldn’t be more different. Not to Mick Fleetwood.

‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour

‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour

Next year could bring a U.S. tour for Julian Lennon, keyed to a just-announced appearance at South by Southwest in Austin. Talks are apparently on-going.

‘We are okay for now’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine among those waiting out Big Sur wildfire

‘We are okay for now’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine among those waiting out Big Sur wildfire

A wildfire in Big Sur has forced more about 100 residents to flee the scenic location over the Pacific Ocean, though the Beach Boys’ Al Jardine has remained. He says he’s safe, and hopeful.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Time to Kill” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Time to Kill” from Stage Fright (1970)

“Time to Kill” found the Band — even as they went out into the world to face the mythos they had created in their initial sepia-toned absence — celebrating a bucolic world left behind.

‘We can write songs on the same level’: Sammy Hagar compares Chickenfoot to his time in Montrose, Van Halen

‘We can write songs on the same level’: Sammy Hagar compares Chickenfoot to his time in Montrose, Van Halen

Sammy Hagar says his musical relationship with Joe Satriani in Chickenfoot defies age — something that’s no easy feat in the business of rock.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work: ‘It’s been a thrill for me’

Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work: ‘It’s been a thrill for me’

Steve Hackett is at work on a solo studio effort, his first since a hugely successful tribute album and tour devoted to his time in Genesis.

‘Up and running again in a couple of months’: A positive prognosis for Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie

‘Up and running again in a couple of months’: A positive prognosis for Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie

Even as she expressed a desire to return to work in Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie offered upbeat news on her ex-husband John McVie, who’s ailing with cancer.

‘There are so many great pictures’: Special edition book focuses on Elliott Landy’s portraits of the Band

When Elliott Landy was first charged with shooting them, the Band didn’t exist yet as a named entity. Many argue that his sepia-toned iconography helped establish their instantly resonant image.

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m standing in a foot of snow. It’s dark, cold, and windy, and while I try to fight my way through the blowing snow with an oversized barn shovel, I remember that I stood in this exact same spot a few short months ago…