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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun (2014)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun (2014)

The current musical offering from the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger finds pop/psych/folk/garage troubadours Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon partnering with Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Invisible Familiars

‘I’m a one-man show’: Kiss’ Ace Frehley previews his new album, Space Invader

‘I’m a one-man show’: Kiss’ Ace Frehley previews his new album, Space Invader

There was the long wait, the belated nomination, the vicious back biting and the surprisingly gracious induction. Now that Kiss is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however, it’s time for Ace Frehley to get back to work on a solo album.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slinky Thing” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slinky Thing” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“Three Picture Deal”) ||| ONWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker’s Circus Money was released in 2008. Though there hasn’t been a Steely Dan album since 2003’s Everything Must Go, the eleven years since have proven to be the most active period in Steely Dan history

One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

Dave Mason has returned, after too long away, to his birthright in Traffic — but, interestingly, not from the typical nostaglic perspective. Instead, he’s reworked “Dear Mr. Fantasy” as a searing blues rumination, steering the psychedelic Traffic classic in a completely different direction.

‘This is gonna be hard to believe’: Former frontman ignored Journey once Steve Perry took over

‘This is gonna be hard to believe’: Former frontman ignored Journey once Steve Perry took over

When Robert Fleischman, Journey’s pre-Steve Perry frontman, tells you he’s never looked back, he means it. Gone since 1977, Fleischman is preparing to release a new album having largely ignored his old band ever since.

‘I hung on every note’: Happenstance led to Charlie Daniels’ collaboration with Bob Dylan

‘I hung on every note’: Happenstance led to Charlie Daniels’ collaboration with Bob Dylan

Charlie Daniels’ one of country music’s best-known outlaws, found a kindred spirit in Bob Dylan — a rebel who, Daniels says, refused “to do anything except what he felt like he did best.” They only met, however, because another sessions guitarist couldn’t make it.

‘He seemed to have fallen in a rut’: Foreigner’s Mick Jones on a Paul McCartney collaboration that never happened

‘He seemed to have fallen in a rut’: Foreigner’s Mick Jones on a Paul McCartney collaboration that never happened

Long before he co-founded Foreigner, Mick Jones palled around with the Fab Four during the heady days of Beatlemania in 1964. Fast forward a decade, and he could be found working as a sideman on George Harrison’s Dark Horse album. Hopes to collaborate with Paul McCartney, however, have yet to work out.

Roger Waters, long-time Pink Floyd engineer James Guthrie to oversee remix of 1992′s Amused to Death

Roger Waters, long-time Pink Floyd engineer James Guthrie to oversee remix of 1992′s Amused to Death

Roger Waters returns to his greatest solo triumph, 1992′s Amused to Death, for new stereo and 5.1 remixes with James Guthrie, the long-time Pink Floyd engineer. The forthcoming reissue, issued via Columbia-Legacy, will also include new content and graphics.

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.

Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home (2014)

Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home (2014)

On Boxing Day 2012, I sat in my friend’s lounge enjoying a post-Christmas get together and the company of other friends. One of them was a music producer, and inevitably we got talking about music, groups he had managed and personalities. He told me that Wilko Johnson was doing very poorly