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‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

For years, Stevie Nicks has kept a treasured 1970-era photograph framed and with her on the road, getting untold moments of inspiration while touring both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. She’s pictured with George Harrison

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

‘That makes me the king’: Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot; but who turned Dylan on?

Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer, tells George Stroumboulopoulos that he is pretty sure he gave Bob Dylan his first puff of pot.

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.

Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey: ‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’

Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey: ‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’

Gregg Rolie went from fronting Journey to a secondary role in the space of two albums. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.

‘Everything else was sort of insignificant’: After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his

‘Everything else was sort of insignificant’: After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his

There had been, to be sure, other versions of “Try a Little Tenderness,” beginning with the Ray Noble Orchestra in 1932. Aretha Franklin had an early-1960s hit with it, too. But none is quite so revered as Otis Redding’s take.

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

What ever happened, you say, to Denny Laine — the guy who helped found two instantly recognizable bands, the Moody Blues and then Wings, before virtually disappearing? Good question.