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Exclusive video premiere: Reacta, “Sound of Drums” (2014)

Here’s a sneak peek into the upcoming debut release from alt-rock/indie pop band Reacta, titled Refraction. Based in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Reacta began as an instrumental group before combining with William Merritt Hendricks, an American troubadour.

‘One of the best times of my life’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks is hoping to tour with Dave Grohl

Stevie Nicks’ plate, already filled with Fleetwood Mac, solo projects and an acting job on American Horror Story, would be piled still higher if she had her way.

‘That ain’t no Hank Williams song!’: Big stars threw those beer bottles at the Blues Brothers

‘That ain’t no Hank Williams song!’: Big stars threw those beer bottles at the Blues Brothers

A key moment in the original Blues Brothers film finds the band dodging beer bottles at a backwoods dive where the barkeep informs them they have both kinds of music — “country and western.” Turns out, two very famous people were hurling those empty Budweisers.

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

Steven Wilson has announced that a short February tour through Europe will be his last with Blackfield, the prog-pop band he co-counded with Aviv Geffen in 2000.

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson held a free-ranging Facebook Q&A with fans on Monday, offering new insights into his forthcoming solo album

‘It’s just a habit at this point’: On Ringo Starr’s tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

‘It’s just a habit at this point’: On Ringo Starr’s tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

Many Beatles fans were disappointed when a much-anticipated Grammys reunion featuring Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney found Starr performing alongside McCartney’s regular drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr. That’s actually Starr’s preferred format these days.

‘It was very nerve wracking’: Julian Lennon remembers his introduction to the Grammys

‘It was very nerve wracking’: Julian Lennon remembers his introduction to the Grammys

As the Grammy Awards return tonight, former best new artist nominee Julian Lennon looks back on his experience in 1986 — just after bursting onto the music scene with the release of his platinum debut Valotte.

Details emerging on new Fleetwood Mac album, tour with Christine McVie

Details emerging on new Fleetwood Mac album, tour with Christine McVie

Hawaii resident Mick Fleetwood has painted a more complete picture of how Christine McVie will be reintegrated back into Fleetwood Mac during an interview with the local Maui News.

‘Expect even more mellotron’: Inspired by King Crimson, Steven Wilson purchases classic instrument

‘Expect even more mellotron’: Inspired by King Crimson, Steven Wilson purchases classic instrument

Fans will remember that Steven Wilson borrowed a critical piece of old-school equipment from King Crimson’s Robert Fripp while recording a well-received solo album recently. Wilson liked that MkII mellotron so much, he’s ordered his own.

‘Still feels like the first time’: For Daryl Hall, some Hall and Oates songs never get old

‘Still feels like the first time’: For Daryl Hall, some Hall and Oates songs never get old

Success can bring its own challenges for a group like Hall and Oates, which notched an initial charttopper nearly four decades back. When boredom sets in on stage, however, Daryl Hall says there’s a simple solution.

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