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‘You just don’t do that’: Steve Cropper’s biggest hit once became his biggest embarassment

‘You just don’t do that’: Steve Cropper’s biggest hit once became his biggest embarassment

Steve Cropper settled into the theater seats with his wife and another couple, ready to enjoy the new film American Graffiti in 1973. He had no idea what was about to happen next.

‘Musically, it’s a voyage’: Inside David Crosby’s long-awaited, surprising new album

‘Musically, it’s a voyage’: Inside David Crosby’s long-awaited, surprising new album

Over a career which saw him co-found both the Byrds and Crosby Still and Nash, David Crosby has been known for a certain low-fi sound. Even his most critically acclaimed effort away from those groups shared this homey feel.

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

Ex-Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle: ‘His legacy lives on’

Ex-Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle: ‘His legacy lives on’

Fergie Frederiksen, who fronted Toto for 1984’s Isolation and rebounded despite a cancer diagnosis to release two recent albums, has died

‘We’ve got the best of both worlds’: Success apart sparks Hall and Oates reunions

‘We’ve got the best of both worlds’: Success apart sparks Hall and Oates reunions

Hall and Oates, not long after their acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, got back to work — though, as has been increasingly the case lately, not together. Turns out, that strengthens their bond.

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Though it’s long been forgotten now, there was a CD-ROM component planned for Chicago’s shelved Stone of Sisyphus recording in the early 1990s — and it’s now surfaced online. Stream it here!

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

Arnel Pineda has recorded two albums of original music with Journey, dating back to 2008’s Revelation. Still, the bulk of the band’s legacy — and his performances — are rooted in the Steve Perry era.

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

‘Remember how sweet we were?’: New era of peace in Fleetwood Mac began with stern talk from Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, discussing her turbulent relationship inside and outside of Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey Buckingham, says: “We’re getting along probably better than we ever have.” There’s a reason for that.

Something Else! sneak peek: Sly 5th Ave, “Deme” from Akuma (2014)

Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II is a jazz saxophonist you should get very familiar with, especially once his debut album Akuma hits the streets on February 11. You don’t have to remember that name though, “Sly 5th Ave” will work just fine.

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen and Journey, is collaborating with Yes on its new studio album. Members of the group have uploaded photographs from the sessions — and a neon-shoed Baker appears in several.