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Steve Cropper talks about his role in the founding of Derek and the Dominos: ‘I’ll have your ticket there tomorrow’

Steve Cropper talks about his role in the founding of Derek and the Dominos: ‘I’ll have your ticket there tomorrow’

Steve Cropper is known for his work with Booker T. and the MGs, Otis Redding and the Blues Brothers Band.

Something Else! sneak peek: Keb Mo, “The Old Me Better” from BluesAmericana (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Keb Mo, “The Old Me Better” from BluesAmericana (2014)

If you need any indication of how comfortable bluesman Keb Mo is, two decades after his well-regarded debut, look no further than the advance track from his forthcoming album BluesAmericana.

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

Warren Haynes learned a lot about one of his fellow performers at Love for Levon, the concert celebration of the life and music of the Band’s Levon Helm.

After Deep Purple tour, Steve Morse to focus on Flying Colors: ‘We’re working on it’

Deep Purple’s tour behind the well-received What Now?! continues into April through Europe, but thereafter look for new music from guitarist Steve Morse’s other band, Flying Colors.

Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic: ‘It was a joy’

Vintage Yoko Ono film helped Kevin Godley make Beatles video magic: ‘It was a joy’

Twenty years ago, director (and 10cc co-founder) Kevin Godley was approached about constructing a video for the reunited Beatles. The challenge was to craft something fresh from so many old things.

Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’: ‘Someone was thinking about you’

Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’: ‘Someone was thinking about you’

As the celebrations marking 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America reach a fever pitch, Julian Lennon remembers their legacy — and his role in it.

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

Brian May talks about a cache of unreleased Queen tracks that he discovered — and what it’s been like hearing the group, then still a four piece, working at the peak of its powers.

‘I’m just pinching myself’: A key assist from Daryl Hall helped INXS to early success

The first charttopping hit single for INXS in their native Australia was pushed along by a key contribution from Daryl Hall — who arrived at the suggestion of producer Nile Rodgers, INXS’ Andrew Farris explains.

‘I never laughed as much in my life!’: Jon Anderson on Yes’ inspirational role in Spinal Tap

During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.

‘We did not expect this’: Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

Styx, Foreigner and the Eagles’ Don Felder didn’t just announce a blockbuster summer tour this week. They’ve also recorded a new collaborative version of “Hotel California,” and they’re thrilled with the results.

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