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‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

The torrid passion between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks has been both the blessing (you’ve heard of Rumours, right?) and the curse of Fleetwood Mac.

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

Even as the Eagles neared the height of fame, before 1976′s Hotel California, they were already teetering on the edge of a fiery burnout.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Country Poem” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Country Poem” (1979)

Pat Metheny has spoken many times about his “voice,” and obviously that voice comes in many flavors — from the hollow body guitar, the various acoustics, the Red One, the Pikasso, the Orchestrion.

‘That’s the band I want’: Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

‘That’s the band I want’: Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Too often, Levon Helm is framed by his country-fried howl, but there was always more to his art — more to his voice, to his persona, to his life.

‘I’m interested in other styles’: Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis

‘I’m interested in other styles’: Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis

For Genesis alum Steve Hackett, 2013 was a year of loving looks back, and long-overdue recognition. He’ll spend the new year building on those successes with new music.

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

For Joey Molland, continuing forward under the Badfinger banner has been both a blessing — all of his other classic-era bandmates are dead — and a curse. Questions about where the money goes these days linger.

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt gained some of her earliest national exposure working with Neil Young, singing backup on his lone No. 1 single in 1972, after her own solo debut flopped, and serving as his warm-up act in 1974. Not that it always went all that well.

‘Let’s tell you the truth’: Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’

‘Let’s tell you the truth’: Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’

Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1978 album Love Beach has been universally derided for its period-piece yacht-rock cover. Keith Emerson is ready to come to its defense.