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‘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.

The Friday Morning Listen: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

The Friday Morning Listen: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

In the approximately 40 years since I bought my first long-playing vinyl record-type album thing, a whole lot has changed about the way the average person consumes music. This is pretty obvious stuff.

‘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.

‘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.

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Paul Rodgers’ trip to Memphis to record his forthcoming Stax-stuffed Royal Sessions album quickly took on all of the religious overtones of a pilgrimage. That’s how strong his connection is with these R&B classics.

‘They didn’t understand’: Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

‘They didn’t understand’: Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

Roger McGuinn doesn’t have a problem with people calling the early Byrds efforts “folk rock.” Just don’t label later experiments like “Eight Miles High” as “psychedelic.” There’s more to them than that.

‘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.

‘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 opens up about leaving Journey

Gregg Rolie, in the space between two albums — 1977′s Next and 1978′s Infinity — went from fronting Journey to playing a secondary vocal role. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.