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One Track Mind: Asia, “Valkyrie” from Gravitas (2014)

One Track Mind: Asia, “Valkyrie” from Gravitas (2014)

Once the proposed title for the first album from this new iteration of Asia, “Valkyrie” finds John Wetton fashioning an epic tale of struggle and of redemption — something that couldn’t be further away from the compact pop of signature hits like “Heat of the Moment.”

Something Else! sneak peek: Red Dragon Cartel, “Feeder” from Red Dragon Cartel (2014)

Since the death of vocalist Ray Gillen and the end of Badlands, we haven’t heard much from Jake E. Lee.

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

The legendarily picky guitarist Tom Scholz is back with that rarest of things — new music from Boston. Life, Love and Hope even includes reworked songs from the group’s most recent studio effort

Something Else! sneak peek: Little River Band, “The Lost and the Lonely” from Cuts like a Diamond (2013)

The Little River Band returns with a new song devoted to our armed forces, part of the group’s first non-holiday album of songs in 2006. Cuts like a Diamond is due in August from Frontiers Records.

Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon (2013)

Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon (2013)

For those Deep Purple and Rainbow fans who’ve struggled to come to grips with Ritchie Blackmore’s turn toward ren-faire folkism with Blackmore’s Night, Dancer and the Moon might just provide the perfect entry point.

Something Else! sneak peek: Fergie Frederiksen, “Last Battle Of My War” from Any Given Moment (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Fergie Frederiksen, “Last Battle Of My War” from Any Given Moment (2013)

Fergie Frederiksen is the living embodiment of the old saw: If you’re going through hell, keep going. Rather than wallowing in any kind of pity, much less anger, the former Toto frontman is charging headlong into a hopeful future

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Perhaps, given its vintage, it’s no surprise that Armchair Theatre seems to owe so much to Lynne’s participation in the Traveling Wilburys, along with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom (2001; 2013 reissue)

This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.

Something Else! sneak peek: Three bonus tracks from Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre, ELO’s Zoom reissues

Something Else! sneak peek: Three bonus tracks from Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre, ELO’s Zoom reissues

Can’t wait for forthcoming expanded reissues of Jeff Lynne’s 1990 solo album Armchair Theatre and the Electric Light Orchestra’s 2001 release Zoom? Sample three bonus tracks from the April 19, 2013 releases here.

‘I do want to get out there’: Journey’s Neal Schon cooking up plans for special solo tour

‘I do want to get out there’: Journey’s Neal Schon cooking up plans for special solo tour

Neal Schon issued his seventh project away from Journey late in 2012, and he already has another one on the way — and, perhaps, a solo tour, as well.