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Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

New Music Monday: North Mississippi Allstars, UB40, Dave Holland, Marc Bolan, Ed Roland, Steve Gadd

New Music Monday: North Mississippi Allstars, UB40, Dave Holland, Marc Bolan, Ed Roland, Steve Gadd

The North Mississippi Allstars invited friends and family over, yet their new album is anything but trapped in nostalgia. Meanwhile, UB40 has added a distinctive new element to its tried-and-true reggae method.

Keith Emerson, Glenn Hughes and Marc Bonilla – The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert (2013)

An intriguing (though, unfortunately, only partial) collaboration, The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert has certainly taken a circuitous route — having long appeared as a bootleg

‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door': Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago

‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door': Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago

Robert Lamm recently dismissed the idea. Peter Cetera has said he’s not interested in touring like they do. But Danny Seraphine, the long-gone original drummer, would still like to broker a reunion with Chicago.

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

In adding muscular horns to California Transit Authority, Danny Seraphine has fulfilled the promise of one of the best songs on CTA’s hard-grooving new release Sacred Ground: He’s come full circle.

California Transit Authority – Sacred Ground (2013)

California Transit Authority – Sacred Ground (2013)

It’s not just that Chicago doesn’t sound like old Chicago anymore. In fact, nobody does. Or, more correctly, nobody did. What’s left of the original band, having now issued just one original album since 1991, has been supplanted.

‘Not a weak spot on it': Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority returns, this time (yes!) with horns

‘Not a weak spot on it': Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority returns, this time (yes!) with horns

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1C_yIglFA&w=500&h=305] California Transit Authority, which boasts a throwback sound to leader Danny Seraphine’s co-founding stint in Chicago, didn’t feature horns at first. But all of that is about to change with its forthcoming new studio effort.

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend': Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend': Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

Ronnie Montrose would have been 65 on November 29, 2012, and former musical collaborators like Marc Bonilla say this first birthday without him is going to be particularly hard.

Something Else! Interview: Marc Bonilla, of the Keith Emerson Band

Something Else! Interview: Marc Bonilla, of the Keith Emerson Band

Despite having collaborated with him for years, in some ways Marc Bonilla is still that kid watching as Keith Emerson took the stage in Oakland for 1974’s Brain Salad Surgery tour with Emerson Lake and Palmer.

Keith Emerson – Three Fates Project (2012)

Keith Emerson – Three Fates Project (2012)

There is a visceral power in these recordings, as the Keith Emerson Band performs within this orchestral torrent — blending the keyboardist’s long-held passions for rock and classical, finally, in the most complete of ways.