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WTF?! Wednesdays: Rhys Chatham, “Bass Flute Study 21iv14 V02″ (2014)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Rhys Chatham, “Bass Flute Study 21iv14 V02″ (2014)

Composer/guitarist/trumpet player Rhys Chatham is perhaps most well-known for his early guitar-based aggressions, particularly the sonic wall of sound that was “Drastic Classicism.”

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

A noticeable rebranding of Geoff Tate’s webpage indicates that a settlement in the legal battle for the rights to his old band’s name has been settled. The site now reads: “Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensryche.”

‘Never thought this was going to happen’: Toto begins tour ahead of concert release, long-awaited new album

‘Never thought this was going to happen’: Toto begins tour ahead of concert release, long-awaited new album

A completely rejuvenated Toto begins its 2014 tour in Japan this week, even as a new concert film is set for release. They’re continuing work on a studio project too, the band’s first since 2006.

‘I’ve reached my 70th year’: Keith Emerson ponders retirement, dimming hopes for an ELP reunion

‘I’ve reached my 70th year’: Keith Emerson ponders retirement, dimming hopes for an ELP reunion

Forget an Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion. Is this actually the last we’re going to see of Keith Emerson — period? The legendary progger is hinting at a retirement from the stage

Billy Sherwood – Divided By One (2014)

Billy Sherwood – Divided By One (2014)

After a long series of post-9/11 explorations into the darkness that’s invaded our lives, from within and from without, Billy Sherwood seems to have found the light at the end of the tunnel on the more approachable Divided by One

‘You never get over that’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still coming to grips with loss of Davy Jones

‘You never get over that’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still coming to grips with loss of Davy Jones

The two-year anniversary of Davy Jones’ sudden death has passed, but his long-time Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz says he’s still coming to grips with losing his treasured friend.

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

Harvey Mason’s upcoming debut on the Concord Music label puts the iconic session drummer squarely into his old jazz-funk environs where he made a name for himself back in the 1970s.

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

As Glenn Frey makes another run of History of the Eagles shows, more than six years after the group’s most recent album of original songs, the question of boredom begins to creep in. Not for Frey.

Eric Clapton – Behind the Sun (1985; 2014 SACD reissue)

Eric Clapton – Behind the Sun (1985; 2014 SACD reissue)

Often overlooked, widely misunderstood and generally derided, Behind the Sun might not be the first album you’d picture for a deluxe Steve Hoffman mastering to Audio Fidelity SACD. But, really, that’s the magic of this particular reissue — the way it challenges your expectations, even your memory.

‘There’s the guy!’: Bruce Springsteen on his chance meeting with fan from Springsteen and I

‘There’s the guy!’: Bruce Springsteen on his chance meeting with fan from Springsteen and I

For Bruce Springsteen, the recent documentary Springsteen and I offered an opportunity to glimpse inside the world of some of his most ardent followers. And, in at least one instance, to meet a surprised fan who was featured in the film.