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Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc&w=500&h=305] We stop today to remember those who left the world of music in 2012, from Dave Brubeck and Dick Clark to Levon Helm and Ronnie Montrose.

2012: Music Writing and the Return of Monoculture?

It seems that many year-end arts and music lists feature a kind of longing look back at the supposed “good old days.”

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

In 2012, readers flocked to a boisterous discussion on those times when the Beatles didn’t exactly impress.

‘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.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc&w=500&h=305] We’ve each already had our say, individually. Said our piece. Then came time to meet over the remnants of the egg nog and hammer out a consensus — before we go over the disc-al cliff into 2013.

‘A life changer in many ways': Assistant says the Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit recovering from throat, neck cancer

‘A life changer in many ways': Assistant says the Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit recovering from throat, neck cancer

Julie Freeman, assistant to Timothy B. Schmit, says the longtime Eagles bassist and vocalist has been diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. He’s already reportedly undergone surgery, and is recovering.

Something Else! sneak peek: Darondo featuring The Park, “2012” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzATAxmOPKk&w=560&h=315] It’s a song about a certain day. This day. December 21, 2012. William Pulliam, aka Darondo, is a soul and funk singer from the San Francisco Bay area who cut several sides in the early 70s, but only three singles were released.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jason Newsted, “Soldierhead” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqdCUkxHJ4&w=500&h=305] A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.

Nirvana bassist says he’d tour with Van Halen’s David Lee Roth; Dave Grohl counters: Wait, what?

Nirvana bassist says he’d tour with Van Halen’s David Lee Roth; Dave Grohl counters: Wait, what?

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, still apparently amped up about playing with Sir Paul McCartney during the 12-12-12 concert and on Saturday Night Live, has started thinking about other unlikely pairings. How about David Lee Roth?

‘We’ve had some great fun': Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

‘We’ve had some great fun': Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwoT9_StEfY&w=500&h=305] The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.