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Something Else! sneek peek: Neal Schon – The Calling (2012)

The presumed street date for Neal Schon’s forthcoming reunion album alongside former Journey bandmate Steve Smith is still some time away, with The Calling set for release on Oct. 23, 2012

Branford Marsalis Quartet – Four MFs Playin' Tunes (2012)

If you’ve often felt that saxophonist Branford Marsalis’ studio recordings failed to reflect the intensity and humor of his live appearances, this MF is for you.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra

News that Jeff Lynne is making a long-awaited return with both a studio album and a fresh examination of ELO’s greatest hits had us recalling some old favorites.

Gimme Five: Steve Lukather on Toto’s "Hold the Line," "Pamela," "Hydra," others

As Steve Lukather and Toto return for a series of concert dates, the celebrated guitarist stops by to explore a number of tracks from his time in the band

Best of July 2012: Reader picks include John Frusciante, Mike Keneally, the Beach Boys and Beatles

Offbeat new music from John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s fame and a new collaboration between Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally and XTC’s Andy Partridge ranked among the month’s big draws.

Gimme Five: Songs where Genesis, well, sucked

There was the Peter Gabriel era, the Phil Collins-led edition, and then that Ray Wilson album. We’re not getting into which one was better — only when Genesis didn’t quite live up to our expectations.

Desert Island Discs: Live Album Edition

Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.

Pat Travers – Blues on Fire (2012)

You wonder if Blind Lemon Jefferson saw anything like this coming: A set of double-barrelled, perfectly titled blues-rock (emphasis on the “rock”) reworkings of classic 1920s blues with brawny sense of modern menace.

Tony Savarino – Guitaresque (2012)

This is music made for summer, for never-ending afternoon dreamscapes followed by brilliant bursts of color as the sun dives behind the dunes.

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson, "Race to the End" (2012)

Jon Anderson has gotten into the spirit of the just-started Olympics, releasing a new song that combines the anthematic echoes of “Chariots of Fire” with his patented hope-streaked lyrics.