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‘I wanted sex and money’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters admits he wasn’t always into such weighty issues

‘I wanted sex and money’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters admits he wasn’t always into such weighty issues

The inspiration that led to Pink Floyd projects like Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall has been endlessly dissected. People talk about modern isolation, departed bandmates, the scourge of war. Not quite.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.

‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour

‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour

Coming off an insanely good solo album called Terroir, Julie Slick is hoping to crowd-fund an East Coast tour for the newest project she’s involved with, called Springs. Already, her Kickstarter campaign has drawn 36 backers

‘The next day, I can’t talk’: As Rush retakes the road, Geddy Lee forced to build in downtime

To think, not long ago Rush was talking about slowing down. Instead, the group has issued a return-to-form concept album, launched a smash tour and earned long-awaited entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retirement? These guys?

Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner takes break from solo album to appear tonight with OHM

Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner takes break from solo album to appear tonight with OHM

Reedman Nik Turner of Hawkwind fame is making the most of his on-going trip to America, laying down tracks for new studio projects, making a series of appearances at SXSW and, tonight, appearing live with a former member of Megadeth.

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

Peter Banks launched his solo career in 1973 with an album called Two Side of Peter Banks. Now fans, stricken over his sudden death, can enjoy the other side of mourning: Celebrating the ex-Yes guitarist’s life.

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

In a newly unearthed talk, Pink Floyd co-founder Rick Wright offers fresh insights on Dark Side of the Moon during its 40th anniversary, and on the tangled relationships that eventually tore the group apart.

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

‘It’s a pretty amazing journey’: Despite ups and downs, Styx’s Chuck Panozzo just keeps on rocking

For original Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo, the journey has been worth every moment of adversity. Panozzo, who founded the band with sibling John and neighbor Dennis DeYoung more than 50 years ago, has seen Styx breakup and reform

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

John Wetton describes Sam Coulson’s arrival as the beginning of a new chapter for Asia — a less fussy, harder-hitting chapter. Coulson himself says Asia will likely have a heavier edge.

After weeks in limbo, original Yes guitarist Peter Banks is finally cremated

After weeks in limbo, original Yes guitarist Peter Banks is finally cremated

Peter Banks, after an impressive, fan-driven campaign to raise funds, has been cremated in a private ceremony at north London’s Golders Green Crematorium.