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‘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.

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

Levon Helm, who died on April 19, 2012, continues to serve as a source of inspiration to those who knew him — principally through his recordings, both with and without the Band. Then, there were those who spent time with him personally — sidemen, collaborators and family.

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

E Street Band member Nils Lofgren admits that their induction last week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a bittersweet experience — because it came too late for fellow long-time Bruce Springsteen collaborators Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici.

‘All of it blended together’: Garth Hudson remembers the Band’s beginnings ahead of London Music Hall of Fame induction

‘All of it blended together’: Garth Hudson remembers the Band’s beginnings ahead of London Music Hall of Fame induction

Garth Hudson receives a rare moment of individual recognition this weekend, as the endlessly inventive co-founding multi-instrumentalist in the Band is inducted this weekend into the London Music Hall of Fame.

‘It’s just going to be magical’: Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion

‘It’s just going to be magical’: Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion

For Neal Schon, the chance to connect again with childhood mentor Carlos Santana has been more than a musical journey: The Santana band reunion has been an emotional one, too.

Something Else! Interview: Jazz singer Barb Jungr

Something Else! Interview: Jazz singer Barb Jungr

Singer Barb Jungr is enjoying herself lately. With trips, tours and events, she is kept very busy. One important reason is she is in possession of something a lot of people want: her voice.

‘Things, for a while, were not looking good’: For UK jazz scene, a bold return to vibrancy

‘Things, for a while, were not looking good’: For UK jazz scene, a bold return to vibrancy

Not so long ago, the UK jazz scene looked like it was in trouble. Audience numbers were dwindling and it became harder for musicians to get gigs, especially for those new on the scene.

Something Else! Interview: Double bassist John Edwards finds inspiration everywhere

Something Else! Interview: Double bassist John Edwards finds inspiration everywhere

John Edwards, who has played with many musicians as well as had his own bands and projects, is an extraordinary bass player. He grew up in Hounslow, west London, with an older brother who played drums. John would listen and think: “I’d like to do that.”

Something Else! Interview: Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner on science fiction, Slick Aguilar, and a concert on Mars

Something Else! Interview: Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner on science fiction, Slick Aguilar, and a concert on Mars

An abiding passion for science fiction led Paul Kantner to transform his psychedelic 1960s-era Jefferson Airplane into Jefferson Starship over the subsequent decade — and it still guides his stewardship of the band today.

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.