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John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

Released on March 15, 1986, “Sara” was the second of three clustered, mid-1980s No. 1 hit singles for Starship — but one that’s held up much better.

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier has a Something Else! Sitdown with producer, bass player, composer and multi-instrumentalist Leslie Johnson.

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

When Gary Wright’s ‘The Dream Weaver’ was certified gold on March 8, 1976, it solidified George Harrison’s importance as a collaborator and confidant.

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

We’re celebrating the late George Harrison’s birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his post-Beatles years.

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Released this week in 1971, ‘The Yes Album’ was their big-bang moment, a project where the full scope of Yes’ genius began to take shape.

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake looks back on King Crimson’s classic debut, which rose to the band’s highest-ever album chart position today in 1970.

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

Geoff Downes discusses the deeper complexities of “Video Killed the Radio Star” ahead of a planned Buggles reunion with Trevor Horn.

Genesis’ Anthony Phillips on debut album reissue: ‘Those, for me, were the good times’

Genesis’ Anthony Phillips on debut album reissue: ‘Those, for me, were the good times’

Having originally left because he wasn’t interested in Genesis’ ever-more-aggressive touring schedule, Anthony Phillips remains steadfastly solo.