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John Wetton’s complex relationship with a signature Asia tune: ‘American guys went: Yes!’

John Wetton’s complex relationship with a signature Asia tune: ‘American guys went: Yes!’

John Wetton admits that ‘Alpha,’ released on July 26, 1983, contained “one of the most identifiable Asia songs.” But he struggles with its message today.

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was more than a great cause for Hall and Oates. It was, as John Oates tells us, a chance to “come full circle.”

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Sitdown

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Sitdown

Preston Frazier caught up with Lucas Lee to talk about ‘Normalcy Bias,’ plans for a follow up, his musical beginnings and albums that inspired him.

What About Bob Dylan?: The Lost 1986 Tom Petty / Mike Campbell Interview

What About Bob Dylan?: The Lost 1986 Tom Petty / Mike Campbell Interview

Bill DeYoung caught up with Tom Petty during his fertile collaborative period with Bob Dylan, but most of their talk went unpublished. Until now.

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Emerson Lake and Palmer put out nine studio efforts, but there’s one Greg Lake keeps coming back to – the one that arrived just as ELP “grew up.”

Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

‘Steve McQueen,’ released this month in 1985, should’ve hurtled Prefab Sprout to fame in MTV-era America. Instead, they remained curiously anonymous.

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Released in June of 1986, Emerson Lake and Powell represented a brawny, 1980s-era update of the old ELP sound — courtesy in part of a different drummer whose name also happened to begin with P. Seems Carl Palmer, co-founder with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, became unavailable due to contractual obligations with his other bandRead More

Marty Walsh, former Supertramp guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Marty Walsh, former Supertramp guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Perhaps best known for a stint in Supertramp, Marty Walsh is a do-anything sessions guitarist you’ve heard – even if you don’t think you’ve heard of him.