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'One chance to pull it off': Adrian Belew on his thunderous Metropole experiment

Adrian Belew, coming off a fascinating collaborative effort with the Metropole Orkest, is set to revisit his celebrated tenure with King Crimson on an upcoming summer tour.

Something Else! Interview: Joel Larson, co-founder of the Grass Roots

Drummer Joel Larson, a founding member of the Grass Roots, isn’t part of the group’s current line up — but he was on board for their most memorable accomplishments

'An incredible honor for me': Steve Lukather set to tour with Beatles hero Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather, tirelessly active even after 35 years in the business, is rehearsing for upcoming 2012 tours with Ringo Starr and Toto, even as he works on a new studio recording.

Something Else! Interview: Neal Doughty, of REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon is gearing up for a new round of dates as part of the ongoing Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express tour, and founding keyboardist Neal Doughty couldn’t be happier.

Chad Wackerman on the legacy of Frank Zappa, and a stirring new jazz-rock project

May 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of drummer Chad Wackerman’s studio debut with Frank Zappa on Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Wackerman would eventually appear on some two dozen Zappa recordings

Something Else! Interview: Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds

Something Else! Interview: Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds

May 24 marks the sad anniversary of the passing of Byrds cofounder Gene Clark, whose early death couldn’t overshadow a remarkable stint as the band’s principal songwriter in the mid-1960s.

'Stuff happens and you learn from it': John Wetton talks King Crimson – then and now

Before he transitioned back into the role of frontman of Asia with this week’s new single “Face on the Bridge,” John Wetton took some time to talk about his earlier association with King Crimson.

‘Always discovering new directions’: Steve Smith celebrates 30 years of Vital Information

Even while he was still a member of the platinum-era edition of Journey, Steve Smith began making his way back to jazz.

Something Else! Interview: Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour

Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana.

Something Else! Interview: James "JY" Young, co-founder of Styx

“I’ll be darn,” guitarist James “JY” Young says with a chuckle when told that Styx garnered praise recently from Rolling Stone