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‘Definitely a momentum killer’: Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

‘Definitely a momentum killer’: Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy’: David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy’: David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

This mismatched partnership generated far more headlines than actual music.

‘They don’t talk about it much’: John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

‘They don’t talk about it much’: John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969′s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.

‘The more user-friendly half’: Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

‘The more user-friendly half’: Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

Hagar takes pride in the musical legacy he’s recreating with Michael Anthony.

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

He says they walk a fine line between celebrating their past and moving forward.

‘We looked like ice cream men’: Jim McCarty laughs about the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments

‘We looked like ice cream men’: Jim McCarty laughs about the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments

The Yardbirds stalwart drummer blames this one on their “crazy manager.”

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

This is not how I want to remember a band that was so important in my life.

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

“We were so full of ourselves,” he says, “that we forgot why we started making music.”

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

More often than not, this amounts to prog for the easy-listening set.