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Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck: Gimme Five

Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck: Gimme Five

A theory has emerged that Chicago never quite recovered from Peter Cetera’s departure. Here are five arguments to the contrary.

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Things I Miss The Most”) ||| ONWARD (“Godwhacker”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It would be easy to dismiss the song “Blues Beach” as “Hey Nineteen” lite.

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead’: Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead’: Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar’s retrospective tour inevitably brought him face to face again with his hitmaking tenure in Van Halen — and with another round of similarly inevitable questions about a reunion.

‘It’s always been a bee in my bonnet’: Geddy Lee explains why Rush returned to Vapor Trails

‘It’s always been a bee in my bonnet’: Geddy Lee explains why Rush returned to Vapor Trails

For Rush’s Geddy Lee, the opportunity to get back into the studio in advance of Vapor Trails, after all that Neil Peart had been through, was its own reward.

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

When Robert Fripp announced that he was re-starting King Crimson after a lengthy period away, guitarist Adrian Belew wasn’t part of the new lineup. Now Belew, a member for some 32 years, is speaking out.

‘They are flogging a dead horse’: Pink Floyd questions return as Roger Waters ends tour of The Wall

‘They are flogging a dead horse’: Pink Floyd questions return as Roger Waters ends tour of The Wall

As Roger Waters wraps up a solo tour of The Wall that’s been going since 2010, the question becomes: What next? A new album? Almost assuredly. A reunion with the surviving members of Pink Floyd? Well …

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.

Sting – The Last Ship (2013)

Sting – The Last Ship (2013)

The shame of it, really, is that Sting’s still-resonant pop smarts are often subsumed on The Last Ship, his first proper album in a decade, by its High Concept beginnings as a theatrical production.

‘I was, like, are you insane?’: Mitch Malloy on winning, then losing, Van Halen frontman job

For a moment in 1996, Mitch Malloy was poised to become Van Halen’s third lead singer. In fact, he was certain he had the job. Then, all of a sudden, Extreme’s Gary Cherone took over instead.

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