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‘How the mighty have fallen': Queensyche’s Geoff Tate reacts to vicious fans comments

Merciless abuse continues to be heaped on the current album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, as a new video compilation of withering fan insults surfaces — intercut with stunned reactions from Tate himself.

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues': Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues': Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

Roger Waters’ relationship with The Wall, which begins a European stadium tour in July, has continued to change over the years — and, in no small way, because he’s presenting it without the other members of Pink Floyd.

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed': Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed': Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

Steve Hackett’s celebrated return to his time with Genesis, both on a hit album and tour, has brought him closer than ever to classic prog-rock songs from the 1970s — but not to his old bandmates.

‘They don’t say a word': Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

‘They don’t say a word': Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

All of the reunion talk for Led Zeppelin, subsequent to their gala release of Celebration Day, seemed to center on the idea that Robert Plant wasn’t interested. Not true, says the erstwhile frontman.

‘It was short and sweet': Bill Wyman says he has no regrets about brief reunion with Rolling Stones

‘It was short and sweet': Bill Wyman says he has no regrets about brief reunion with Rolling Stones

Bassist Bill Wyman made a celebrated return to the Rolling Stones last year, as part of their 50th anniversary concert dates at London’s 02 Arena. But Wyman says he’s thrilled these days to get back to his working band, the Rhythm Kings.

‘A sense of betrayal': Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members

‘A sense of betrayal': Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members

Even Emerson Lake and Palmer, whose name would seemingly ensure that they wouldn’t become another in the progressive rock genre’s endlessly interchangeable bands, endured a memorable roster shift. Greg Lake says he still regrets it.

‘You can’t take it from me': Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

‘You can’t take it from me': Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

Peter Criss, who helped Kiss to its highest-ever charting single, continues to excoriate his former band for continuing with new members performing in the classic makeup that he and fellow founding member Ace Frehley originally wore.

‘I would be in that band if we could get along': Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

‘I would be in that band if we could get along': Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

As Sammy Hagar worked on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock, the former Montrose and Van Halen singer says he lit on the idea of presenting a set that moved through each of his hitmaking eras — with special guests to match.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Hat Too Flat” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“This Moody Bastard”) ||| ONWARD (“Little Kawai”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This detailed re-evaluation of Becker’s first solo record from the mid-90s gave me a better appreciation of the album, but there are some quirks I still can’t overcome and the whole of “Hat Too Flat” is one of them.

‘Joe will not allow us to keep the name': Glenn Hughes says split with Bonamassa ends Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes is not only confirming the breakup of Black Country Communion, but now says departing guitarist Joe Bonamassa is refusing to let the remaining members continue forward with the band name.