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‘The major rip-off of all time’: The Police’s Andy Summers is still fuming over Puff Daddy sample

‘The major rip-off of all time’: The Police’s Andy Summers is still fuming over Puff Daddy sample

Imagine guitarist Andy Summers’ surprise when he heard his iconic riff from the Police’s “Every Breath You Take” for the first time as part of a Puff Daddy song — on his kid’s radio.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Ain’t Got You” (1987)

This isn’t going to be pretty. It will, however, be honest… It’s not in my nature to just toss up my hands at a challenge, which is what I almost did when presented with the twelve songs of Tunnel Of Love.

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Criticizing Van Halen for the times it were too corny or over-the-top almost feels disingenuous. After all, the band’s legend was founded on their blend of dizzying virtuosity with pervy jokester asides.

‘It might take people to the wrong areas’: Geoff Downes on what happens when you search for ‘Asia XXX’

‘It might take people to the wrong areas’: Geoff Downes on what happens when you search for ‘Asia XXX’

Whether it was intended or not, Asia did much to thwart internet piracy by naming its new album XXX.

‘They’ve just gone and f***ed it up completely!!!’: Peter Frampton had a Facebook meltdown last night

‘They’ve just gone and f***ed it up completely!!!’: Peter Frampton had a Facebook meltdown last night

We’ve all struggled to get something to post to Facebook. Same thing happened to Peter Frampton overnight. Unlike us, however, he has more than 640,000 followers, and they got a front-row seat for the online rant that followed.

Desert Island Discs: Guilty Pleasures Edition

Desert Island Discs: Guilty Pleasures Edition

Proof that every one’s guilty pleasure is their own: We reached almost no consensus on this particular version of Desert Island Discs, with only the Carpenters, the Electric Light Orchestra, Hall and Oates and Olivia Newton-John garnering more than one mention.

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Roger Waters has a different feeling about playing stadiums, several decades after presenting his original production of The Wall with Pink Floyd some 29 times in 1980.

Something Else! Interview: Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder

Something Else! Interview: Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder

If Eagles fans felt a certain familiarity about the soaring guitar heard last Sunday on Showtime’s “Homeland” series, here’s why: The November 11, 2012 episode featured the lead single from former guitarist Don Felder’s new solo project

‘It’s not resentment’: Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

‘It’s not resentment’: Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

Police guitarist Andy Summers says he was careful not to paint too rosy a picture of the band’s often-tumultuous rise to fame in his new documentary “Can’t Stand Losing You,” but that doesn’t mean he was trying to take frontman Sting to task.

‘Sartorial choices like these don’t just happen’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth pokes fun at his own wardrobe

‘Sartorial choices like these don’t just happen’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth pokes fun at his own wardrobe

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, in the new episode of his online program “Roth TV,” pokes fun at his own 1980s-era sartorial choices — adding commentary to the over-the-top video for his No. 12 hit “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody.”