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Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

The incredible perfectionism that went into Boston’s self-titled debut album back in 1976 amazed the ears of the general rock and pop fan base as well as most music critics everywhere.

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

The Beach Boys’ more recent interpersonal difficulties have been well documented, but Mike Love says the schism goes much further back — all the way to their hit-making heyday.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

Well, Lou Reed has passed away and now it is time to praise what has been scientifically determined to be the worst rock album of all time

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony says he was watching a news conference about the reformation of Van Halen like everyone else when he found out that he’d been replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen

Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go: ‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’

Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go: ‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’

With time comes nostalgia, for the way we want to remember things — rather, sometimes, than the way they actually were. Such is the case, Ian Gillan argues, with Deep Purple fans and Ritchie Blackmore.

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.

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