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‘The price of success was very high’: Remembering Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup

‘The price of success was very high’: Remembering Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup

GTR featured two of prog rock’s most recognizable guitarists. What could go wrong, right? Well, almost everything.

‘He was rather disappointed with me’: Retirement has split friendships in Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘He was rather disappointed with me’: Retirement has split friendships in Emerson Lake and Palmer

Carl Palmer says he hasn’t spoken to one of his bandmates in the wake of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s retirement. It was the drummer, after a long-awaited 2010 reunion, who put an end to things.

One Track Mind: Slayer, “Implode” (2014)

One Track Mind: Slayer, “Implode” (2014)

Wednesday night, Slayer made a surprise appearance to kick off the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with the debut of a new song, “Implode.”

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

A noticeable rebranding of Geoff Tate’s webpage indicates that a settlement in the legal battle for the rights to his old band’s name has been settled. The site now reads: “Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensryche.”

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” a bluesy retelling of Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono, between 2:30 and 9 p.m. on April 14, 1969 — and released it later that May. Was it, in fact, the worst Beatles song ever?

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.

‘Then they got the call’: Time Fades Away reissue was already pressed when Neil Young changed his mind

‘Then they got the call’: Time Fades Away reissue was already pressed when Neil Young changed his mind

Fans were understandably taken aback when Neil Young suddenly pulled Time Fades Away from the list of releases for Record Store Day, though they likely assumed he simply wanted to continue tinkering with the out-of-print 1973 live document.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast (1982)

I’ve always loved the six degrees of separation concept as it relates to my musical discoveries. The career of Joni Mitchell is a perfect example of that.

Built to Spill, Glen Hansard, Carl Broemel – Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One (2014)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of waning religious zeal and disco experimentation, the epoch of brilliant outtakes like “Blind Willie McTell” and lackluster releases like Down in the Groove.

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.