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Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Five albums in five years were enough for the Pixies to become a legend. They were role models for Nirvana, but even David Bowie — the old master himself — praised them as the best band of the 1980s.

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

For Joey Molland, continuing forward under the Badfinger banner has been both a blessing — all of his other classic-era bandmates are dead — and a curse. Questions about where the money goes these days linger.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Great Pagoda Of Funn”) ||| ONWARD (“The Night Belongs To Mona”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Maybe Donald Fagen’s Morph the Cat is better than I remember; I still feel that the production is dry

‘Everybody was at their worst’: Lindsey Buckingham on the difficult birth of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’

‘Everybody was at their worst’: Lindsey Buckingham on the difficult birth of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’

That Fleetwood Mac’s “Big Love” has survived into another century’s playlists is its own kind of miracle, as far removed as author Lindsey Buckingham is from this late-1980s hit.

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

Bob Dylan fans will remember the news of his lastest studio effort broke when recent sideman David Hidalgo mentioned it in the media. Now, the Los Lobos co-founder says his relationship with Dylan may be broken.

‘Some college kid writes that stuff’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

‘Some college kid writes that stuff’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

Don’t get Kiss’ Gene Simmons started on Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online reference site. Wait, on second thought: Do. Do get him started. The results are hilarious.

‘Hey, it’s all about me’: Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

‘Hey, it’s all about me’: Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

Sammy Hagar says he has nothing against Wolfgang Van Halen. Still, he can’t understand why David Lee Roth would participate in a partial Van Halen reunion without fellow founding member Michael Anthony.

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?’: Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?’: Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

Mitch Malloy has released a number of albums since his self-titled 1992 debut, even while fashioning a career as a mixer and mastering engineer with Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and others.

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.

‘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’: David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when the tour hit Nashville, Tennessee on November 16, 1978. Then, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.