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Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker's Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership

Donald Fagen’s attempt to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker’s absence has run into a road block. Walter’s widow Delia Becker apparently petitioned to become an officer of the incorporated Steely Dan partnership in a letter dated just days after his sudden death; she also demanded 50 percent ownership. Fagen says that the Becker family

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Hospitalized with Heart Problems

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been hospitalized after suffering unspecified heart problems, and as a result has been forced to cancel an upcoming United States tour with his new group Day of Errors. Happily, Ward reports that he is “OK and in good recovery at this time.” However, the seven December west coast

Colin Stetson pushes his lungs to the limit on new song “The Rain Like Curses”: Stream

Photo by Peter Gannushkin Avant garde multireedist Colin Stetson is the latest musician featured in Adult Swim’s year-long Singles Program. His submission is an experimental track called “The Rain Like Curses”. The 10-minute song features Stetson pushing his lungs to the limit with a contraband clarinet solo that was recorded live without any overdubs or

Album Review: Morrissey – Low in High School

On the November 16th episode of Sarah Silverman’s new Hulu show, I Love You, America, the actress and comedian inserted a monologue prior to the opening that addressed her friend, and fellow comedian, Louis C.K’s career-long string of masturbatory assaults. Why is this fact opening a Morrissey review, you ask? Well, because during Silverman’s monologue,

Malcolm Young's Final Years

Even before AC/DC concluded their Black Ice tour on June 28, 2010 in Bilbao, Spain, they were aware that there was a problem with founder Malcolm Young’s health. As his brother Angus said in November 2014, Malcolm had issues with memory and concentration since before they started work on their 2008 album, but he was

AC/DC's Cheap Trick Connection: Malcolm Young Was the 'Main Man'

For Cheap Trick legend Bun E. Carlos, the late AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young ranks among the best of rock’s best. “All of us thought Malcolm was the main man in the band,” Carlos said in an exclusive interview on the day Young’s death was announced. “His guitar peers were Chuck Berry, John Lennon and

King Crimson's Jakko Jakszyk: No Lineup Compares to This One

King Crimson have never not been interesting. Since forming in 1969, Robert Fripp has led the band threw various incarnations. Musicians have come and gone from the lineup over the years, but with each edition, Fripp has made sure the band has retained a certain spirit that can be traced back to its roots. King Crimson are now touring