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Frazey Ford on Neil Young, D'Angelo, and More — Frazey Ford sees her two solo albums after departing from the Be Good Tanyas as very different works. The singer-songwriter, who had been one-third of the Vancouver, BC-based folk, country, and blues group, released her first solo album, Obadiah, in 2010 and followed with Indian Ocean four years later.

David Muse (Firefall) on Marshall Tucker Band, George Harrison, More — Article - The Boulder, Colorado, music scene bubbled over with talented musicians in the early to mid-1970s. Many became legends in local clubs in the stunningly beautiful city next to the Rocky Mountains, but one group - Firefall - captured the ears of the entire country.

Danny O'Keefe on Jeff Beck, Bob Dylan, and the NRA — One of America's most underrated songwriters, Danny O'Keefe has been creating albums for about 50 years. His most recent release, 2015's Light Leaves the West, shows he has not lost his touch and is one of the finest in his vast catalog.

Phil Campbell (The Temperance Movement) on the Stones, Black Crowes, More — The Temperance Movement can slow it down for some tasty ballads, but the British band makes no bones about what it does best: loud, bluesy rock and roll. "Our music and our attitude is rock and roll," says Glasgow-born lead singer Phil Campbell. "We love making noise and playing shows.

Jon Anderson of Yes on Springsteen, Nina Simone, and More — From the moment they met, Jon Anderson knew a musical collaboration with Roine Stolt would work. "When we first met two years ago, I knew we would speak the same musical language," the renowned former Yes lead singer tells me from his northern California studio.

Bruce Sudano on Donna Summer, Springsteen, the Zombies, and More — Bruce Sudano has been writing notable songs and playing in bands since the 1960s, but he may be more driven now than ever before. "I'm more inspired now than any other time in my life," says Sudano, who co-wrote a hit at age 20 with Tommy James and wrote songs for Donna Summer before marrying her in 1980.

What's the Best Concert Album of All Time? — Each week in this column a musician points to the best or most influential concert attended as a spectator. But what was the best concert album ever released? The unofficial crown may have rested for many years with the Last Waltz, The Band's "farewell" concert on Thanksgiving 1976 at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

Rev. Horton Heat, Iron Maiden, and More Slayed Murder by Death's Adam Turla — The psychobilly music and madness of the Reverend Horton Heat had a profound effect on Murder by Death's Adam Turla. "Touring with the Rev. Horton Heat was inspiring and humbling," says Turla, Murder by Death's vocalist and guitarist, about their joint 2007 tour.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Was Surprised by ZZ Top, More — Buffy Sainte-Marie became renowned in the 1960s as a folk musician, but today her musical path keeps evolving. On Thursday (June 30) in Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, Sainte-Marie will perform her songs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and she says her most recent album, 2015's Power in the Blood, is "a pretty rocking roller coaster."

Government continues to refine guidelines for creating more secure networks — Here's something companies, especially small and midsize organizations, should take more advantage of: The federal government continues to hone guidelines on how to become more mature about security. A recent example: the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued new guidance intended to help strengthen cybersecurity at banks, energy companies and other organizations critical to ...
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Jul 29, 2016

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