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Jeff Porcaro: A Special Salute

By Robyn Flans Modern Drummer On August 5,1992, incredibly, we lost drummer Jeffrey Porcaro to a heart attack. Even as I write the words, it seems inconceivable. To those who knew him, the pain of his loss is excruciating. Jeff was one of the most vibrant, vital people on the face of the earth. His […]

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The Drummers of Steely Dan

By Ken Micaleff Modern Drummer Between 1972 and 1980, Steely Dan produced some of the most searing and bitter pop music ever recorded. With scathing lyrics delivered by Donald Fagen’s pungent vocals, he and partner Walter Becker’s music chronicled the feelings of many who passed through young adulthood during the 1970s. At times cynical and oddly […]

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Rock & Soul Revue: High-class Nostalgia

By Steve Morse Boston Globe MANSFIELD, Mass. — Welcome to a concert that echoed a high school variety show, only on a much smoother, more elegant level. Welcome to the New York Rock & Soul Revue — a snappy traveling corps of musicians from Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, leavened with solo artists Boz […]

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Steely Dan Founders Get Juices Flowing

By Chicago Tribune For Steely Dan fans, it’s been a drought of biblical proportions: 12 years and counting without any new music from one of the more innovative bands of the 1970s. There have been no albums from either of Steely Dan’s founding members, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, since 1982, when Mr. Fagen released […]

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The rise and fall (and rise again) of Steely Dan

By Greg Kot Chicago Tribune For Steely Dan fans, it’s been a drought of biblical proportions: 12 years and counting without any new music from one of the more innovative bands of the 1970s. There have been no albums from either of Steely Dan’s founding members, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, since 1982, when Fagen […]

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Steely Dan, Scaggs, Snow Find New Life

By Steve Morse Boston Globe Remember when rock ‘n’ roll used to be such sheer fun that it didn’t matter what clothes you wore, what hairstyle you had, what record label you were on, what video you made, what agency you were with? Or what chameleon image you had this year as opposed to last? Those […]

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Jeff “Skunk” Baxter online interview, on America Online

OnlineHost: Your attending Emcee for this event is Greg N. Good evening and welcome to a special event sponsored by RockLink located in the Lifestyles area of the service. Tonight Center Stage presents Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. This is your opportunity to learn what it’s like to work […]

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Metal Leg 20 – April 1992

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Metal Leg 19 – January 1992

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Ex-Dan Man Fagen Relaxes for ‘Revue’

By Gary Graff Detroit Free Press When Donald Fagen began popping up a few years ago at assorted New York nightspots, heads turned and ears perked up. As half of the late and lamented ’70s group Steely Dan, Mr. Fagen was hardly what you would call a road rat. In fact, the band had stopped […]

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