Welcome to the Steely Dan Reader, formerly called the Steely Dan Internet Resource. This site is home to four decades of interviews, profiles and concert reviews of Steely Dan and its founders, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. We also maintain the text archives of Metal Leg, the great newsletter that from 1987 through 1994 was pretty much the only place to keep up with the band as it slept.
Created on Nov. 23, 1995, this site’s only purpose is to share information about the band with its friends and fans. This is not a commercial site; we have never run advertising and we do not charge readers to visit. We are not associated with the band or its members, though we own all of their titles in a wide variety of formats.
If you are aware of an article about the Dan that you don’t see published on this site, let us know so we can share it with others. If you are a copyright holder and object to your story or photo being published here, we would be happy to link to your stories, photos, videos, etc., on your own site. Just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Special thanks for support to longtime friend and fellow addict Jim McKay, whose Dandom.com Blue Book and Facebook page are the places to exchange bons mots with fellow Dan fans, and to Pete Fogel, the former editor of the late great Metal Leg newsletter, who, way back in the early days of the web gave permission to archive the publication. Pete has created a historical Steely Dan photo album for the web at his own site.