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Donald Fagen Talks Full-Album Shows

By Alex Biese Asbury Park Press Steely Dan is getting ready to do it again. For the sixth year, the Grammy-winning jazz/rock combo led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will be in residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City staring Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members will […]

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The Band Still Mixes it up After All These Years

By Rozanna M. Martinez Journal Staff Writer Albuquerque, NM — Playing for Steely Dan for about 15 years never gets routine, according to the band’s guitarist Jon Herington. The band always finds ways to switch it up during live shows even though some Steely Dan classics were written so well that Herington sometimes prefers to keep […]

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Herington Looks Back at 15 Years

By Robert Ham Special to The Oregonian PORTLAND, Oregon — Until 1999, Jon Herington had been living the life of most well regarded but little known guitar players. The New Jersey native was grabbing gigs in studios and in clubs where he could get them, playing in the backing band for Broadway musicals, and teaching […]

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Icon: Donald Fagen

By Dylan Jones GQ Magazine – UK As one half of Steely Dan, Donald Fagen was responsible for what many consider to be one of the greatest albums ever made, 1977’s jazz-infused masterpiece, Aja. With a career that has seen him veer from rock stardom to pathological secrecy, via long periods of inactivity, Fagen remains one of the […]

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Donald Fagen Just ‘Being Honest’ in New Book

In new book Donald Fagen lets his thoughts roam- and they’re not all kind By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune Donald Fagen of the band Steely Dan has a new book and tour diary, Eminent Hipsters. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune) Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs […]

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Q&A: Steely Dan Aims to Reel in Audience

By Kevin Coffey World-Herald OMAHA — Steely Dan, known for songs such as “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Hey Nineteen,” will perform at the Orpheum Theater. Before the band made its way to Omaha, we talked to band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker about their songwriting style. The World-Herald: A lot of the stuff […]

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The (Botched) Interview of a Lifetime

Tim Woodward hoped this stylish license plate purse could help him score a personal interview with Steely Dan. This Idaho journalist is 0 for 3 when it comes to meeting his musical heroes. By Tim Woodward Idaho Statesman My original plan for today’s column was to interview Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan, […]

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Becker, Fagen Display Their ‘Mood Swings’

By Kevin C. Johnson The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker took a break from rehearsals last month for a free-wheeling conversation with the media via teleconference. The guys were promoting “Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day Tour,” which comes to the Peabody Opera House on Monday. […]

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Steely Dan Sells Out Red Butte, But Try Getting a Straight Answer

By David Burger The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — Steely Dan is bringing its “Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day” tour to Red Butte Garden Saturday, and the name of the tour sounds apt for a band that takes it name from a dildo. While the jazz-rock tandem of Walter Becker and Donald […]

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Steely Dan Swinging Some Good Mood on Tour

By Gary Graff The Oakland Press Mood Swings 2013: 8 Miles To Pancake Day is not a conventional name for a tour. So, as you might imagine, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan don’t have a conventional answer for how it came to be. “Mood Swings, that was the easy part,” says Fagen, […]

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