Al Schmitt in the studio

George Benson, Steve Perry and more pay tribute to late recording legend Al Schmitt

Schmitt, a 23-time Grammy nominee, is credited with recording countless hit records.
Judith Owens and Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen announce Christmas livestream in aid of UK and US...

The stream will support four causes in aid of musicians and venues.
Walter Becker

Walter Becker’s estate auction fetches over $3 million

The Steely Dan musician’s estate sold hundreds of guitars and amplifiers.
Donald Fagen

Watch: Steely Dan joined on stage by David Crosby at the Beacon Theatre

Watch: Steely Dan joined on stage by David Crosby at the Beacon Theatre

Walter Becker of Steely Dan’s guitars and amplifiers to be auctioned

The collection of Steely Dan's Walter Becker is set to go under the hammer in October, later this year. The multi-Grammy winning songwriter and...

Why you should steal from other guitarists

Not their gear, of course, but their licks. Copying the style of famous axe-slingers can be good practice—these guitarists explain how.
Songwriting melody

Songwriting 101: Start with the melody

Beginning a songwriting session by crafting a melody is more efficient than not, say these four guitarists.

Jon Herington Interview—Shining on the Road with Steely Dan

This interview was originally published in 2011. Since resuming recording and touring activities in 1993 after a 19-year hiatus from the road, Steely Dan has...


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