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Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Do It Again”

When Steely Dan's guitarist/co-songwriter Walter Becker passed away last Sunday, most of the remembrances -- including the one from his cohort in sly yet yearning
Nate Patrin | September 7, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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Don’t Keep Forgetting: How Michael McDonald Escaped Punchline Status

For a long time, the Doobie Brothers have felt like kind of a joke: the type of band it's easy to imagine namechecked in the…
Nate Patrin | March 9, 2017 - 11:16 am

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NYC Street To Be Named After Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

Walter Becker passed away last year, but he's about to be memorialized forever in his Queens hometown. A section of the street where the Steely…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2018 - 10:36 am

Donald Fagen Discusses The Future Of Steely Dan In First Interview Since Walter Becker’s Death

Donald Fagen has given his first in-depth interview since the death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker back in September. On Rolling Stone's Music Now…
Peter Helman | December 19, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Walter Becker’s Estate Says Donald Fagen Initiated Steely Dan Lawsuit

A sad, shitty story continues. Last week, just a couple of months after the death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, Donald Fagen filed a
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2017 - 9:39 am

Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate

Steely Dan lead singer Donald Fagen is suing the estate of his longtime bandmate Walter Becker in an effort to keep the band's name and…
Ashley Cullins / The Hollywood Reporter | November 21, 2017 - 6:22 pm

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died From An “Extremely Aggressive Form” Of Esophageal Cancer

Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker died in September, but no cause of death was reported at the time. Now, a couple months later,…
James Rettig | November 15, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Watch Steely Dan Play “Book Of Liars” In Tribute To Walter Becker

Steely Dan just embarked on their first tour since the recent death of co-founder Walter Becker, and as a little tribute, Donald Fagen and co.
Peter Helman | October 18, 2017 - 8:40 pm

Donald Fagen Cancels Solo Dates Due To Illness

Just a week after the death of Walter Becker, his partner in Steely Dan, Donald Fagen has cancelled four solo dates due to an undisclosed…
Jordan Sargent / Spin | September 14, 2017 - 10:08 am

Steely Dan Announce First Tour Since Walter Becker’s Death

A little more than a week ago, Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died at the age of 67. In a statement after Becker's death, his…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker Of Steely Dan

Of the many musicians who have passed through Steely Dan's ranks and worked with the late Walter Becker, Michael McDonald is among the most celebrated.
Gary Graff / Billboard | September 7, 2017 - 6:23 pm

Watch Walter Becker’s Final Concert With Steely Dan

Steely Dan’s most high-profile gigs of the summer were at the Classic East and Classic West all-star classic-rock festivals, opening for The Eagles. But guitarist-cofounder…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | September 6, 2017 - 3:21 pm

Watch Beck Pay Tribute To Steely Dan’s Walter Becker In Detroit

Beck may not be the first artist you'd expect to cover Steely Dan, but he was among the first to pay tribute, musically, to the…
Gary Graff / Billboard | September 4, 2017 - 11:02 am

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead At 67

Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker died Sunday (Sept. 3) at the age of 67.
Mitchell Peters / Billboard | September 3, 2017 - 10:45 am

Nick Kroll And John Mulaney Explain How Steely Dan Inspired Oh, Hello

Last fall, comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney staged their Oh, Hello show on Broadway, and today a taping of that show premiered on Netflix.
James Rettig | June 13, 2017 - 4:38 pm
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