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Two Against Nature Turns 20

Much like the current Democratic Primary, the 2001 Grammys were an all-out generational war. The battle for Album Of The Year pitted Boomer favorites like…
Zach Schonfeld | February 28, 2020 - 11:16 am

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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

Gotcha Covered

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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Watch Chelsea Wolfe & Friends Remotely Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”

Two Minutes To Late Night is a metal-themed late-night talk-show parody that's been filming YouTube episodes at Saint Vitus, the beloved metal-centric Brooklyn venue, for…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2020 - 10:05 am

Nirvana, R.E.M., The Roots, Steely Dan Address Loss Of Masters In Universal Fire

Yesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were destroyed
Peter Helman | June 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm

John Mulaney Describes Taking Pete Davidson To A Steely Dan Concert

There are two types of comedians in this world: Those who seem like they'd be into Steely Dan and those who do not. Pete Davidson,…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2018 - 9:21 am

Queens Street Named After Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

Steely Dan's Walter Becker passed away last year. Over the summer, it was announced that the street where the Steely Dan cofounder grew up in…
Julia Gray | October 28, 2018 - 3:45 pm

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
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