Steely Dan

Late Steely Dan Guitarist’s Childhood Street Will Be Renamed Walter Becker Way

Walter Becker, one of the masterminds behind the legendary Steely Dan unit, passed away in September after a long struggle with esophageal cancer. Becker, a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 10, 2018

Steely Dan Announces NYC Fall Residency Featuring Full Album Shows

As is a tradition for Steely Dan, the band will be undertaking a residency at New York City's Beacon Theater this fall, with different nights including…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 26, 2018

Walter Becker’s Estate Filed Motion to Dismiss Donald Fagen’s Lawsuit Over Ownership of Steely Dan

In November, Steely Dan singer and songwriter Donald Fagen sued the estate of his late band member, guitarist and songwriter Walter Becker, who passed away in…
Maggie Serota / February 6, 2018

The 30 Weirdest Grammys Moments of All Time

There's a good reason why the Grammy Awards coined the term "Grammy Moments" to describe the one-of-a-kind collaborations and elaborate performances that take place during…
Annie Zaleski and Sam Goldner / January 23, 2018

Steely Dan Announce Tour With the Doobie Brothers

Steely Dan have announced a tour with the Doobie Brothers, which kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 10 and runs through July 14.
Arielle Gordon / January 8, 2018

Listen to Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Discuss Walter Becker’s Death, Gaucho and More

Donald Fagen appeared on yesterday’s installment of Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast. The discussion is the Steely Dan co-founder’s lengthy and open interview since Walter…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2017

Walter Becker’s Estate Responds to Donald Fagen’s Lawsuit Over Steely Dan Rights

Last week, in a sad turn of events for Steely Dan fans, the band's lead singer and songwriter, Donald Fagen, sued the estate of his…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 27, 2017

Steely Dan Singer Sues Bandmate’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…

Walter Becker’s Widow Reveals That His Death Came After a Struggle With Esophageal Cancer

Rolling Stone published a letter written by late Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker's widow Delia today. The heartfelt note thanks his fans for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2017

Watch Steely Dan Pay Tribute to Walter Becker With a Rare Performance of “Book of Liars”

Steely Dan has always been a unit that worked in the larger service of their complex, technically demanding tunes. So the band is on the road…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 19, 2017

Steely Dan’s Aja: Remembering the Band’s Trailblazing Moment 40 Years Later

"These people are too fancy, they’re too sophisticated," William S. Burroughs said of Steely Dan in 1977. "They’re doing too many things at once in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 27, 2017

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 illness. The shows were…
Jordan Sargent / September 13, 2017

Kanye West Got the Steely Dan Sample on Graduation Cleared by Sending Donald Fagen a Handwritten Letter

Today is the 10th anniversary of Kanye West's Graduation. Like just about every Kanye record, his neon-glowing third album is packed with a deliriously diverse set…
Andy Cush / September 11, 2017

Steely Dan Announce First Live Dates Since the Death of Walter Becker

Donald Fagen has announced new Steely Dan tour dates for this fall. These will be the first shows the band has played since the death…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 11, 2017

“We Shared the Important Events of Our Lives”: Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker

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
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