Steely Dan

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

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 / September 6, 2017

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen on Walter Becker’s Passing: “I Intend to Keep the Music We Created Together Alive as Long as I Can”

Founding Steely Dan member Walter Becker passed away on Sunday. Following his death, his longtime songwriting partner Donald Fagen released a statement on Becker's passing.
Rob Arcand / September 3, 2017

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead at 67

Walter Becker, guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of the band Steely Dan, passed away on Sunday at age 67. The announcement comes from Becker's official website,…
Rob Arcand / September 3, 2017

The Washington Redskins Referenced Young Thug and Limp Bizkit While Defending Their Name to the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants in their case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark…
Andy Cush / June 20, 2017

“Classic” Festivals Will Feature Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, and Incomplete Versions of Other Bands You Love

If you missed Desert Trip (aka Oldchella) last year, or just prefer your classic rock a bit smoother, the Classic East and Classic West festivals might…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 29, 2017

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Arrested for Domestic Assault Against His Wife

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen has been arrested and charged for misdemeanor domestic assault of his wife, the musician Libby Titus, a New York Police Department spokesperson…
Brennan Carley / January 5, 2016

Coachella 2015 Day One: Steely Dan’s 13-Piece Band, Tame Impala’s Fuzz Bombs, and More

Thirteen-year Coachella veteran Chris Martins and trusty photographer Wilson Lee hit the Southern California desert to document Coachella 2015. Day One begins...
Chris Martins / April 11, 2015

Diarrhea Planet Dig the Not-Sucky Parts of Steely Dan, Ride Hard for Classic Rock

Don't be fooled by the scatological moniker and six-string shredding—Diarrhea Planet is a gang of goofballs with a keen taste for pop. "All of us…
Julia Selinger / August 20, 2013

Yacht Rock

Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees COLUMBIA, 1976 Leisure-suited hot-tub funk from the former Steve Miller Band guitarist and future restaurateur dancing the squeakiest-clean "dirty lowdown" around.
Chuck Eddy / January 1, 2009