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Source Victoria, Glen Campbell, The Darkness and More in This Week's Issue

You expect the typical rock 'n' roll drama when a band takes to the studio to tackle its sophomore album: band fights, creative control struggles, and gigantic egos. But it wasn't any of that stuff that caused the four year gap between Source Victoria's The Fast Escape and their airtight new record, Slow Luck. Serene Dominic examines the non-drama that both delayed and inspired the band over the years.

Elsewhere in the issue, Peter Gerstenzang speaks with Glen Campbell about his goodbye record, Ghost on the Canvas and songwriter Paul Westerberg about crafting the title track, and Glenn BurnSilver ponders if The Darkness are "for real." We've also got show previews about Michelle Blades, Rebelution, Scott H. Biram, Digital Leather, and Quincy Ross' upcoming hotel takeover.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.