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Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers tour will play Atlanta in May

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Steely Dan will return to the road for its first major tour since the September death of co-founder Walter Becker on a co-headline run with The Doobie Brothers. “The Summer of Living...

Steely Dan Announce Tour With the Doobie Brothers

Steely Dan guitarist and founding member Walter Becker died in September 2017

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

Donald Fagen has given his first interview since the death of Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen back in September. On Rolling Stone's Music Now podcast, Fagen reveals that he had hoped to record another Steely Dan album, but Becker wasn't interested. "Walter had some health problems, and especially after 2011-12, I think just being ill…

Steely Dan's Legal Drama: A Copyright Expert Explains Donald Fagen V. Walter Becker Estate

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Why is Donald Fagen beefing with Walter Becker's estate? A copyright expert explains 2017's most depressing music feud.

Donald Fagen sues estate of late Steely Dan partner Walter Becker over band's name, music

Donald Fagen's lawyers filed papers claiming that when Walter Becker died in September, his estate was obligated to honor a previous agreement.        

Walter Becker’s estate responds to Donald Fagen’s lawsuit

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Walter Becker's estate is "disappointed" after Steely Dan bandmate Donald Fagen filed a lawsuit last week to keep ownership of the band.

Walter Becker estate responds to Donald Fagen lawsuit over Steely Dan ownership

"Mr. Fagen's lawsuit, riddled with half-truths and omissions, misleadingly fails to state that the day after Walter died, Mr. Fagen had his lawyer send a demand letter to Walter's estate, thus beginning a legal campaign against Walter's family immediately after his death" -- The Walter Becker estate. Continue reading…

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

Fagen has claimed he has rights to the sole ownership of the band name

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

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 lawsuit against Becker's estate. Fagen's lawyers claimed that Becker's widow had demanded 50% ownership of Steely Dan, which violated an agreement that both Becker and Fagen had signed in 1972.

A War Is Brewing in the Steely Dan Universe

Earlier this fall, the rock and jazz communities took a massive hit when Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker unexpectedly died at the age of 67. But those hoping to catch the band’s other founder, Donald Fagen, on the road in the near future to honor his friend might have to ... More »

Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 music alive.

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker Estate

The late Becker’s family and Fagen are in a legal battle over ownership of the band’s name

Steely Dan's Walter Becker's widow gives statement, reveals cause of death

Walter passed away after battling "an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer." Continue reading…

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

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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, Becker's widow Delia has shared a new statement revealing that he died "in the course of being treated for an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer." The cancer was detected…

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

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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. have added Becker's song "Book Of Liars" to their setlist for the first time in 22 years. Watch their performance at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY last night…

Donald Fagen Cancels Solo Dates Due To Illness

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 scheduled to take place in Portland last night (9/12), Seattle tonight (9/13), Saratoga, CA on Friday (9/15), and San Francisco on Saturday (9/16). According to local…

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