Archive for June 26th, 2014

‘There were more names than gigs’: On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

‘There were more names than gigs’: On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

Best known among the early bands was Sigma 6, with Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.

The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

A moment like few others from the Band, and Rick Danko’s greatest vehicle.

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

“We were so full of ourselves,” he says, “that we forgot why we started making music.”

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Hard Rock and Metal): Anti-Mortem, Down, Lacuna Coil

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Hard Rock and Metal): Anti-Mortem, Down, Lacuna Coil

10 early favorites, plus some great stuff to look forward to later this year.

Chicago – Now: XXXVI (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Chicago – Now: XXXVI (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

This may well be Chicago’s first great album of new material in a generation.

‘I just sort of dialed’: Ringo Starr surprised Paul McCartney in the hospital during illness

‘I just sort of dialed’: Ringo Starr surprised Paul McCartney in the hospital during illness

The Beatles bandmates remained in constant contact as McCartney battled an infection.

One Track Mind: Days Between Stations with XTC’s Colin Moulding, “The Man Who Died Two Times” (2014)

Moulding disappeared from music in 2007, but he’s been slowly working his way back.