Movies

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

‘Well, pinch yourself': Remembering life with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue

Ronee Blakley had a whirlwind introduction to Bob Dylan, one that led to her recording with him and joining his legendary Rolling Thunder Revue almost overnight. She says she had to work not to be in utter awe of it all.

Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, others – An Unreal Dream: Soundtrack (2013)

A forthcoming documentary promises to retell the story of an innocent Texan unjustly jailed for his wife’s murder. The soundtrack for An Unreal Dream only adds to the tale’s complex story of redemption.

Hugh Laurie – Live on the Queen Mary (2013)

There is perhaps no more unpredictably weird image than Hugh Laurie — who, from 2004-12, played the Golden Globe-winning title protagonist on TV’s House — weaving his way through Professor Longhair

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

There would be no poetry this time, some 44 years after the Rolling Stones last took the stage at London’s Hyde Park. Back then, in 1969, they were eulogizing Brian Jones, then just two days dead.

‘You know what? A real band plays live': Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

‘You know what? A real band plays live': Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

As Rush prepares to release Clockwork Angels Tour, Neil Peart discusses the moment when — after a brief retirement from concert performances — he decided that he had to return to the road.

Gimme Five: Movies with Bone-Chilling Ghosts and Demons

Gimme Five: Movies with Bone-Chilling Ghosts and Demons

I am in no way suggesting that these films were the best of this horror sub-genre. I am simply saying that, to me, these movies left a lasting impression at the time they were viewed.

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.

‘I contributed a song that means a lot to me': After celebrated Queen date, Adam Lambert’s new project hits home

‘I contributed a song that means a lot to me': After celebrated Queen date, Adam Lambert’s new project hits home

Adam Lambert’s initial post-Queen project involves contributing a song to a new documentary called Bridegroom.