Rock Music

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Nels Cline joins us to talk about Wilco’s plans, as the group announces 2015 dates and continues work on a follow-up to ‘The Whole Love.’

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Brian May already had a musical chemistry with fellow Queen co-founder Roger Taylor. He explains what Adam Lambert brought to the mix.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald – This Christmas (2010): On Second Thought

Michael McDonald can come off as a guilty pleasure, principally because his voice was so often caught in a web of too-slick production. Not here.

Yardbirds’ current lineup splits; Jim McCarty hints at something new: ‘Just came to that time’

Yardbirds’ current lineup splits; Jim McCarty hints at something new: ‘Just came to that time’

Jim McCarty announces the Yardbirds’ current lineup has called it quits. But he’s apparently not through with the band he co-founded just yet.

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

If you’re a long-time Gov’t Mule fan, you’re going to love ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’ If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you will be moved.

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Even today, controversy surrounds Greg Lake’s message of anti-commercialism in ‘I Believe in Father Christmas,’ a No. 2 UK hit from 1975.

Best Jon Herington Steely Dan-related guitar performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Jon Herington Steely Dan-related guitar performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Preston Frazier lists his favorite Jon Herington guitar performances of Steely Dan songs or Steely Dan-related tunes.

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

Deep Beatles: Beatles Christmas Records

More than throwaway Yuletide keepsakes, the Beatles’ Christmas discs offer fans a peek into their rapid artistic and personal development.