Rock Music

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hey Blue Eyes” from American Beauty (2014)

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hey Blue Eyes” from American Beauty (2014)

There’s a moment, just when you get comfortable with the idea that this is a paean to home, love and hearth, when Bruce Springsteen sharply widens the lens. All around this couple, despite the illusion of a cocoon of safety and of love, there are troubles, there are questions, there is cruelty and death and misfortune.

‘He was a true artist’: The Who’s Roger Daltrey remembers the late John Entwistle

‘He was a true artist’: The Who’s Roger Daltrey remembers the late John Entwistle

As the Who approaches the June 2002 anniversary of co-founder John Entwistle’s passing, Roger Daltrey remembers the bassist’s influence, his presence and perhaps his greatest performance.

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Hard to believe that the 2012 release by McFadden’s Parachute was this Rochester, New York-based outfit’s 27th album since 1991. That rivals Guided By Voices’ output for sheer volume.

Bob Wayne – Back to the Camper (2014)

Bob Wayne – Back to the Camper (2014)

After a two-album stint with metal label Century Media, DiY-country artist Bob Wayne heads Back to the Camper for his latest record

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Mystery Train”  from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Mystery Train” from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Coming as it did during a fallow creative period for the Band, the covers-focused Moondog Matinee could be fairly seen as a placekeeper album — an aperitif before the next statement of purpose. But it wasn’t without its moments of creative and emotional spark

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hurry Up Sundown” from American Beauty (2014)

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Hurry Up Sundown” from American Beauty (2014)

A workingman’s song, one built for mashing the gas pedal down with your steel-toed boot, “Hurry Up Sundown” heralds an unexpected gift

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

‘It’s bittersweet’: Induction didn’t come soon enough for Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici

E Street Band member Nils Lofgren admits that their induction last week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a bittersweet experience — because it came too late for fellow long-time Bruce Springsteen collaborators Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici.

‘If it ever comes down to it, I am Kiss’: Paul Stanley says he would continue by himself

‘If it ever comes down to it, I am Kiss’: Paul Stanley says he would continue by himself

Paul Stanley acknowledges that Kiss’ 1990s reunion with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss helped the band roar into a new century, despite the subsequent rifts. Also, that his issues with Gene Simmons were greater perhaps than anyone knew.

‘It will never look the same twice’: Adrian Belew offers a sneak peek at Flux

‘It will never look the same twice’: Adrian Belew offers a sneak peek at Flux

Now that Adrian Belew has returned from an extensive tour with the Crimson ProjeKCt, he’s focusing again on his inventive on-going solo project Flux.

‘Constructing it like it’s Lego’: Inspiration for John Waite’s ‘Missing You’ included Jimmy Webb, Paul Rodgers

‘Constructing it like it’s Lego’: Inspiration for John Waite’s ‘Missing You’ included Jimmy Webb, Paul Rodgers

John Waite’s most famous solo track, the charttopping 1984 smash “Missing You,” grew out of an amalgamation of people, of memories and of influences.