Rock Music

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters left Pink Floyd almost 30 years ago. But their new album has led to new questions about his involvement in the group.

Stevie Nicks selects her favorite solo project: ‘It was a really intense record’

Stevie Nicks selects her favorite solo project: ‘It was a really intense record’

Even today, Stevie Nicks looks back on this album with great fondness, though an ugly period of addiction followed.

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

Mashmakhan’s “As The Years Go By” was a quirky cross-pollination of flower-power pickings, the Zombies and Deep Purple.

When Billy Idol met Steve Cropper: ‘A long-haired chap came up to me’

When Billy Idol met Steve Cropper: ‘A long-haired chap came up to me’

Seems Billy Idol covered a Stax song, without knowing it was a Stax song.

Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014): Something Else! exclusive stream

Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014): Something Else! exclusive stream

Devon Allman puts an Allman Brothers groove on this Lee Roy Parnell tune, while remaining very much his own man.

Split/Red – Serious Heft (2014)

Split/Red – Serious Heft (2014)

Split Red’s ‘Serious Heft’ is like Funkadelic or Black Flag with the hint of Latino spice.

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin discuss David Foster’s platinum-selling era with Chicago, and how it ended.

Johnny Marr, “Easy Money” from Playland (2014): One Track Mind

Johnny Marr, “Easy Money” from Playland (2014): One Track Mind

“Easy Money,” from Johnny Marr’s forthcoming solo album ‘Playland,’ is ridiculously listenable.

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

We return to a key, lesser-heard moment from John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges,’ released 40 years ago this weekend.