Rock Music

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I did not know Chuck Berry was a black man until he stepped on that Des Moines stage.

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

The official release of Leviathan’s one and only album on Elektra Records has been a long time coming – in fact, some 47 years.

Chicago, “State of the Union” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “State of the Union” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

With “State of the Union,” the train of great Robert Lamm songs just keeps on rolling through 1972’s ‘Chicago V.’

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Here is a sneak peek stream of “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Arto Lindsay’s upcoming album ‘Cuidado Madame.’

Steve Hackett on ‘Night Siren,’ Chris Squire’s Legacy and Rediscovering a Lost Genesis Song

Steve Hackett on ‘Night Siren,’ Chris Squire’s Legacy and Rediscovering a Lost Genesis Song

Preston Frazier caught up with Steve Hackett as the former Genesis guitarist prepares to release ‘The Night Siren.’

Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

This song, like the underrated album ‘Drama,’ stands with the best that Yes has ever released.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Got Soul (2017)

Never has anyone made spunky roots rock go down so easy like Robert Randolph and his Family Band. All that’s needed is a heapin’ helping of soul and, of course, maximal pedal steel guitar. There’s plenty of both on ‘Got Soul.’

Projekt Gemineye, “Ordinary Day” from Ordinary Day (2016): One Track Mind

Projekt Gemineye, “Ordinary Day” from Ordinary Day (2016): One Track Mind

“Ordinary Day” makes a fine first impression for Canadian metal/prog veteran Mark Anthony K’s Projekt Gemineye.

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

It seems the magical, minimum number needed to qualify as a rock ‘n’ roll band is three. So, let’s pit some famous rock trios against each other.

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

Mike Tiano explores the often-overlooked role that future Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page played in the Beatles’ 1964 film ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’