Rock Music

Deep Beatles: “Honey Don’t” (BBC, 1963)

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles shines a spotlight on their BBC performances. Before incessant screaming and the rigors of touring took their toll, the Beatles had become one of the most polished live bands on the road.

‘Just because you write ‘em, doesn’t mean you can play ‘em!’: Joe Walsh hams it up on Bob Seger tour

‘Just because you write ‘em, doesn’t mean you can play ‘em!’: Joe Walsh hams it up on Bob Seger tour

Joe Walsh presented “And the Band Played On,” a cut off his current release Analog Man, for the first time during his on-going tour with Bob Seger — introducing it with a hilarious quip

Download: John Oates, “How Does It Feel To Be Back” (live, 2013)

Download: John Oates, “How Does It Feel To Be Back” (live, 2013)

John Oates is offering a scintillating acoustic version of his Hall and Oates gem “How Does It Feel To Be Back,” originally released as the opening track on their career-turning effort Voices. Download it here for free.

‘He did a great job’: Cover of Steve Miller’s “Winter Time” among final recordings by late Yes guitarist Peter Banks

‘He did a great job’: Cover of Steve Miller’s “Winter Time” among final recordings by late Yes guitarist Peter Banks

Fans of the late Peter Banks will get another chance to hear his unique guitar stylings on a forthcoming cover of Steve Miller’s “Winter Time,” to be issued as part of a Miller tribute project produced by Billy Sherwood.

One Track Mind: The National, “Don’t Swallow The Crap — er, Cap” from  Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

One Track Mind: The National, “Don’t Swallow The Crap — er, Cap” from Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

The National are doing a great job of indirectly building up early Internet torque by releasing tune streams from their forthcoming album Trouble Will Find Me. Will this continue until release date?

Something Else! sneak peek: Three bonus tracks from Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre, ELO’s Zoom reissues

Something Else! sneak peek: Three bonus tracks from Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre, ELO’s Zoom reissues

Can’t wait for forthcoming expanded reissues of Jeff Lynne’s 1990 solo album Armchair Theatre and the Electric Light Orchestra’s 2001 release Zoom? Sample three bonus tracks from the April 19, 2013 releases here.

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Nik Turner, the sax-playing space-rock pioneer with Hawkwind, may be as busy as he’s ever been. Fresh off a carnival-like series of appearances at South by Southwest, Turner’s working on a new album, and will make several guest appearances

One Track Mind: The Axis of Awesome, “Rage of Thrones” from Cry Yourself a River (2012)

OK. I’m a sucker for goofy musical comedy. The goofier the better. A larger than I’d like to admit part of my record collection is taken up by it. I have the full “Weird Al” Yankovic catalog.

‘It’s about the kind of work I do’: Yes/Asia guitarist Steve Howe previews his rangy new summer camp

‘It’s about the kind of work I do’: Yes/Asia guitarist Steve Howe previews his rangy new summer camp

After a busy summer of touring, both with Yes and with his solo group, Steve Howe plans to share some of what he’s learned in five decades of music making during his first-ever Cross Styles music camp, to be held in August.

Chicago offers insight into the construction of new song “Naked In The Garden Of Allah”

Chicago offers insight into the construction of new song “Naked In The Garden Of Allah”

Chicago continues to offer fans unprecedented access into the progress of their long-awaited new project, as co-founding member Robert Lamm posts the step-by-step construction of a track called “Naked in the Garden of Allah.”