Rock Music

Forgotten series: The Temptations – Puzzle People (1969)

Seemingly every musician in the late ’60s was cruising on psychedelic control, or at least tampering with the genre. But not the Motown artists.

‘Made the group’s sound what it was': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

‘Made the group’s sound what it was': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

So much of the modern history of the Beatles revolves around the twin songwriting genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with George Harrison — and, particularly, Ringo Starr — often being all but ignored.

‘We invented progressive rock': Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

‘We invented progressive rock': Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

Chris Squire, of course, had little idea that Yes would still be together as the group was constructing the classic albums featured on their most recent tour. But he knew one thing

‘Sometimes it’s hard to hear': Criticism doesn’t slow Adam Lambert, who’s set for U.S. debut with Queen

‘Sometimes it’s hard to hear': Criticism doesn’t slow Adam Lambert, who’s set for U.S. debut with Queen

Adam Lambert, who’ll play his initial U.S. date with Queen later this month, has withstood his share of criticism — even before stepping into the shoes of one of rock music’s most celebrated frontmen.

Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)

The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup

Richard X. Heyman – X (2013)

I suspect most of you reading this already know who Richard X. Heyman is, as he’s been making cool music for many years.

Steely Dan Sunday, “West Of Hollywood” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “West Of Hollywood” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Negative Girl”) ||| ONWARD (“The Last Mall”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This past summer there’s been some point and counterpoint on a class of jazz fans called the “jazzbro,”

Streams: Preview the long-awaited remix of Rush’s 2002 reunion project Vapor Trails

Streams: Preview the long-awaited remix of Rush’s 2002 reunion project Vapor Trails

Can’t wait for the badly needed — no, really, very badly — remix of Rush’s Vapor Trails? Here are 12 striking audio samples to tide you over until the updated disc arrives

Deep Beatles: “You Never Give Me Your Money” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles’ look at the Abbey Road medley continues with “You Never Give Me Your Money,” an obvious nod to the group’s legal and financial woes from their ill-fated venture Apple Corps.

‘I was, like, are you insane?’: Mitch Malloy on winning, then losing, Van Halen frontman job

For a moment in 1996, Mitch Malloy was poised to become Van Halen’s third lead singer. In fact, he was certain he had the job. Then, all of a sudden, Extreme’s Gary Cherone took over instead.