Rock Music

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

One Track Mind: The Gestures, “Run Run Run” (1964)

Same name, different spelling. Initially billed as the Jesters, this Mankato, Minnesota band earned a hefty helping of local applause prior to making their presence known in select areas about the country.

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Originally released in 1975 on A&M Records, Armageddon proved to be the late great ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf’s last stand — and he really went out rockin.’ It must have come as a shock to his legacy fans

Fleetwood Mac – Extended Play EP (2013)

The center point of this new Fleetwood Mac EP is a track thought lost from the Buckingham-Nicks era, a song that once might have just been about being in love but now billows with a very mature sense of acceptance.

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

Guitarist Neal Schon is returning to some familiar 1980s-era musical associations — though neither of them are Journey. Instead, he’s rekindling associations from the days of HSAS, and Schon and Hammer.

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

The sound is bad, and the image is worse. But we’ve gotten a glimpse into a third track from Black Sabbath’s forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne reunion record with “Methademic,” a track that seems sadly appropriate considering Ozzy’s latest back slide

Boards Of Canada reunion album Tomorrow’s Harvest suddenly available for pre-order

It isn’t exactly a shock to see news of a new Boards Of Canada album, not after they snuck out a handful of copies (literally) of a surprise single for Record Store Day a week ago for very lucky buyers to stumble upon.

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Still sizzling with unbound fury, Iggy Pop and the Stooges rejoin their white-knuckle search for meaning, though what they find isn’t any prettier 40 years later. Hell, at times, it’s just as terrifying.