Rock Music

Bipolaroid – Twin Language (2013)

The psychedelic influence of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett is undeniable with Bipolaroid, especially in the presence of singer-guitarist Ben Glover.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970)

The Band had every right to this song, after what happened on that ill-fated night of April 17, 1969 at Bill Graham’s Winterland concert space in San Francisco.

‘One of the best times of my life’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks is hoping to tour with Dave Grohl

Stevie Nicks’ plate, already filled with Fleetwood Mac, solo projects and an acting job on American Horror Story, would be piled still higher if she had her way.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

John Simon, who contributed to a series of important moments by the Band, offers his thoughts on their early successes together, sweeping post-production re-edits made to The Last Waltz and the lingering debate over songwriting credits

On Second Thought: Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road (1976)

Although I love going to concerts, I am generally not a big fan of live albums — because in most cases rarely do these collections capture the electricity executed in an onstage environment.

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

Steven Wilson has announced that a short February tour through Europe will be his last with Blackfield, the prog-pop band he co-counded with Aviv Geffen in 2000.

Journey, “Lights” (1978): Almost Hits

Journey, “Lights” (1978): Almost Hits

Hard to believe that last week Journey’s Infinity had become thirty-six years old; I can still remember how fresh and exciting the album sounded when I first heard it.

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson held a free-ranging Facebook Q&A with fans on Monday, offering new insights into his forthcoming solo album

The Neighbours – Prime Numbers (2013)

I would be remiss to not acknowledge the influence of Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ Get Happy on Pittsburgh’s Neighbours