Rock Music

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney and Nirvana, “Cut Me Some Slack” (2012)

Paul McCartney joined an almost-reunion of Nirvana with drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and former touring guitarist Pat Smear on Wednesday during the 12-12-12 benefit event. Stream their new song here!

On Second Thought: James Gang – Rides Again (1970)

Although James Gang is mainly remembered as the band that starred Joe Walsh, who eventually spawned a commercially successful solo career and boasted membership in the Eagles, they were actually popular on the live underground circuit.

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple, though in second place at one point in the fan voting, somehow failed to earn induction into the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans still have something to look forward to, however

‘I might just chill for a while’: While Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks tour, Robert Plant takes a break

‘I might just chill for a while’: While Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks tour, Robert Plant takes a break

With no Led Zeppelin reunion on the horizon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are headed in opposite directions — quite literally.

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

The forthcoming film “Not Fade Away” gave Steven Van Zandt a chance to reunite with his old Sopranos director, as well as an opportunity to delve back into his love of all things rock ‘n’ roll.

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

There’s a broken majesty, a scraggly hopefulness, surrounding “Long Emotional Ride” — like a rebirth after a lengthy time gone.

Something Else sneak peek: David Philips, “A Sailor’s Song” (2013)

Last year, a British singer-songwriter living in Spain by the name of David Philips made a no-frills record, The Rooftop Recordings, a bare-bones set of home recordings that depended entirely on Philips’ songs

Something Else! Interview: James Calvin Wilsey, former guitarist with Chris Isaak

For fans of Chris Isaak’s haunting Top 10 hit single “Wicked Game,” there’s something imminently recognizable about the soundtrack to the new film “Killing Them Softly.” Both feature James Calvin Wilsey

The Band’s Garth Hudson is at work on a new project, marking his 75th year

The Band’s Garth Hudson is at work on a new project, marking his 75th year

Garth Hudson, fresh off an emotional concert tribute to the fallen voices of the Band, has begun work on a new musical project — and this one promises to be even more personal.

Something Else! salutes 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush, Heart, Randy Newman

The 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been finalized, and Rush, Public Enemy and Heart are among the new members.