Steve Lukather ends his terrific new solo album Transition with the one-take instrumental “Smile,” and he recently appeared on the G3 tour with players who regularly put out entire albums of improvisational music.
‘I’m interested in things that are more provocative’: John Oates on how his writing style has evolved
Though he typically handed the microphone over to partner Daryl Hall, John Oates co-wrote three of Hall and Oates’ six No. 1 Billboard hits, as well as charting favorites like “She’s Gone.” But he says his compositional style has changed since then.
There’s a reason Deep Purple never previewed any of the new music on What Now?!, despite appearing in such high profile settings as the Dubai Jazz Festival in the run up to their forthcoming LP’s April 30, 2013 release.
Color me surprised. When Queensryche split with Geoff Tate, spawning a couple of bands named Queensryche and a real headache for fans and anyone involved in the band, my money was very much on the Tate-less version.
‘I would be in that band if we could get along’: Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen
As Sammy Hagar worked on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock, the former Montrose and Van Halen singer says he lit on the idea of presenting a set that moved through each of his hitmaking eras — with special guests to match.
Time to make room for another live set by Quicksilver Messenger Service, an often-overlooked band which has always been defined by the 1969 concert document Happy Trails.
Our music is red with purple flashes, declared this British band, and such a description is highly accurate. Big, bold strokes, bursting with bright colors and flavors were the elements embedded within the Creation’s material.
The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through begins like a train grinding to a sparks-throwing stop — except it never stops. It just keeps throwing sparks, keeps getting louder, and brighter, and closer.
To paraphrase Ozzy Osbourne, who whines with a dark menace on this preview video, there’s “no where to hide” from this monster riff as Black Sabbath offers a short preview of its forthcoming reunion project.
Ray Wilson is, of course, best known for his work with Genesis — having fronted the band for its final studio release in 1997. He’ll also appear with Steve Hackett on the guitarist’s Genesis Revisited tour.