Rock Music

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

Forgotten series: The Amboy Dukes – The Amboy Dukes (1967)

Prior to striking out on his own and becoming a guitar god, Ted Nugent spent several years fingering the fret in the Amboy Dukes.

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

There’s a reason, Carl Palmer says, that he came to fame in the trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer: That format allows the space to showcase the drums. Conversely, there’s also no place to hide.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Jawbone” from The Band (1969)

After a mirage of an intro, “Jawbone” — one of the most underrated moments on The Band — catches a shambolic groove even as Richard Manuel explores the story of a unrepentant ne’er-do-well.

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

Despite his having appeared more than half dozen times with Queen, Adam Lambert says he still finds himself caught off guard by the power and majesty of their music.

‘No reason to go back': Paul Stanley says Kiss will never tour again unmasked

‘No reason to go back': Paul Stanley says Kiss will never tour again unmasked

Paul Stanley says fans shouldn’t expect another unmasked tour from Kiss any time soon. The band went without makeup from 1983-1996, and has never looked back, he says.

Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy: Something Else! Interview

Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy: Something Else! Interview

You’ll need an Outlook calendar to keep up with Markus Reuter these days. The composer/guitarist has just released his latest forward-thinking ambient release with Ian Boddy, even as he preps for more dates with the Crimson ProjeKCt

Books: The Beatles: The BBC Archives, by Kevin Howlett (2013)

Some of the best Beatles performances were, for many years, not officially available anywhere. From 1962-1965, the group played live on 53 BBC radio programs

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Poco, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Poco, November 9, 2013

At Chicago’s Mayne Stage: I was looking forward to seeing the band Poco again. I had the good fortune of seeing the band, or more accurately the Poco acoustic trio, in 2012.

‘It’s a good feeling': Hall and Oates credit fans for belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

‘It’s a good feeling': Hall and Oates credit fans for belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

After years of fan complaints, Hall and Oates have belatedly made the list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not that the duo has ever attached too much significance to the recognition.