Rock Music

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

Joe Walsh has been on a bit of a roll as of late. He toured for his first solo album in almost 20 years, the critically acclaimed and Jeff Lynne-produced Analog Man

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “W.S. Walcott Medicine Show” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “W.S. Walcott Medicine Show” from Stage Fright (1970)

On its surface, this appears to be another of the Band’s searcher tales and, taken as only that, it’s easy to see why some may have been disappointed. The setting of an old-fashioned medicine show feels, at first, a little too on the nose

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen and Journey, is collaborating with Yes on its new studio album. Members of the group have uploaded photographs from the sessions — and a neon-shoed Baker appears in several.

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Paul Rodgers’ trip to Memphis to record his forthcoming Stax-stuffed Royal Sessions album quickly took on all of the religious overtones of a pilgrimage. That’s how strong his connection is with these R&B classics.

‘He would just tear it up’: Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

‘He would just tear it up’: Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

Bob Dylan, at Robbie Robertson’s urging, handed one of his most famous songs off to Otis Redding in the hopes that he would do his own Stax-ified version of it. Things didn’t quite work out that way, however.

Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments: ‘They didn’t understand’

Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments: ‘They didn’t understand’

Roger McGuinn doesn’t have a problem with people calling the early Byrds efforts “folk rock.” Just don’t label later experiments like “Eight Miles High” as “psychedelic.” There’s more to them than that.

‘Trying to do something different’: Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

‘Trying to do something different’: Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.

‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

For years, Stevie Nicks has kept a treasured 1970-era photograph framed and with her on the road, getting untold moments of inspiration while touring both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. She’s pictured with George Harrison

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

Forgotten series: Warren Zevon’s Lyme and Cybelle, “Follow Me” (1966)

A male female duo, Lyme and Cybelle consisted of Warren Zevon and Violet Santangelo respectively. Based in Los Angeles, California, the twosome got off to a roaring start with their excellent debut single

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.