Rock Music

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014)

After the more commercial hard rock approach on Karmacode in 2006 and the extremely poppy, but surprisingly enjoyable Shallow Life in 2009, Lacuna Coil returned to a bit darker sound for 2012’s Dark Adrenaline. The Italian rockers continue that trend on Broken Crown Halo.

David Hungate returns to Toto; Keith Carlock will tour with Steely Dan: ‘It seems the news is out’

David Hungate returns to Toto; Keith Carlock will tour with Steely Dan: ‘It seems the news is out’

Steve Lukather, in discussing some upcoming personnel moves for his band Toto, also confirmed a previously unannounced summer tour for Steely Dan.

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to my last Deep Beatles column on “The Night Before,” this week shines the spotlight on another underrated Help! track: “I Need You,” an early George Harrison composition that still sounds haunting and airy.

Something Else! sneak peek: moe., “Blond Hair and Blue Eyes” from No Guts No Glory (2014)

Only a free-form improvisational group like moe. could start out with the aim of a barn-recorded acoustic album and somehow end up working with a producer who made his name in hip hop-circles.

‘It feels easy with them’: Something has clicked with Adam Lambert and Queen

‘It feels easy with them’: Something has clicked with Adam Lambert and Queen

Though he’s performed on and off with Queen since 2009, Adam Lambert says they found something new together last September when he made his heavily anticipated stateside stage debut alongside Roger Taylor and Brian May. That, in turn, led directly to their North American tour in 2014.

‘There’s a little bit of absurdity in fame’: Bruce Springsteen doesn’t mind the endless parody

Parodying Bruce Springsteen has become something of a cottage industry, dating back at least to Ben Stiller’s memorable “Counting with Bruce Springsteen” sketch in the early 1990s. More recently, Jimmy Fallon has joined in the fun — often with a game Springsteen along for the ride.

The Band, “4% Pantomime” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “4% Pantomime” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

On an album that so often feels overcooked and too careful, the Band’s sloshy, gospel-gone-wrong of “4% Pantomime” lets it all hang down.

‘As long as it’s fun, then I’ll do it’: The Pogues’ rogue frontman Shane MacGowan isn’t going anywhere

In a newly posted interview with George Stroumboulopoulos, Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan talks about surviving his famously debauched rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and, yes, the state of his choppers.

One Track Mind: GWAR, “The Road Behind” from America Must Be Destroyed (1992)

After hearing of the passing of Dave Brockie, known to GWAR fans as alien conqueror Oderus Urungus, I wanted to write something about Scumdogs of the Universe, my personal favorite record by the band. But in the days that followed, I kept coming back to this song. “The Road Behind” seemed somehow fitting, and a perfect representation of what GWARRead More

‘My singing was a little lacking’: John Fogerty on the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit he’d do over

‘My singing was a little lacking’: John Fogerty on the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit he’d do over

“Fortunate Son,” from Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys, has served as a rallying call for a generation protesting the war, the backbone of countless commercials and film soundtracks, and a concert staple for John Fogerty.

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