Rock Music

Thieves’ Kitchen – One For Sorrow, Two For Joy (2013)

One For Sorrow, Two For Joy is the fifth record by UK/Swedish progateers Thieves’ Kitchen, a band that’s been around since ’99 but hadn’t gotten perhaps the notice here in the States they’ve enjoyed in their local European environs. Here’s a strong bid for wider recognition.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” and “Watching All the Colors” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” and “Watching All the Colors” (2013)

Proof positive that Chicago is, at long last, working on some new music arrives via streams of two songs — still in demo form. In fact, these rough cuts don’t even have the band’s fabled horn section yet.

Mike Doughty asks fans to help pay for re-recordings of Soul Coughing songs

If you’re like me and spent a lot of time with music in the 90s, then Soul Coughing’s three albums may be near and dear to you. When they broke up, I had a lot of hope for lead singer Mike Doughty’s solo albums, but I have to admit I’ve lost track

Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood – Conspiracy Live (2013)

Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood, it seemed, had an immediate spark. Only Yes, the band Squire co-founded in the late 1960s and one that Sherwood was associated with throughout the 1990s, just kept getting in the way.

Exclusive stream: Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority, “Sacred Ground” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority, “Sacred Ground” (2013)

Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the title track from California Transit Authority’s long-awaited sophomore release, led by Chicago co-founder Danny Seraphine and featuring Marc Bonilla and Tower of Power vocalist Larry Braggs

‘It’s electric’: Fresh off Ringo Starr tour, Journey/Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie heads back to studio

‘It’s electric’: Fresh off Ringo Starr tour, Journey/Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie heads back to studio

Just back from another well-received round of shows with the All-Starr Band, Gregg Rolie continues working on a new solo release — the Santana/Journey co-founder’s first since 2011.

One Track Mind: Device featuring Glenn Hughes, “Through It All” from Device (2013)

One Track Mind: Device featuring Glenn Hughes, “Through It All” from Device (2013)

Glenn Hughes, despite his gypsy resume, boasts one of the most distinctive voices in rock — as heard on the first new music he’s issued since Black Country Communion imploded, a guest shot on a new project from David Draiman of Disturbed fame.

Almost Hits: Joe Walsh, “Life of Illusion” (1981)

Almost Hits: Joe Walsh, “Life of Illusion” (1981)

Growing up in Chicago, I listened to WLS-AM before it became all-talk radio. It served as one of my earliest introductions to rock and helped form my musical tastes.

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

For years now, Bob Ezrin’s overwrought initial work with Kiss — in particular, the career-killing 1981 concept-album dud (Music from) The Elder, was thought to have been his worst idea ever. Not even close.

‘I don’t get the same buzz’: Keith Emerson doesn’t miss Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1970s-era mega-concerts

‘I don’t get the same buzz’: Keith Emerson doesn’t miss Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1970s-era mega-concerts

Keith Emerson remembers Emerson Lake and Palmer playing before crowds that would swell into the 10s, even 100s of thousands, then buzzing off by plane to play before another. Though, he admits, he doesn’t remember it very fondly.