Rock Music

One Track Mind: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (2014)

Richard Barone, the ex-Bongos leader, imbues this Velvet Underground gem with a newfound sense of sad reverie. Whereas the nihilistic Nico, on the original 1967 version, stood apart from the conviviality, a distant observer, Barone finds the nostalgia, the very real need for attachment in the Lou Reed lyric.

‘I don’t think we’d be around’: The behind-the-scenes figure who helped shape Hall and Oates’ career

‘I don’t think we’d be around’: The behind-the-scenes figure who helped shape Hall and Oates’ career

Hall and Oates enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year with their credentials in order. A series of huge 1980s-era hits have, in fact, made them part of the culture. But it wasn’t always that way.

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

Glass Hammer returns never sounding so much like itself, even as the band boldly expands its vocabulary — musically and quite literally. “Crowbone,” for instance, includes an invigorating guest turn by violinist David Ragsdale of Kansas fame

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

Composed of material clipped from AC/DC’s first two albums, TNT and High Voltage — which were only distributed in the band’s home base of Australia — this collection, also called “High Voltage” signaled their introduction to a worldwide audience.

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Given an expectation that the young Sam Coulson, who’s taken over for long-time guitarist Steve Howe, was going to provide a bit more of a metallic crunch to the proceedings, Asia’s opening statement on the forthcoming Gravitas couldn’t be more surprising.

‘You’re hearing it from me: Nope’: Steve Perry emphatically denies Journey reunion rumors

‘You’re hearing it from me: Nope’: Steve Perry emphatically denies Journey reunion rumors

Even as Steve Perry continues work on a long-awaited new studio effort, he’s batting back rumors of a reunion with his old band Journey. In fact, he couldn’t have been more emphatic during a red-carpet interview last night.

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

George Mizer, Peter Banks’ long-time manager and friend, is sharing a touching tribute video honoring the founding Yes guitarist on the one-year anniversary of his early passing. Stream it here!

‘Generosity based in love and respect’: David Crosby discusses fathering Melissa Etheridge’s children

David Crosby had been there for the birth of two Hall of Fame supergroups in the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash. For a period of time, however, he was more famous for a pair of much more surprising births — that of Melissa Etheridge’s children Bailey and Beckett in the late 1990s.

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

Months after a hugely successful U.S. debut as part of Las Vegas’ September iHeart Radio Festival, Queen will mount its first-ever North American tour with Adam Lambert. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been collaborating off and on with the American Idol finalist since 2009, but before then had only appeared on major concert stages in Europe.