Rock Music

Jamie and Steve – Circling (2014)

Surely you know who these guys are, and if you don’t, you’re missing out on a lot of fantastic music! But for those not familiar with the twosome, they’re Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel

‘That’s the way it goes’: Gregg Rolie’s first post-Journey album gave Eddie Money a hit

‘That’s the way it goes’: Gregg Rolie’s first post-Journey album gave Eddie Money a hit

When Gregg Rolie returned from a brief retirement following his departure from Journey, he became the second — but not the last — big star who tried to make a hit of Billy Satellite’s 1984 song “I Wanna Go Back.”

‘We start work in June, I think’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty

‘We start work in June, I think’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty

Some 10 years after splitting with Yes, Jon Anderson has started talking about forming another band again — and, as he revealed during an autograph session with fans, the lineup could include a certified prog-rock and jazz-fusion legend.

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Toto, despite achieving fame as a ballads act, has consistently pushed itself to new heights in the studio.

One Track Mind: Ray LaMontagne, “Supernova” from Supernova (2014)

Somehow, Ray LaMontagne lost his mojo. A year went past after the release of his Grammy-winning God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise project. Then two. Then four. Other than the stand-alone track “Empty,” LaMontagne simply walked off the musical map.

Forgotten series: Gene Vincent – Am I That Easy To Forget? (1966)

Frequently compared to a scruffier version of Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent experienced a brief burst of commercial success in the late 50s with cool-cat rockers such as “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” “Race With The Devil, “Blue Jean Bop,” and “Crazy Legs.”

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”

Steely Dan Sunday, “Do You Remember The Name” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Do You Remember The Name” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Selfish Gene”) ||| ONWARD (“Somebody’s Saturday Night”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Do You Remember The Name” is one is the few Becker solo songs where I wonder what it would sound like if Donald Fagen co-wrote the music and worked on the arrangements.

Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings: ‘We just love playing together’

Paul McCartney’s current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings: ‘We just love playing together’

He was in the Beatles and Wings for roughly a decade a piece. But Paul McCartney has been collaborating with his current band for far longer.

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

The legendary Faces group was comprised of the remnants of the Jeff Beck Group and the Small Faces, becoming one of the premier bands of the 1970s. Drunken shenanigans and fiery stage performances by Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane and Rod Stewart would come to epitomize the decadent and manic rock of the early decade.