Rock Music

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Steve Howe and Asia had already cracked the Top 5 with 1982’s “Heat of the Moment” when Yes — Howe’s former band — emerged with a new guitarist and the track “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Lonesome Suzie” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

A searcher’s tale about trying to find love, and then finally settling with what you’ve got, “Lonesome Suzie” is Richard Manuel’s fourth and final author credit on the Band’s Music from Big Pink.

Lowside – Lowside (2013)

It’s been a while since hard rock fans have heard former Lillian Axe singer Ron Taylor’s voice, and it’s definitely good to have it back again. Lowside is the sort-of new project from Taylor and former Lillian bassist Darrin DeLatte.

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

Brian Wilson remains the acknowledged mastermind behind the Beach Boys legacy, but history — and this sprawling new rarity-packed set — reminds us that he was absent from the day-to-day operations for long periods

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us': Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us': Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans, after another leg of the band’s on-going tour with Neil Young was cancelled because of an injury to guitarist Poncho Sampedro.

Agony Aunts – Big Cinnamon (2013)

Inhaling fumes from sources such as the Beach Boys, Fountains of Wayne, Peppermint Rainbow, XTC, the Fifth Dimension, Apples In Stereo, psychedelic era Beatles and the Strawberry Alarm Clock

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan’s bootleg series typically offers a opportunity to dig deeper into his enigmatic and often quite personal musical history. This new edition, despite being subtitled Another Self Portrait, is different.

‘Genesis did start to shed members': Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

‘Genesis did start to shed members': Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

For Steve Hackett, his recent Genesis remake projects have provided an opportunity to work in a more congenial atmosphere — away from his old band’s built-in rivalries.

‘People will take it or leave it': Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

‘People will take it or leave it': Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor defends the choice of Adam Lambert to front Queen after being asked, in a newly published talk with Classic Rock magazine, if he is “selling the band short by having a guy from American Idol as your singer.”

One Track Mind: Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough on Paul McCartney and Wings

One Track Mind: Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough on Paul McCartney and Wings

Former Wings members Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Laurence Juber — a trio of figures who span either end of the 1970s-era Paul McCartney band’s lifespan — offer unique insight into often-overlooked projects.