Rock Music

Queensryche – Frequency Unknown (2013)

It will come as no surprise to many Queensryche fans that the weakest link in Geoff Tate’s version of the band may be Tate himself.

Movies: Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2013)

Movies: Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2013)

Looking back, it seemed preordained. Stevie Nicks met Dave Stewart years ago, and had a good feeling about him. “Maybe,” Stevie Nicks says toward the end of the film In Your Dreams, “this played out for a reason.”

The Bottle Kids – Such A Thrill (2013)

Actually a single-man vehicle driven by Eric Blakely, the Bottle Kids score home run after home run on Such A Thrill, which rates high on the scale as one of the greatest debut albums to sail down the street in many moons.

One Track Mind: Steve Hackett with Ray Wilson, “Carpet Crawlers” from Selection (2013)

Guitarist Steve Hackett, with an assist from criminally underrated fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson, has finally found the emotional centerpoint within one of their old band’s signature tunes, “Carpet Crawlers.”

Huey Lewis and the News – Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition (2013)

This imminently listenable brand of no-frills rock might have sold in any decade. But only in the 1980s, a period marked by a steep swing rightward after the polyester era’s excesses, could Huey Lewis and the News have been such big stars.

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

The rift between Sammy Hagar and his bandmates has become the stuff of legend, up to and include their fractured induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which saw only Hagar and Michael Anthony appear. But is it all made up?

The Lowbots – The Lowbots (2010)

Musical fashions and fads may come and go, but in the end a band will always be judged solely by their songs. As long as the tunes are catchy and memorable, that is what is important.

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bodhisattva [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bodhisattva [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Green Earrings [Live]“) ||| ONWARD (“Reelin’ In The Ywars [Live]“) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Victor’s taking a break from SDS this week and handing over the reigns to a real knowledgeable Steely Fan aficionado, Preston Frazier. Enjoy!

R.E.M. – Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2013)

If 1987’s Document heralded the moment when R.E.M. started to get away from us, the follow up Green confirmed things: This wasn’t going to be our little secret anymore.