Rock Music

Former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball to tour again with singers from Chicago, Journey and Rainbow

Former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball to tour again with singers from Chicago, Journey and Rainbow

The tireless Bobby Kimball has just returned from a South American tour, and already he’s got plans for another series of concert appearances — this time on the other side of the world.

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips – Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams (2012)

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips – Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams (2012)

Co-founding guitarist Anthony Phillips left Genesis more than four decades ago, and on the newly released Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams, he may have never sounded further away.

Mark Saleski’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

What a year. Several metric tons of great music passed through my ears but somehow I managed to remember almost none of it. Too busy. Too worried. Too distracted. Being so caught up in my own thoughts caused most of sound to bounce right off.

Yes’ upcoming North American tour to include complete readings of three 1970s-era albums

Yes’ upcoming North American tour to include complete readings of three 1970s-era albums

Yes’ 2013 North American tour will feature a trio of 1970s-era albums, performed in their entirety — including The Yes Album from ’71, Close to the Edge from ’72 and Going for the One from ’77.

New Music Monday: Emerson Lake and Palmer, Black Sabbath, the Yardbirds, Yngwie Malmsteen

Emerson Lake and Palmer are heard in full, early-1970s flight on Live in California, an archival, long-bootlegged live date.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Glory Days” (1984)

I’m pretty sure that I annoyed the neighbors more with “Glory Days” than any other track on Born In The USA. It just begs to be turned up louder than hell. That was the case back in ’84 and it’s still true today

Steely Dan Sunday, “On The Dunes” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Florida Room”) ||| ONWARD (“Teahouse On The Tracks”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** On every Donald Fagen album, there’s inevitably a track or two that particularly brings to mind Aja and on Kamakiriad, that “Aja” track would be the smooth lounge-y jazz-pop number “On The Dunes.”

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Live Albums and Reissues

Live albums and reissues give us a chance to take stock, be that in reevaluating something you once hated and/or missed — or, even more rewardingly, gaining fresh perspective on songs you thought you knew by heart.

The Yardbirds – Making Tracks: On Tour (2012)

Always a fluid amalgam, even in their hey day, the Yardbirds have every right to continue forward — though former big-name members like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are, of course, long gone.

‘I sat next to this guy who hadn’t a clue who I was’: Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger makes Jay-Z quip during Brooklyn show

‘I sat next to this guy who hadn’t a clue who I was’: Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger makes Jay-Z quip during Brooklyn show

The Rolling Stones’ ’50 and Counting’ tour has reached the states, with Saturday’s December 8, 2012 show in Brooklyn, which included guest appearances by Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr.