Rock Music

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (2013)

There would be no poetry this time, some 44 years after the Rolling Stones last took the stage at London’s Hyde Park. Back then, in 1969, they were eulogizing Brian Jones, then just two days dead.

Nightwish – Showtime, Storytime (2013)

I’ll make a confession at the top of this review that will invalidate my opinion in the eyes of many Nightwish fans, but I didn’t really like the band with Tarja Turunen.

Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

The incredible perfectionism that went into Boston’s self-titled debut album back in 1976 amazed the ears of the general rock and pop fan base as well as most music critics everywhere.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Steely Dan Show” (2000, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Steely Dan Show” (2000, unreleased)

<<< BACKWARD (“Everything Must Go”) ||| ONWARD (“Morph The Cat”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan’s “Second Act” started in 1993 and shows no sign of ending.

Davey Payne of the People Band and the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”

‘Things are turning’: Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

‘Things are turning’: Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

RCA label heads must be pointing fingers right about now. Just months after splitting with Adam Lambert over their push to have the Idol finalist record an 1980s-themed cover album, he’s on a roll.

One Track Mind: Saga, “On the Loose” from Spin It Again!: Live in Munich (2013)

As “On the Loose” lifts off — first with the insectile thrill of Jim Gilmour’s keyboards, then with a full-throated roar from Michael Sadler — Saga’s new live set all but sells itself.

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

Led Zeppelin has often been credited as a foundational group in the early days of heavy metal. But actually being a heavy metal band? Jimmy Page, a died-in-the-wool blues guy, begs to differ.

‘You know what? A real band plays live’: Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

‘You know what? A real band plays live’: Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

As Rush prepares to release Clockwork Angels Tour, Neil Peart discusses the moment when — after a brief retirement from concert performances — he decided that he had to return to the road.

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Golden Slumbers,” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.