Rock Music

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

Chickenfoot should be ready to reconvene in the fall to record new music, which Sammy Hagar says will be followed by a new tour. This time, however, they won’t be issuing a full-length record. They won’t perform again without drummer Chad Smith, either.

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

This time last year, Mick Fleetwood was openly grousing in the press, saying Fleetwood Mac was ready to reunite — but they were waiting on Stevie Nicks. Now that they’re back together, she makes no apologies.

One Track Mind: Jeff Hanneman and Slayer, “Raining Blood” (1986)

Aside from the venerable opening riff of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” there may be no more recognizable melody in thrash than the main riff of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” the sort-of title track of their landmark Reign in Blood album.

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

One Track Mind: The Gestures, “Run Run Run” (1964)

Same name, different spelling. Initially billed as the Jesters, this Mankato, Minnesota band earned a hefty helping of local applause prior to making their presence known in select areas about the country.

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Originally released in 1975 on A&M Records, Armageddon proved to be the late great ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf’s last stand — and he really went out rockin.’ It must have come as a shock to his legacy fans

Fleetwood Mac – Extended Play EP (2013)

The center point of this new Fleetwood Mac EP is a track thought lost from the Buckingham-Nicks era, a song that once might have just been about being in love but now billows with a very mature sense of acceptance.

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

Guitarist Neal Schon is returning to some familiar 1980s-era musical associations — though neither of them are Journey. Instead, he’s rekindling associations from the days of HSAS, and Schon and Hammer.