Rock Music

Gimme Five: Partial Journey reunions with Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain

Gimme Five: Partial Journey reunions with Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain

Fans of Journey’s best-known lineups — Gregg Rolie’s free-form 1970s version, and Steve Perry’s arena-ballad 1980s edition — have little hope of seeing any meaningful reunion of these wildly divergent camps.

‘I’m moved by time, and the weight of time': Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant on what drives him

‘I’m moved by time, and the weight of time': Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant on what drives him

As Led Zeppelin recedes further into his rear-view mirror, Robert Plant continues to stay busy — collaborating with Allison Krauss, the Band of Joy and currently with the Spectacular Space Shifters. Still, he’s keenly aware of how much time has passed.

Something Else! sneak peek: Little River Band, “The Lost and the Lonely” from Cuts like a Diamond (2013)

The Little River Band returns with a new song devoted to our armed forces, part of the group’s first non-holiday album of songs in 2006. Cuts like a Diamond is due in August from Frontiers Records.

Roy Harper, Pink Floyd collaborator and Led Zeppelin inspiration, returns with first album in 13 years

Roy Harper, Pink Floyd collaborator and Led Zeppelin inspiration, returns with first album in 13 years

Roy Harper, perhaps best known to American audiences for his mid-1970s collaboration with Pink Floyd and for inspiring a Led Zeppelin deep cut, returns with his first album since 2000.

‘You ask and maybe they’ll say yes': Bloody Beetroots’ song with Paul McCartney began with off-hand remark

‘You ask and maybe they’ll say yes': Bloody Beetroots’ song with Paul McCartney began with off-hand remark

An out-of-nowhere collaboration between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Bloody Beetroots, the masked Italian DJs, grew out of a shared producer — and a remix.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Lickety Split (2013)

“I’m the only one who does what I do,” says Robert Randolph matter-of-factly, and anyone even only casually familiar with his music know he’s right.

Forgotten series: Scatterbrain – Here Comes Trouble (1990)

Forgotten series: Scatterbrain – Here Comes Trouble (1990)

What do thrash, Cheech and Chong, Mozart and some of the greatest riffs in hard rock history have in common? This sadly forgotten gem of an album.

Third Of Never – Downrising (2013)

Fans of the Grip Weeds, of which there are many, are advised to take note of this band. Not only because Kurt Reil of the Grip Weeds moonlights in Third Of Never, but they’re also great in their own right.

Paul Revere and the Raiders – Evolution To Revolution: 5 Classic Albums (2013)

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, where they deservedly earned the reputation as a hotshot band, Paul Revere and the Raiders moved to Los Angeles, California in 1964 where they scaled even greater heights.

Forgotten series: The Five Day Week Straw People – The Five Day Week Straw People (1968)

Forgotten series: The Five Day Week Straw People – The Five Day Week Straw People (1968)

A collectible psychedelic album from this one-off studio-only group consisting of UK songwriters, The Five Day Week Straw People was originally on Saga Records and features your standard British underground psychedelia