Rock Music

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.

‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour

‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour

Coming off an insanely good solo album called Terroir, Julie Slick is hoping to crowd-fund an East Coast tour for the newest project she’s involved with, called Springs. Already, her Kickstarter campaign has drawn 36 backers

‘The next day, I can’t talk’: As Rush retakes the road, Geddy Lee forced to build in downtime

To think, not long ago Rush was talking about slowing down. Instead, the group has issued a return-to-form concept album, launched a smash tour and earned long-awaited entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retirement? These guys?

Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner takes break from solo album to appear tonight with OHM

Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner takes break from solo album to appear tonight with OHM

Reedman Nik Turner of Hawkwind fame is making the most of his on-going trip to America, laying down tracks for new studio projects, making a series of appearances at SXSW and, tonight, appearing live with a former member of Megadeth.

Stephen Stills – Carry On (2013)

Stephen Stills – Carry On (2013)

Though his bandmate Neil Young is more often fetishized for his contributions to Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, this set makes clear Stephen Stills’ creative depth — as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and as a singer.

Almost Hits: April Wine, “I Like To Rock” (1979)

Almost Hits: April Wine, “I Like To Rock” (1979)

Much bigger in their native Canada than in the States, mainstream rockers April Wine still made some hay south of the 49th Parallel, especially with the mushy slow dance power ballad “Just Between You And Me” back in 1981.

One Track Mind: Patty Griffin with Robert Plant, “Ohio” from American Kid (2013)

There has been, over the last months, much more chatter about Robert Plant’s private affairs with Patty Griffin than anything they’ve done in the studio. “Ohio,” from Griffin’s upcoming release American Kid, changes that.

Suicidal Tendencies – 13 (2013)

Most metal fans are probably looking a little more forward to another album titled 13 later this year from a barely known band called Black Sabbath. Me, too, but I was also quite intrigued by Suicidal Tendencies’ album of the same title.

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works

Peter Banks launched his solo career in 1973 with an album called Two Side of Peter Banks. Now fans, stricken over his sudden death, can enjoy the other side of mourning: Celebrating the ex-Yes guitarist’s life.

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

‘Not just a collection of pop songs’: Rick Wright remembers Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

In a newly unearthed talk, Pink Floyd co-founder Rick Wright offers fresh insights on Dark Side of the Moon during its 40th anniversary, and on the tangled relationships that eventually tore the group apart.