Rock Music

On Second Thought: The Byrds – Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969)

So many changes had occurred in the Byrds camp since they formed in 1964 and then wowed the pop world a year later by spearheading a new stripe of music coined folk rock

‘I don’t even know my address!': Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne still getting used to driving himself

‘I don’t even know my address!': Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne still getting used to driving himself

Ozzy Osbourne is still getting used to driving, a few years after finally getting his license — and then immediately crashing his new Ferrari.

Deep Beatles: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” (Cavern Club, 1962)

What is a well-known Beatles track like “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” doing in a column called “Deep Beatles”? After all, their cover has appeared on official releases three times: Beatles for Sale, Live at the BBC, and Anthology 1.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dave Stewart, “What Is Wrong With Me” from Lucky Numbers (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dave Stewart, “What Is Wrong With Me” from Lucky Numbers (2013)

Beginning with a moment of stark introspection, “What Is Wrong With Me” at first boasts none of the swirling flourishes that so often surround a Dave Stewart production

‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave': Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave': Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson’s just-completed summer U.S. tour featured complete readings of Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick, and his solo sequel Thick As a Brick 2. Not that a few people didn’t yell out requests anyway.

Sneak peek: Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, “Agony” from Impermanent Resonance (2013)

Interesting, very interesting. James LaBrie has never really shied away from doing something that’s outside the progressive metal framework of Dream Theater on his solo albums

One Track Mind: Peter Banks, Sonja Kristina + Billy Sherwood, “Winter Time” from Fly Like an Eagle (2013)

One Track Mind: Peter Banks, Sonja Kristina + Billy Sherwood, “Winter Time” from Fly Like an Eagle (2013)

In yet another guest-packed project, the Billy Sherwood-produced Steve Miller tribute Fly Like an Eagle finds a special resonance with the inclusion of more final music from Peter Banks.

One Track Mind: John Waite on “Missing You,” “Mr. Wonderful,” “When I See You Smile,” others

One Track Mind: John Waite on “Missing You,” “Mr. Wonderful,” “When I See You Smile,” others

Turns out, one of John Waite’s best-known songs was recorded simply as a favor, while another was made up largely on the spot — complete with an overt reference to his time in the Babys.

Felsen – I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore (2013)

Stationed in Oakland, California, Felsen plays the kind of music that’s easy to groove to as well as to kick back to and absorb the poetic content.

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

John Waite’s scorching just-released concert souvenir Live: All Access gives us a chance to talk about past successes — from the Babys and Bad English to his newest studio effort, the aptly named Rough and Tumble