Rock Music

Merrell Fankhauser – Rainbow Bridge Revisited (2013)

Less than two months before he left his earthly body for greener pastures on September 18, 1970, guitar god Jimi Hendrix played a free concert on the slopes of Haleakala, a volcano located in Maui, Hawaii

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?': A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally has, over a solo career stretching back more than two decades, made something of a career of fiddling with things — his guitar, to be sure. But also sounds, processes, and expectations.

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Steve Howe and Asia had already cracked the Top 5 with 1982’s “Heat of the Moment” when Yes — Howe’s former band — emerged with a new guitarist and the track “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Lonesome Suzie” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

A searcher’s tale about trying to find love, and then finally settling with what you’ve got, “Lonesome Suzie” is Richard Manuel’s fourth and final author credit on the Band’s Music from Big Pink.

Lowside – Lowside (2013)

It’s been a while since hard rock fans have heard former Lillian Axe singer Ron Taylor’s voice, and it’s definitely good to have it back again. Lowside is the sort-of new project from Taylor and former Lillian bassist Darrin DeLatte.

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

Brian Wilson remains the acknowledged mastermind behind the Beach Boys legacy, but history — and this sprawling new rarity-packed set — reminds us that he was absent from the day-to-day operations for long periods

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us': Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us': Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans, after another leg of the band’s on-going tour with Neil Young was cancelled because of an injury to guitarist Poncho Sampedro.

Agony Aunts – Big Cinnamon (2013)

Inhaling fumes from sources such as the Beach Boys, Fountains of Wayne, Peppermint Rainbow, XTC, the Fifth Dimension, Apples In Stereo, psychedelic era Beatles and the Strawberry Alarm Clock

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan’s bootleg series typically offers a opportunity to dig deeper into his enigmatic and often quite personal musical history. This new edition, despite being subtitled Another Self Portrait, is different.