Rock Music

‘He knew exactly what he wanted’: Intimidating moments in the studio with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

When Mike Fraser took on the rare position of producing a Jimmy Page record, he’d already collaborated with big stars like AC/DC (1990’s The Razor’s Edge), Bryan Adams (1984’s huge hit Reckless) and Aerosmith (on their late-1980s albums Permanent Vacation and Pump.

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

David Lee Roth, of course, already let slip that Van Halen is at work on a new album. Now comes confirmation from Wolfgang Van Halen, by way of Mark Tremonti.

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

Dave Mason isn’t mad about Joe Cocker stealing ‘Feelin’ Alright’ from him. Really, he’s not.

Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others: Gimme Five

Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others: Gimme Five

They never sold as many records, never got any where near as much attention. But that doesn’t mean the separate tenures of Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Ray Wilson aren’t worth exploring.

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

Since Jon Anderson recovered from a series of ailments that led to his split with Yes, he’s been a fixture on the road — but only as a solo act, or in a duo format with former bandmate Rick Wakeman. That could be changing in 2014.

Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion: ‘In actual fact, I stopped it’

Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion: ‘In actual fact, I stopped it’

Carl Palmer now says he’s the one who halted a larger Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion after the prog trio’s performance at the High Voltage Festival in 2010.

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

Deep Purple went some eight years between Rapture of the Deep and last year’s studio comeback effort Now What?! Ian Gillan doesn’t expect it to be anywhere near that long next time.

‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

Maybe physical issues were part of Black Sabbath’s failure to reunite without Bill Ward. The band’s original drummer has undergone right-shoulder repair surgery, a procedure that was complicated by a perforated diverticulitis issue.

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

The surprise isn’t that Andy Summers — the Police’s guitar-playing lyrical heart — is back with a rock band. It’s only: What took him so long?

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

Being the only member to have appeared in every different permutation of the Moody Blues, drummer Graeme Edge has seen it all — including snub after snub after snub by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’ve been eligible, after all, since 1989.