Rock Music

On Second Thought: Crack The Sky – The Best Of The Rest [And Then Some] (1999)

As proven by Crack The Sky, rave reactions from the press don’t always guarantee healthy record sales.

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

The Beatles’ 1963 Christmas recording makes the rounds of classic rock radio stations every holiday. The lads send Christmas cheer to fans around the world as they joke and sing bits of holiday carols.

Portnoy-Sheehan-MacAlpine-Sherinian – Live in Tokyo (2013)

A new supergroup featuring Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and Mike Portnoy reinvigorates some of the best moments from their separate musical histories, even as they make new ones.

Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

You would think that a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty would rack up massive hit singles.

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Over the years, The Wall — and its unlikely advance hit single “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” — have become an accepted part of the Pink Floyd iconography. But it wasn’t always like that.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Beautiful Reward” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Beautiful Reward” (1992)

An introspective (if slightly opaque) finale to Lucky Town, “My Beautiful Reward” finds our man summarizing the current chapter of his life.

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on': Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on': Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

Robert Lamm, who been there for every successive incarnation of Chicago, takes the long view on how the band’s sound has developed and changed over the years.

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

It’s a particularly difficult question for Sammy Hagar — who, after all, has worked alongside Ronnie Montrose, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani, among others: Of the guitarists you’ve played with, who is your favorite?

‘Why don’t you just play one of your albums right through?': Paul McCartney mulls over revamped set list

Paul McCartney has considered following the recent trend of performing an entire album in concert, but says he can’t commit to it — because there “too much other stuff” he loves to perform.

‘We’re not really as good as Led Zeppelin': Is this why Kiss originally put on their makeup?

Guitarist Bruce Kulick, who was the rare member of Kiss to never wear make up, says he understands the impetus behind the move by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.