Producer Rick Rubin recognized something about Black Sabbath. It wasn’t just that none of their inheritors make records like the band’s earliest triumphs anymore. Even the co-founding members themselves hadn’t lately.
This isn’t about singles, isn’t about a moment in time — a passing thought. No, Houndmouth’s From the Hills Below the City is an experience, expressed through the currency of relationships not encounters, constructed as a narrative.
Named ninth-best on Rolling Stone magazine’s drummers poll, and part of the magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists list as a member Cream too boot, Ginger Baker curtly dismisses the idea.
<<< BACKWARD (“Josie [Live]“) ||| ONWARD (“Peg [Live]“) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** S. Victor Aaron’s note: In our earlier take on “Book Of Liars,” the studio version, I stated that the live version on Alive In America is much better. Preston Frazier explains exactly why that’s so
Black Water Rising’s self-titled debut album was one of my favorites of 2009, and one of the best pure hard rock records that I’d heard in a long time at that point.
As a 17-band menu of bands gathered for the three-day Holland Pop Festival in June 1970 outside of Rotterdam, Bob Hite of Canned Heat summed things up perfectly: “I feel less uptight here than I ever have anywhere.”
A release date hasn’t been set for the new remaster of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Live in Germany, recorded on June 24, 1997 at Munich’s Tollwood Festival, but here’s a free download to tide you over.
Michael Wilton takes the high road when talking about the forthcoming Queensryche album, their first without the departed Geoff Tate. It’s easy to read between the lines, however, as he talks about working with new frontman Todd La Torre.
‘Really, it’s uncharted territory': John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday
As John Oates prepared for the release of a new track with Hot Chelle Rae, he joined us to chat about his inventive Good Road to Follow solo project, and how his life has changed since Hall and Oates’ heyday.
Detroit, Michigan has forever been known for its great music, and the Romantics are just one of many special bands born in the city.