Rock Music

‘A mark that no one will ever make again': Fab Faux return with tributes to the Beatles, George Harrison

‘A mark that no one will ever make again': Fab Faux return with tributes to the Beatles, George Harrison

For members of the Fab Faux, the music of the Beatles still holds a talismanic intrigue. Some 15 years into their career as loving interpreters, the magic remains.

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

Gene Simmons is already writing new stuff, just a year after 2012’s Monster, Kiss’ 20th studio effort. The band had previously gone three years between albums, dating back to 2009’s Sonic Boom.

Gimme Five: Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

When Peter Cetera’s mid-1980s departure threatened to derail Chicago’s commercial breakthrough, they regrouped with outside writers to keep the streak going. But they never quite regained creative momentum.

‘Paul was macho, but Adam is a diva': Queen’s Roger Taylor on differences between Adam Lambert, Paul Rodgers

‘Paul was macho, but Adam is a diva': Queen’s Roger Taylor on differences between Adam Lambert, Paul Rodgers

Roger Taylor doesn’t shy away from comparisons between the last two frontman to take the reins for Queen’s Freddie Mercury, saying there’s plenty to set Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert apart.

Paul McCartney – New (2013)

Paul McCartney – New (2013)

Amid a dizzying number of appearances on TV talk shows and several live performances, Paul McCartney finally releases his anticipated album New.

‘We plowed on': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney remembers discarded initial work with John Lennon

‘We plowed on': The Beatles’ Paul McCartney remembers discarded initial work with John Lennon

Several early songs from the writing collaboration between Paul McCartney and John Lennon eventually saw the light of day — save for their very first, a song called “Just Fun.”

Almost Hits: Blood Sweat and Tears, “Go Down Gamblin'” (1971)

Almost Hits: Blood Sweat and Tears, “Go Down Gamblin'” (1971)

The problem with Blood, Sweat and Tears was that many rock fans didn’t consider them to be a real rock band. Their guitarist, Steve Katz, never reeled off the flaming, red hot, twelve-minute, guitar jams

Flash featuring Peter Banks – In Public (2013)

Seldom has a band name been more appropriate — sadly, thrillingly, completely appropriate. Flash, after all, was an often-stunning burst of musical prowess. And, it was of course, gone in all but an instant.

‘I just wish he was here': The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here': The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

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