Rock Music

One Track Mind: McGough and McGear, “So Much In Love” (1968)

With all of the buzz surrounding Paul McCartney today, it seemed like an opportune time for a return to this radically remarkable track from Roger McGough and Mike McGear’s self-titled 1968 collaboration.

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

‘I wished I’d never mentioned that': Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan is still at work on two books

Frontman Ian Gillan helped Deep Purple complete its first album of new material since 2005 with this year’s Now What?! Now, it’s time to get back to those two books he promised, right?

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “This Wheel’s On Fire” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

Building off Ezekiel’s biblical vision, “This Wheel’s On Fire” recalls — more than any other track on Music from Big Pink — the collaborative setting between the Band and Bob Dylan

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “New” (2013)

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “New” (2013)

Rambling along with a scronky cadence, like a tougher “Penny Lane” or a less refined “Got to Get You into My Life,” Paul McCartney’s new song “New” doesn’t particularly live up to its name

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson: ‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson: ‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’

You might reasonably assume, with two separate factions of Beach Boys on tour right now, that relations would be inevitably strained between Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Love begs to differ.

‘Man, that’s it; I’ve had it': John Belushi’s death almost ended Steve Cropper’s career

‘Man, that’s it; I’ve had it': John Belushi’s death almost ended Steve Cropper’s career

Steve Cropper has had several signature moments in popular music — as a sideman, composer and producer on so many key Stax sides, and as a member of both Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers.

‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up': Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates

‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up': Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates

At least two members of Chicago, including fellow co-founder Robert Lamm, have said that Peter Cetera refuses to reunite with the group because he doesn’t want to work that hard anymore. Cetera is firing back, saying: “That’s a lie.”

‘He was always dad': Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

‘He was always dad': Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

Though Jason Bonham had just turned 14 when his famous father passed away in 1980, he still has fond memories of growing up around Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. In fact, the memories are uniformly fond.

Something Else! Interview: Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues

Something Else! Interview: Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues

Patrick Moraz, who’s just been added to the bill for the second Cruise to the Edge prog rock event, stops in to discuss his endlessly varied career with Yes, the Moody Blues and as a solo artist.

Forgotten series: The Standells – The Best Of The Standells (1989)

Formed in 1962, the Standells were seasoned professionals by the time they obtained widespread visiblity. The song that did it for them was “Dirty Water,” which peaked at No. 11 on the national charts