Rock Music

‘We were hungry, the whole band was hungry': How Gregg Allman almost sold away his signature tune ‘Melissa’

‘We were hungry, the whole band was hungry': How Gregg Allman almost sold away his signature tune ‘Melissa’

Gregg Allman remembers the first tune he ever wrote, at 17 — and the struggle for songwriting credit that engulfed “Melissa” before it was ever part of the Allman Brothers’ 1972 classic Eat a Peach.

‘How did we pull this off?': Toto rediscovers lasting bond – and lots of humor – on a smash world tour

‘How did we pull this off?': Toto rediscovers lasting bond – and lots of humor – on a smash world tour

As Toto completed its European tour in advance of a rare U.S. jaunt, certain setlist favorites began to emerge — along with an air-tight camaraderie that could only come from sharing the stage for so long.

‘It was almost like chilling with your grandparents': Adam Lambert on his stint as frontman with Queen

‘It was almost like chilling with your grandparents': Adam Lambert on his stint as frontman with Queen

For Adam Lambert, appearing with Queen has been a dream come true — and not just because he got to fill in for hero Freddie Mercury. The American Idol finalist says he also got some great insights into the classic rock era.

The Moody Blues – Timeless Flight (2013)

The Moody Blues – Timeless Flight (2013)

There was always more to the Moody Blues than the thunderous orchestral sweep of “Nights in White Satin,” no matter the glories of that proto-prog triumph. Timeless Flight touches on almost all of them.

Streams: Collective Soul’s Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, “Love Won’t Bring Us Down” (2013)

Ed Roland has left his post with Collective Soul before, working with the supergroup Kings of Chaos. But the Sweet Tea Project is more personal, closer to his roots in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.

Forgotten series: The Factory, Peter and the Wolves, others – Upside Down World of John Pantry (1999)

Forgotten series: The Factory, Peter and the Wolves, others – Upside Down World of John Pantry (1999)

Featuring the multi-talented John Pantry in his various guises as singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer over a period from 1966-71, Upside Down World of John Pantry is jam-packed

The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

“Fridays,” for all of its comedic delights as a short-lived answer to SNL, did more than help launch the careers of Larry David and Michael Richards. It also brought some intriguing musical moments to the masses

Rush’s 2002 Vapor Trails reunion project has been long overdue for a remix

The long-awaited remix of Rush’s 2002 return to action Vapor Trails is coming October 1. Rush fans have been waiting for ages for this news

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “We Can Talk” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

A key line from this Richard Manuel song, “one voice for all,” says everything about the way the Band constructed Music from Big Pink, and what made them so utterly unique in their own time.

Forgotten series: The Kingsmen – On Campus (1965)

Springing forth from Portland, Oregon, the Kingsmen dashed to the No. 2 spot on the national charts late in 1963 with a tune that was totally different than anything else going on at the time.