Rock Music

‘I look at it with humility’: Ian Gillan still absorbing Deep Purple’s Hall of Fame nomination

‘I look at it with humility’: Ian Gillan still absorbing Deep Purple’s Hall of Fame nomination

This fall’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination for Deep Purple, perhaps best known for its 1973 hit “Smoke on the Water, hasn’t quite sunk in for long-time frontman Ian Gillan.

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand — but nary an original artist. Join us, as we query our intrepid panel on its must-have cover songs for their fateful journey.

‘You’d have to ask them yourself’: Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

‘You’d have to ask them yourself’: Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

Steve Hackett admits to some nostalgia, as he returned to the music of Genesis. But that doesn’t mean he’s running the new Genesis Revisited II project by his old band mates.

‘Actually the soundtrack for a movie’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on the surprising genesis of his first solo album

David Lee Roth’s first full-length solo release after leaving Van Halen became a No. 4 smash behind the radio hits “Yankee Rose” and “Goin’ Crazy.” But did you know Eat ‘Em and Smith was actually written as the soundtrack for a major Hollywood film?

‘I had been reduced to a whisper’: David Coverdale on the sinus infection that almost silenced him

‘I had been reduced to a whisper’: David Coverdale on the sinus infection that almost silenced him

David Coverdale, in a new video chat for Whitesnake TV, talks about the sinus infection that nearly derailed his career in the 1980s — and the unique exercises that he still does to save his voice.

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen co-founder Roger Taylor is at work on a new solo album, which he hopes to have ready for 2013. Unlike your average drummer, however, Taylor has a shown a knack for crafting hit songs.

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

A new web store has been launched focusing on Bill Bruford. The store, hosted via Burning Shed, includes hard-to-find albums and exclusively signed merchandise from the former drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK and his own group Earthworks.

Streams: Jeff Beck joins the Rolling Stones as 50th anniversary concerts begin

Streams: Jeff Beck joins the Rolling Stones as 50th anniversary concerts begin

Jeff Beck joined the Rolling Stones for a scalding take on “I’m Going Down,” a rare Who cut from the album Two’s Missing, last night at London’s 02 Arena. Stream the song here!

Steely Dan Sunday, Confessions of a Side Man: Recording on Donald Fagen’s Sunken Condos, Part 3

Below is the final installment in a three part series spanning Will Galison’s first hand account of some session work on an album by one of the most notorious studio perfectionists in rock history, Donald Fagen.

Deftones – Koi No Yokan (2012)

The seventh full length from Sacramento’s Deftones exemplifies the energetic blend of the atmospheric and the heavy over the course of 11 tracks. It features extensive riffing, haphazard tempo shifts and Chino Moreno’s emotionally full vocals