Rock Music

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Bluebird” from Rockshow (1976)

Sellout crowds. Onstage marriage proposals. Grasshopper infestations. Paul McCartney’s latest world tour has been eventful, finding him presiding over a successful marriage proposal and fending off insects pelting him as he performs “Hey Jude.”

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (2011)

Let England Shake is a masterpiece, battlefield correspondence from the frontline of the human heart. Apparently, the Imperial War Museum in London agreed.

‘Not too rehashed or too thought out': Classic-era Santana reunion could arrive as soon as 2014

‘Not too rehashed or too thought out': Classic-era Santana reunion could arrive as soon as 2014

Neal Schon has his own opinions about how a planned reunion of the early 1970s lineup of Santana should unfold. He wants to return to the loose, improvisational feel of their classic collaboration Santana III.

Streams: Listen as Prince and 3rdEyeGirl cover “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

Streams: Listen as Prince and 3rdEyeGirl cover “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

Sporting a three-piece all-girl band, Prince recently asserted that he didn’t have time for collaborating with “old people.” Apparently, however, that doesn’t apply to his cover choices.

Exclusive stream: The Kinks’ Dave Davies, “Little Green Amp” from I Will Be Me (2013)

Thank Dave Davies, metal kids. Punk kids, too. His idea to take a razor to his Elpico prior to the Kinks’ recording the distortion-soaked “You Really Got Me” birthed a thousand garage bands. “Little Green Amp” takes you right back there.

Various artists – Legacy: A Tribute To Rick Nelson, Volume 1 (2013)

Born in 1940, Rick Nelson came from a renowned show biz family. From 1949 to 1966, he starred with his parents and older brother David on radio and television in “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

People forget that it was Richard Manuel, that lost, beautiful soul, who created some of the Band’s first original compositions — including this one, which serves as the debut track for our new weekly series Across the Great Divide.

‘He was very, very drunk': Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle

‘He was very, very drunk': Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle

As the Who gears up for another series of shows featuring Quadrophenia, beginning on June 8, 2013 at Dublin, it’s worth remembering that things haven’t always gone so well

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

The final performance of Judas Priest’s “Epitaph World Tour” in May 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to offer a live video celebration of 40 years of metal.

‘It was just absolutely wonderful': Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

‘It was just absolutely wonderful': Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

Deep Purple’s new studio project Now What?! features an overt tribute to Jon Lord in the touching, waltz-timed “Above and Beyond.” But it’s not the only moment that reminds Ian Paice of the band’s late founding keyboardist.