Rock Music

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

Mogwai – Rave Tapes (2014)

Already a post-rock institution, almost no one dares to criticize this Scottish band anymore. Mogwai could release a three-second throwaway and it would be praised as a masterpiece.

Time is right for in-depth look back at Rush’s self-titled 1974 debut

Time is right for in-depth look back at Rush’s self-titled 1974 debut

It may be hard to believe that Rush’s debut album is 40 years old this year, but it’s also sometimes kind of hard to believe it’s really Rush on this album.

Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Pixies – EP2 (2014)

Five albums in five years were enough for the Pixies to become a legend. They were role models for Nirvana, but even David Bowie — the old master himself — praised them as the best band of the 1980s.

Exclusive stream: Transatlantic, “Shine” from Kaleidoscope (2014)

Here’s a chance to sample Transatlantic’s first new music since 2009’s The Whirlwind, as the prog supergroup adds some much-needed warmth to a bitterly cold period.

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

To paraphrase a Fab Four favorite, it’s getting better all the time for Beatles nut Steve Lukather. He’s already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and (most recently) Ringo Starr

‘We seem to be losing friends by the day’: Graham Nash’s touching tribute to Levon Helm

Graham Nash performed “Back Home,” a deeply emotional tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm, last night on Talks Music

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

As it stands today, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of America’s longest running and most beloved rock ‘n’ roll groups.

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.