Rock Music

On Second Thought: The Beach Boys, Elton John, Todd Rundgren – Almost Famous (2000)

A thoroughly great movie, Almost Famous is set in the early 1970s and revolves around the adventures of a teenage music journalist and a rock band called Stillwater.

The Doors – R-Evolution (2014)

The Doors – R-Evolution (2014)

The new video collection R-Evolution tracks the Doors, always a band delicately balanced on the cutting edge, as they made forays into the media of film — highlighting their influential contribution to early music videos.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Circus Money” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Circus Money” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Paging Audrey”) ||| ONWARD (“Selfish Gene”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Last week Victor explored the brilliant track “Paging Audrey” and declared it the most Steely Dan-like track on Walter Becker’s solo album, Circus Money. By contrast, the title track may represent the least Steely Dan like. Becker and producer Larry Klein built on an environmentRead More

‘They get in the way’: David Crosby on how drugs stunted his career, and his creativity

David Crosby says that by the time he turned himself into the FBI in 1985, having been plagued by a string of drug and weapons charges, he knew that he had reached a personal nadir. The thing is, though: The FBI didn’t.

‘This is a whole other level’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham celebrate post-Black Country Communion project

‘This is a whole other level’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham celebrate post-Black Country Communion project

With Black Country Communion, everything seemed to have finally come together for the well-traveled Glenn Hughes. Then, the band suddenly flew apart in the wake of disagreements between Hughes and guitarist Joe Bonamassa over touring obligations. It’s easy to imagine how lost Hughes — despite early tenures with the likes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath — might have felt.

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

‘I was just being myself’: Yoko Ono on letting loose at the Beatles’ Grammy shows

Yoko Ono, in a Q&A with fans, addresses a couple of questions involving recent Beatles-related events she attended, including the 56th annual Grammy awards and the star-flecked 50th anniversary concert filmed a day later. Ono attended both shows, which found Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reuniting on stage.

Robben Ford – A Day In Nashville (2014)

Robben Ford – A Day In Nashville (2014)

A Day In Nashville might as well have been a day at the beach for the virtuosic blue-rock guitarist Robben Ford.

The Grip Weeds – Inner Grooves (2013)

Hailing from Highland Park, New Jersey, the Grip Weeds are quite the family band. Comprised of brothers drummer Kurt and guitarist Rick Reil, Kurt’s wife Kristin Pinell on lead guitar, and good friend Dave DeSantis on bass, the group has since their formation two decades ago held sway as one of the finest bands to be had.

Gimme Five: Cool moments from Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic

Gimme Five: Cool moments from Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic

On this date forty years ago, Steely Dan released their third long-player Pretzel Logic, widely regarded as a pinnacle achievement for the premier jazz-pop rock band and one of those great classic rock albums of the 70s.

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

Ian Anderson is returning to the character of Gerald Bostock for a third time with his forthcoming solo album Homo Erraticus. The Jethro Tull frontman says speaking through this nom de plume has given him new creative freedom over the years.