Rock Music

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

It goes without saying Elvis Presley changed the world — which is why, six decades on, his presence and influence remain as visible as the sun in the sky.

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney – New (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney – New (2013)

New might be the ultimate misnomer, so often does Paul McCartney reference his iconic musical past. Yet his long-awaited return to popcraft is not without its fresh intrigues.

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

I recently spent a few hours perusing the autobiography of former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and came upon a short paragraph on the Power Station’s second album, Living In Fear.

Gimme Five: Forgotten gems from Warren Zevon

Gimme Five: Forgotten gems from Warren Zevon

When he passed away in a flurry of media excitement, Warren Zevon (1947-2003) had long been “too old to die young, but too young to die now.”

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Blues Beach”) ||| ONWARD (“Slang Of Ages”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Dare I say, there are no good songs which directly take on the tragedy of 9-11.

3 – A Fiendish Threat (2013)

3 – A Fiendish Threat (2013)

Early word was that A Fiendish Threat would be a new album of Hank Williams III’s “hellbilly” material, the mix of hard rock, punk and country that I don’t think he does nearly enough of.

Deep Beatles: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969)

As “Sun King” quietly fades, a drum kickstarts this darkly humorous track: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” a John Lennon composition dating to 1968. His own harshest critic, Lennon later labeled it a “piece of garbage.”

‘It was humbling and overwhelming': The Blockheads are thriving despite loss of Ian Dury

And they are back! Finally, after several years in the wilderness that is self-funding and steadily working at live gigs, the Blockheads have made a return with a new album shortly due to be released

‘It just works with him': Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

‘It just works with him': Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

Fans of Adam Lambert’s recent work with Queen have to be thrilled with the response from its two continuing original members, as both Roger Taylor and Brian May seem ever more impressed

‘I’m the biggest Peter Cetera fan': Jason Scheff on his predessor in Chicago

‘I’m the biggest Peter Cetera fan': Jason Scheff on his predessor in Chicago

Jason Scheff says his entrance into Chicago, just as Peter Cetera left, involved a moment of good luck when a tape of one of his songs found its way to the band. After that, things moved quickly.