Rock Music

‘A really big deal': Guitarist Colin Linden on connecting with Bob Dylan on stage

‘A really big deal': Guitarist Colin Linden on connecting with Bob Dylan on stage

Guitarist Colin Linden, whose career has included memorable intersections with Bruce Cockburn and Emmylou Harris, is no stranger to big moments on big stages.

Jimmy Webb – Still Within the Sound of My Voice (2013)

Never one to reach out to the millions, songwriter Jimmy Webb has yet been a potent musical force since his first success in the 1960s.

‘I definitely paid my dues': Adam Lambert remembers his difficult path to fronting Queen

‘I definitely paid my dues': Adam Lambert remembers his difficult path to fronting Queen

Some of Adam Lambert’s staunchest fans tend to get defensive when his history in American Idol is mentioned — and not just because he finished second.

Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Second acts are difficult; third acts, even more so. But what of a fourth? That’s Elton John, who’s already been a country-inflected singer-songwriter, Captain Fantastic and a mainstream pop star.

On Second Thought: Wild Cherry – Wild Cherry (1976)

Born in 1970, Wild Cherry began life as a rock band. Gigging the local circuit, the Ohio group struggled to gain the success they strived for.

‘Everything is perfect': Greg Lake on the timeless chemistry between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

If Greg Lake didn’t already have an appreciation for the unique syncopations of the Beatles rhythm section, he certainly learned a thing or two while on tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band.

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads': Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads': Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

For Don Henley, the Eagles’ success was related not to gimmickry but to a focused attempt to blend bed-rock music styles without any of the artifice that’s associated with more modern acts.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969)

The Band’s eponymous second album begins with some serious women troubles, but “Across the Great Divide” doesn’t herald a project as haunted as their 1968 debut. Instead, as with this song’s title, it’s about intersections

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything': Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything': Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

Queen’s final project with Freddie Mercury, 1995’s Made in Heaven, has long been thought to have included all of what was left from the legendary frontman’s work. But it might not be his last musical testament.

Left Lane Cruiser – Rock Them Back To Hell! (2013)

Never have so much gritty, grimy and righteous noise come from just two guys as Left Lane Cruiser.