Rock Music

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Originally released in 1975 on A&M Records, Armageddon proved to be the late great ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf’s last stand — and he really went out rockin.’ It must have come as a shock to his legacy fans

Fleetwood Mac – Extended Play EP (2013)

The center point of this new Fleetwood Mac EP is a track thought lost from the Buckingham-Nicks era, a song that once might have just been about being in love but now billows with a very mature sense of acceptance.

‘It will be a grand jaunt': The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

‘It will be a grand jaunt': The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired': Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired': Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

Guitarist Neal Schon is returning to some familiar 1980s-era musical associations — though neither of them are Journey. Instead, he’s rekindling associations from the days of HSAS, and Schon and Hammer.

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

The sound is bad, and the image is worse. But we’ve gotten a glimpse into a third track from Black Sabbath’s forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne reunion record with “Methademic,” a track that seems sadly appropriate considering Ozzy’s latest back slide

Boards Of Canada reunion album Tomorrow’s Harvest suddenly available for pre-order

It isn’t exactly a shock to see news of a new Boards Of Canada album, not after they snuck out a handful of copies (literally) of a surprise single for Record Store Day a week ago for very lucky buyers to stumble upon.

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Still sizzling with unbound fury, Iggy Pop and the Stooges rejoin their white-knuckle search for meaning, though what they find isn’t any prettier 40 years later. Hell, at times, it’s just as terrifying.

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

At the time, punk was thought of as the fast and rough stuff, with classic rock geezers like Ritchie Blackmore already relegated to the dustbin of history. Hardly. Rainbow’s molten Live in Munich, recorded in 1977, zips along at a blinding pace.

‘They don’t say a word': Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

‘They don’t say a word': Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

All of the reunion talk for Led Zeppelin, subsequent to their gala release of Celebration Day, seemed to center on the idea that Robert Plant wasn’t interested. Not true, says the erstwhile frontman.

Richard Barone – Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (2012)

Recreating an album 25 years later is not always the easiest task to tackle — let alone being able to assemble the same exact musicians (including D.J. Vin Scelsa’s new introduction), but the ex-Bongos front man Richard Barone pulled it off.