Rock Music

The Knack – Time Waits For No One: The Complete Recordings (2012)

What are the chances of two bands sharing the same moniker, having the same number of members in the group, living in the same locale and recording for the same label? Slimmer than slim, that is for sure, but such is the case here.

Steely Dan Sunday, Confessions of a Side Man: Recording on Donald Fagen’s Sunken Condos, Part 2

*** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Here is the second part of a three installment series chronicling harmonica extraordinaire Will Galison’s first hand experience working with Donald Fagen on a couple of tracks for what became Fagen’s next album

Asia – Resonance: The Omega Tour (2012)

Asia – Resonance: The Omega Tour (2012)

Getting the music right, after all of these years, is in many ways the easy part. What changes, inevitably, for bands of Asia’s vintage are the vocals.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Monkees, November 16, 2012

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Monkees, November 16, 2012

At the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois: Many so-called nostalgia acts figure all the crowd wants is to hear the big hits. However, longtime fans were richly rewarded on November 16, 2012, when The Monkees hit the stage

On Second Thought: Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988)

On Second Thought: Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988)

“I remember now.” Damn, this album is fantastic. I always seem to forget just how good it is when I go a little while without listening to it.

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

Since splitting with Yes earlier this year, former frontman Benoit David has been spending his time slowly but surely regaining his vocal strength. That process has included appearances in an eclectic Canadian choir and his return to prog

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know’: Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know’: Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

Producer Andy Johns has worked with Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, but he never saw anything like Eddie Van Halen — who displayed a genius for guitar and every-day home tools during sessions for 1991′s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Roger Waters has a different feeling about playing stadiums, several decades after presenting his original production of The Wall with Pink Floyd some 29 times in 1980.

Deep Beatles: “There’s A Place” (1963)

Many fascinating stories have emerged from the landmark 1963 recording of the Please Please Me album. The all-day marathon session signaled the beginning of The Beatles’ rock and pop reign and produced an impressive array of singles: “Love Me Do,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist and Shout,” and the title track

One Track Mind: Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs

One Track Mind: Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs

Only two members of the Eagles have had longer tenures than Don Felder, who played guitar in the band from 1974-1980 and then from 1994-2001.