Rock Music

On Second Thought: China Crisis – Diary Of A Hollow Horse (1989)

Walter Becker is the lesser-known half of Steely Dan, yet has a successful career as a jazz producer which extends from 1981 to present day.

The Small Faces – Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years (2014)

The Small Faces – Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years (2014)

After years of sub-par compilations, best of collections and generally below-standard packaging and repackaging of their recorded output, those mod dignitaries the Small Faces have finally received a respectful and proper tribute

‘Honestly, I have no plans to do anything’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley won’t perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

‘Honestly, I have no plans to do anything’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley won’t perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

At first, it looked as if there would be a reunion of the original quartet when Kiss is belatedly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year. Then, maybe not. Now, it seems more like: Definitely not. In fact, Paul Stanley is saying he has no plans to perform at all.

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Tommy Malone might forever be known as a founder and frontman for the widely admired subdudes, but as he reminded us last year with his first solo effort in ages, Natural Born Days,

‘As long as it was a great song’: Journey vet previews second album with the Sky

Robert Fleischman played a critical role in the history of Journey, even if he ultimately gave up the job of frontman to Steve Perry for 1978’s Infinity. Over the course of the previous fall, he co-wrote three key tracks for that album — including “Anytime” and “Wheel in the Sky”

‘You know how it is with brothers’: Inside the life-long friendship that is Hall and Oates

‘You know how it is with brothers’: Inside the life-long friendship that is Hall and Oates

Hall and Oates will gather again for another round of tour dates later this month, reuniting after a period that’s seen John Oates issue a series of solo songs and Daryl Hall return with a new season of Live from Daryl’s House. That time apart, if anything, seems to strengthen this bond, Oates says.

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

John Lennon may have called it “a piece of rubbish,” but “Cry Baby Cry” symbolizes one of Lennon’s more underrated compositions. Written while in India, “Cry Baby Cry” serves as a twisted nursery rhyme, and he would return to the motif years later on Double Fantasy’s “Cleanup Time.” The 1968 tune landed on the White Album, and still intrigues withRead More

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

Bill Champlin has just returned from playing five dates with his ex-Chicago bandmate Danny Seraphine, an experience he describes as “a fun week.” Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been fun lately for Champlin, who has experienced some recent health problems.

‘He knew exactly what he wanted’: Intimidating moments in the studio with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

When Mike Fraser took on the rare position of producing a Jimmy Page record, he’d already collaborated with big stars like AC/DC (1990’s The Razor’s Edge), Bryan Adams (1984’s huge hit Reckless) and Aerosmith (on their late-1980s albums Permanent Vacation and Pump.

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

David Lee Roth, of course, already let slip that Van Halen is at work on a new album. Now comes confirmation from Wolfgang Van Halen, by way of Mark Tremonti.