Rock Music

‘I think he was playing hard to get': Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘I think he was playing hard to get': Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

The very nature of their shared histories made Emerson Lake and Palmer’s founding a tricky proposition. Coming together as an all-star amalgam, everyone had other options it seemed.

Almost Hits: Steve Winwood, “Arc of a Diver” (1980)

Almost Hits: Steve Winwood, “Arc of a Diver” (1980)

A harbinger — be that good or bad — of what was to come as arena-rock morphed into synth-driven MTV fare, Steve Winwood’s Arc of a Diver smoothed the way for a smash return in the 1980s.

White Wizzard – The Devil’s Cut (2013)

There are those bands that are downright frustrating. They release one fantastic album that makes you an instant fan, and then they never can quite seem to hit that high note again.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Burton Cummings, August 10, 2013

Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand: No doubt about it — we’re well into the 21st Century now, in our post-9/11 politically, socially and economically uncertain world.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Janie Runaway”) ||| ONWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) >>&gt; *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Not many Billboard top 10 albums have a homage to hookers, but Two Against Nature continues the Steely Dan tradition

‘I think it’s really up to the guys': Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

‘I think it’s really up to the guys': Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

The news that Adam Lambert’s collaboration with Queen will make a long-awaited U.S. debut next month begs the question: Is this becoming a long-term thing

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Mike Keneally has not one but two new live EPs out, and better still — they’re free for download through his web site.

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

For all of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky antics on stage, many of his most recognizable songs — from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’” and “Jump” to his solo version of “Just a Gigolo”/”I Ain’t Got Nobody” — have a darker edge.

One Track Mind: Jann Klose, “Song to the Siren” from Mosaic (2013)

Jann Klose’s newly released album Mosaic confirms his rising reputation as an interpretive friend to the legacies of Tim Buckley and his son Jeff.

‘I thought it was a great song': Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

‘I thought it was a great song': Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

Recorded during the sessions for 1980’s Keepin’ the Summer Alive, the heretofore-unreleased “Goin’ to the Beach” has been brought to life all over again.