Even Emerson Lake and Palmer, whose name would seemingly ensure that they wouldn’t become another in the progressive rock genre’s endlessly interchangeable bands, endured a memorable roster shift. Greg Lake says he still regrets it.
With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.
There was once a time, in the early 1970s, when Fleetwood Mac added a pair of youthful singer-songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to reinvigorate its sound. Now Nicks says she’s ready to pass the torch.
After Peter Gabriel’s exodus from Genesis, the band was scrambling to replace the lead singer that was essential in the group morphing into one of the top prog rock acts of the early ’70s.
‘That stuff is way downtown': Is Van Halen’s David Lee Roth set to front the Duke Ellington Big Band?
Van Halen fans are rightly thrilled with the news that David Lee Roth is retaking the road after Eddie Van Halen’s recent health scares. But that’s not the only band he’ll apparently be fronting in 2013.
In a move that is perhaps only surprising to Mick Jagger, fans have been cool to the Rolling Stones’ newest songs — even while reacting with overt enthusiasm to their older music — as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary.
This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.
It’s a good time to be a fan of Boston, with the recent release of unheard music from late original frontman Brad Delp and now the promised release of a long-awaited studio recording from Tom Scholz and Co. — more than a decade after its last one.
Optic Yellow Felt takes the rangy concepts of folk and jazz and sparks it up with the complex emotional underpinnings of classic turn-of-the-1970s rock on this deeply involving — and yet utterly listenable — self-titled debut.
Gregg Rolie begins with a simmering piano signature, then slowly settles into a greasy groove — setting the stage for some of his first new music since a 2011 solo EP. Before that, Rolie last issued a full-band studio effort in 2001, with Roots.