Rock Music

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen has passed along encouraging news on how his father Eddie Van Halen is doing after undergoing surgery for a nasty case of diverticulitis.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Tomorrow’s Girls” (1993)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Tomorrow’s Girls” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Snowbound”) ||| ONWARD (“Florida Room”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Kamakiriad got its mojo going with “Snowbound” and reached the summit at “Tomorrow’s Girls.” This song was the single spun off the album, and achieved some mild success, reaching #20 on the “Mainstream Rock Tracks” charts

King Crimson – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: 40th Anniversary Edition (1973; 2012 reissue)

Besides King Crimson’s debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, and possibly Red and Discipline, no other album in their catalog has been as anticipated for a revisiting than 1973′s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic.

Forgotten series: 49th Parallel – 49th Parallel (2005)

There must be something magical penetrating Canada because so much great music stems from the country. A Calgary, Alberta band who existed in the late 1960s, 49th Parallel produced several singles and a self-titled album during their stint

Deep Beatles: “For You Blue” (1970)

Deep Beatles: “For You Blue” (1970)

Unlike many bands, the Beatles’ B-sides were often just as good, if not better, than the A-side single. Case in point: “For You Blue,” the B-side to the hit single “The Long and Winding Road.”

Duncan Sheik – Covers Eighties Remixed (2012)

“Stripped” from The Song That Changed My Life Series from Duncan Sheik on Vimeo. Former 1990s one-hit-wonder Duncan Sheik blows up the sleepy atmospheres that doomed last summer’s Covers Eighties, pumping some new life into the upbeat numbers — but, even more interestingly, completely enlivening the slower songs.

Ann Wilson discusses what Heart will — and won’t — play on the Fanatic tour

Ann Wilson discusses what Heart will — and won’t — play on the Fanatic tour

For Ann Wilson, a new album and tour is a chance to reinterpret Heart’s freshest, original work. So, expect a lot more from the band’s well-received new project Fanatic than, say, big hits from the 1980s.

‘I think it’s gone past that now’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi rebuffs reunion talk with Bill Ward

‘I think it’s gone past that now’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi rebuffs reunion talk with Bill Ward

Original drummer Bill Ward says he’d like to put recent contract squabbles behind him and rejoin Black Sabbath, but guitarist Tony Iommi — the only member to play in every one of the band’s many incarnations — says that’s unlikely.

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “One Piece Thermo-Molded Country Plastic Chair” (2012)

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “One Piece Thermo-Molded Country Plastic Chair” (2012)

Ready for some new solo music from David Lee Roth? Warning: As with his initial solo foray away from Van Halen, it’s nothing like his old band’s pop-metal sound.

Aerosmith – Music from Another Dimension (2012)

Aerosmith – Music from Another Dimension (2012)

I think it speaks volumes that after hearing a few advance tracks, I had this record in hand for three days before I ever listened to it. You see, I’m an Aerosmith fanboy in the worst way.