Rock Music

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

As it stands today, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of America’s longest running and most beloved rock ‘n’ roll groups.

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

I’m not sure I’m capable of writing a review of Bruce Springsteen’s latest release. There’s one fact that may disqualify me from rendering a true and proper piece of rock criticism.

‘Time for something very special’: Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project

‘Time for something very special’: Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project

Seems Glenn Hughes set about putting together a new band before the embers were cool from the wreckage of Black Country Communion. He’s already finished a new album.

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Night Belongs To Mona” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Night Belongs To Mona” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“Security Joan”) ||| ONWARD (“Mary Shut The Garden Door”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan, ever the perverse band consisting of the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker plus crack musicians, were ensconced in the studio by the mid 1970s, yet became consistent road warriors during their ’90s reincarnation

Chris Wilson – It’s Flamin’ Groovy! (2014)

Making its U.S. debut in January 2014 is Chris Wilson’s new album called It’s Flamin’ Groovy! And it certainly is

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

The torrid passion between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks has been both the blessing (you’ve heard of Rumours, right?) and the curse of Fleetwood Mac.

True Nature – You Shouldn’t Have to Shout So Loud (2013)

True Nature couldn’t have picked a more appropriate title for its new EP, even if the group — led by Lou Barlow — doesn’t start off taking its own advice.

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

Even as the Eagles neared the height of fame, before 1976’s Hotel California, they were already teetering on the edge of a fiery burnout.