Rock Music

Deep Beatles: “You Never Give Me Your Money” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles’ look at the Abbey Road medley continues with “You Never Give Me Your Money,” an obvious nod to the group’s legal and financial woes from their ill-fated venture Apple Corps.

‘I was, like, are you insane?’: Mitch Malloy on winning, then losing, Van Halen frontman job

For a moment in 1996, Mitch Malloy was poised to become Van Halen’s third lead singer. In fact, he was certain he had the job. Then, all of a sudden, Extreme’s Gary Cherone took over instead.

‘That turned into a beautiful little song': Mike Love remembers the Beach Boys’ emotional deep cut “Only With You”

‘That turned into a beautiful little song': Mike Love remembers the Beach Boys’ emotional deep cut “Only With You”

Featured in a band so closely associated with his brother Brian Wilson’s musical genius, his brother Dennis’ work can be easy to overlook. “Only With You” makes the case for paying closer attention.

thedrakeeffect – Acoustica (2013)

A very smart sampler from thedrakeeffect’s new series of discs called The Voyage, this debut effort focuses on acoustic rock tracks – offering a stripped-down take on some of life’s more interesting sideroads

One Track Mind: Black Label Society, “Ain’t No Sunshine” from Unblackened (2013)

I’ve been a fan of Zakk Wylde since his pinch-harmonic screaming debut with Ozzy Osbourne on No Rest for the Wicked.

Exclusive stream: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Exclusive stream: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Check out this signature tune from Emerson Lake and Palmer’s last performance with a 70-piece orchestra on their 1977 tour in support of Works.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

Earlier this year, Something Else! mentioned the band Chicago’s return to recording. Now, we have what we hope is one of the many fruits of their labors, the single, “Somethin’ Comin’, I Know.”

The Band, “I Shall Be Released” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “I Shall Be Released” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

A darkly delicate denouement, Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” — as conveyed with trembling, breakable beauty by Richard Manuel — concludes Music from Big Pink like a moment in miniature.

‘I think he’d be down': Adam Lambert contemplates Freddie Mercury’s reaction to his tenure with Queen

‘I think he’d be down': Adam Lambert contemplates Freddie Mercury’s reaction to his tenure with Queen

It is, of course, impossible to know what the late Freddie Mercury might have thought about Adam Lambert’s performances in his stead with Queen. But the American Idol finalist suspects it would have been positive.

Levin Minnemann Rudess – Levin Minnemann Rudess (2013)

There are certain parameters expected from any new supergroup, certain expectations based on what you know coming in. Levin Minnemann Rudress depth charges those early and often.