Rock Music

‘Just another band to me’: In a rare talk, Charlie Watts remembers joining the Rolling Stones

‘Just another band to me’: In a rare talk, Charlie Watts remembers joining the Rolling Stones

A rare interview with Charlie Watts finds him ruminating on what makes the Rolling Stones work, five decades in — and his own good fortune to have been there with them for so long.

Mechanix – New World Underground (2013)

New World Underground is already the Nuremberg trash metal band Mechanix’s third album, and we’ve come to expect certain things: Namely, groovy and melodic metal songs.

On Second Thought: Thee Attacks – That’s Mister Attack To You (2010)

A fantastic debut album, That’s Mister Attack to You is an all-original group of songs that are so immediately catchy, dynamic, and powerful that they saturate the grooves.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Artists reclaimed their thrones in 2013, did things they were supposed to do in the way they were supposed to do them. Sounded, if nothing else, like their very own glorious selves.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970)

Richard Manuel’s greatest triumph on Stage Fright, and one of his last signature moments of creativity, arrives with “Sleeping” — as does the growing sense that this is a Band album like no other

Something Else! sneak peek: Adrenaline Mob, “Come On Get Up,” from Men of Honor (2014)

So, what will the Mike Portnoy-less Adrenaline Mob sound like? Well, pretty much like the version of the band with Portnoy, but perhaps even less interesting.

Evergreen Terrace – Dead Horses (2013)

We haven’t heard from Evergreen Terrace in a long time — four years, to be exact. It’s almost as if the band from Jacksonville, Florida had disappeared

Movies: The Punk Singer (2013)

The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson’s briskly paced, 80-minute film examines Kathleen Hanna’s ascension as unofficial spokeswoman of the riot grrl movement.

One Track Mind: The Nth Power, “Thank You” (2013)

As we — or me, anyway — await the first full album by one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets of late, The Nth Power continues to tantalize.

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (2013)

Boston has issued a churning new take on a Christmas classic, lathered with a typically tornadic riff from Tom Scholz — though, alas, it still misses the stratospheric presence of the late Brad Delp. Stream it here!