Rock Music

Forgotten series: Lyres – On Fyre (1984; 2012 reissue)

Founded in 1979, Lyres not only spearheaded the 1960s garage rock revival of the following decade, but the Boston, Massachusetts combo also remained kingpins of the scene.

‘There was a connection’: Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan

‘There was a connection’: Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan

“The House of the Rising Sun” is best known as a chart-topping 1964 smash for the Animals. Frontman Eric Burdon says it’s also responsible for pushing Bob Dylan toward rock music.

Buke And Gase – General Dome (2013)

“Buke And Gase” is a two-person outfit as the name implies, all right, but the names pertain to the instruments they play, not the players themselves.

‘There could still be a Yes’: Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

‘There could still be a Yes’: Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

Since its late-1960s founding, the pioneering progressive-rock band Yes has seen an ever-shifting line up transform its sound time and time again — to the point that bassist Chris Squire sees the group going on without him.

Exclusive stream: Judy Dyble with Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald and Pat Mastelotto, “Harpsong” (2013)

Judy Dyble, a member of Fairport Convention for its first album, collaborates with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald and Pat Mastelotto on this exclusive stream, courtesy of Gonzo Multimedia.

Forgotten series: Head East – The Best Of Head East (2001)

One can never accuse Head East of not paying their dues. Formed in 1969, the Illinois based band kicked about the local live circuit for half a decade before finally translating their music onto vinyl.

‘The loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band’: Recalling five of Levon Helm’s most stirring moments

‘The loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band’: Recalling five of Levon Helm’s most stirring moments

Sunday gives us another chance to remember Levon Helm, as Elton John, Mavis Staples and others pay tribute to the rail-jumping, loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band during the annual Grammy awards.

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm’: Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

‘If it’s getting a bit quiet, I just swing my arm’: Pete Townshend thrilled to be windmilling back in England

Pete Townshend says he can’t wait for the Who’s on-going Quadrophenia and More tour to return to his native UK, calling the 1973 double-album hit “a quintessentially English piece.”

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

Roger Waters’ 2013 tour of The Wall through a series of outdoor venues in Europe promises even more outsized thrills for fans of one of Pink Floyd’s most recognizable albums — and the chance to hear something new, as well.

‘Man, I was shredding’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

‘Man, I was shredding’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Late in the process of recording his new solo project The Calling, Journey’s Neal Schon was reminded of Ronnie James Dio, and a musical connection they made in 1985.