Rock Music

‘It’s never been burned like that': Sammy Hagar on his reunion with Journey’s Neal Schon

‘It’s never been burned like that': Sammy Hagar on his reunion with Journey’s Neal Schon

Sammy Hagar is previewing an upcoming solo album that finds him reuniting with Journey’s Neal Schon. The two first worked together as members of HSAS in the early 1980s.

‘A good way of telling people we’re back': Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

‘A good way of telling people we’re back': Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

Black Sabbath’s cameo last night on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” included the television debut of “End of the Beginning,” a song from their upcoming reunion disc 13.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Morse of Deep Purple

Something Else! Interview: Steve Morse of Deep Purple

Guitarist Steve Morse joined us as Deep Purple released both deluxe and vinyl editions of their new album Now What?!, a comeback which has already topped the charts in four countries — and gone Top 20 in 13 more.

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

The advance publicity for the fourth official solo album by Sonic Youth member/author/art damaged polymath Thurston Moore offered a challenge: You may think you know where a Thurston record does or does not factor into your world

Exclusive stream: James McCartney, “Strong as You” from Me (2013)

Exclusive stream: James McCartney, “Strong as You” from Me (2013)

James McCartney, a musician with a blessing/curse of a last name, tries to come to terms with the strength needed to overcome such strokes of luck/misery on “Strong as You”

Queensryche – Frequency Unknown (2013)

It will come as no surprise to many Queensryche fans that the weakest link in Geoff Tate’s version of the band may be Tate himself.

Movies: Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2013)

Movies: Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2013)

Looking back, it seemed preordained. Stevie Nicks met Dave Stewart years ago, and had a good feeling about him. “Maybe,” Stevie Nicks says toward the end of the film In Your Dreams, “this played out for a reason.”

The Bottle Kids – Such A Thrill (2013)

Actually a single-man vehicle driven by Eric Blakely, the Bottle Kids score home run after home run on Such A Thrill, which rates high on the scale as one of the greatest debut albums to sail down the street in many moons.

One Track Mind: Steve Hackett with Ray Wilson, “Carpet Crawlers” from Selection (2013)

Guitarist Steve Hackett, with an assist from criminally underrated fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson, has finally found the emotional centerpoint within one of their old band’s signature tunes, “Carpet Crawlers.”

Huey Lewis and the News – Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition (2013)

This imminently listenable brand of no-frills rock might have sold in any decade. But only in the 1980s, a period marked by a steep swing rightward after the polyester era’s excesses, could Huey Lewis and the News have been such big stars.