Rock Music

Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (1988, 2014 reissue)

Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (1988, 2014 reissue)

Ask anyone familiar with Lucinda Williams’ music and early on in their reply they’ll almost surely include mention of 1998’s Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, but Williams’ abilities as a singer and songwriter came to full bloom ten years before.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band  – At Fillmore East (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

So now we have the latest news in the long saga of the Allman Brothers. It has been announced that Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the band.

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

What ever happened, you say, to Denny Laine — the guy who helped found two instantly recognizable bands, the Moody Blues and then Wings, before virtually disappearing? Good question.

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

John Wetton admits that personal issues wrecked his initial tenure with Asia. His recovery, however, has included a reunion as well as a creative rebirth.

The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

“The Shape I’m In,” despite its galloping cadence, finds the Band’s Robbie Robertson desperately attempting to reach out to the badly faltering Richard Manuel.

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

So today, premier Southern rockers The Drive-By Truckers announced a new tour in support for their upcoming album English Oceans, due out March 4.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

Mogwai – Rave Tapes (2014)

Already a post-rock institution, almost no one dares to criticize this Scottish band anymore. Mogwai could release a three-second throwaway and it would be praised as a masterpiece.