Rock Music

How would Richard Wright react to Pink Floyd’s The Endless River?: ‘I think he would have been thrilled’

How would Richard Wright react to Pink Floyd’s The Endless River?: ‘I think he would have been thrilled’

Pink Floyd’s record-smashing ‘The Endless River’ was built on leftover material from a renaissance era for Richard Wright.

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

Big Star – Live In Memphis (2014)

‘Live in Memphis’ makes the case for Big Star’s inclusion of two Seattle interlopers, showing how they grew as a band into the ’90s.

The Rolling Stones, “Rip This Joint” from L.A. Forum: Live in 1975 (2014): One Track Mind

The Rolling Stones, “Rip This Joint” from L.A. Forum: Live in 1975 (2014): One Track Mind

The rockabilly punk of “Rip This Joint” provides an early glimpse into how Ron Wood would fit in with the Rolling Stones.

Chris Squire looks back on Yes’ coke-addled years: ‘Blame the Eagles’

Chris Squire looks back on Yes’ coke-addled years: ‘Blame the Eagles’

Yes was “strictly a pot and hash band,” Chris Squire insists, until a fateful 1973 U.S. tour featuring the Eagles as their opening act.

Brian Mackey, “Captain of the Moon” from Broken Heartstrings (2014): One Track Mind

Brian Mackey, “Captain of the Moon” from Broken Heartstrings (2014): One Track Mind

Brian Mackey spent some two years working on his debut album, and you hear every moment of care in songs like “Captain of the Moon.”

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint explores a Paul McCartney connection from long before their time together around the newly reissued ‘Venus and Mars.’

Dennis DeYoung opens up about his hearing problem: ‘I’ve never heard any rock performance I have ever done’

Dennis DeYoung opens up about his hearing problem: ‘I’ve never heard any rock performance I have ever done’

He can joke about it now, and does. But Dennis DeYoung admits his hearing has never been the same since a sudden mishap.

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash doesn’t dilute “Simple Man” with wish-fulfillment fantasies. There’s just this: a heart that longs for what’s been lost.

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” is another song Steely Dan introduced for their 1996 tour, but never put on an album.

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

A new Led Zeppelin reissue gives S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso, JC Mosquito, Fred Phillips and Mark Saleski the chance to reassess.