Rock Music

Robert Levon Been and the Call – A Tribute to Michael Been (2014)

Robert Levon Been and the Call – A Tribute to Michael Been (2014)

It was an unexpected gift, I’m sure, for them – and for us.

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue (2014)

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue (2014)

Joe Bonamassa’s new batch of songs points up the fact that the blues does come in so many different shades. And all of it is good.

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

A moment of artistry that’s so complete it became definitive.

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

As brilliant as Alex Chilton no doubt was, there’s more to Big Star.

‘You just want to get the job done': Graham Nash talks frankly about Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s squabbles

‘You just want to get the job done': Graham Nash talks frankly about Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s squabbles

David Crosby wasn’t the only one who derailed this group over the years.

‘Is this how it’s going to be?': Solo career for the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood had a rough start

‘Is this how it’s going to be?': Solo career for the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood had a rough start

At this point, it seems his own record label hardly knew Wood.

One Track Mind: George Harrison, “Dark Horse (early take)” from The Apple Years (2014)

One Track Mind: George Harrison, “Dark Horse (early take)” from The Apple Years (2014)

The sad truth is that this song was always much better than its execution.

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

Legend says Clapton split over “For Your Love.” But there was more to it.

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “Tobacco Road” from Eat ‘Em and Smile (1986)

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “Tobacco Road” from Eat ‘Em and Smile (1986)

It’s corny and completely over the top, but that’s what I want from Dave.

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

Unbent by the years, DeYoung reclaims one of his best early Styx songs.