Rock Music

David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

Credit David Bowie for understanding how to cast his latest iteration. But also Chic for having the goods to make that nascent vision a reality.

Circus, “Stop Wait and Listen / I Need Your Love” (1972): One Track Mind

Circus, “Stop Wait and Listen / I Need Your Love” (1972): One Track Mind

Had this been Circus’ lone contribution they would still inspire awe – since “Stop Wait and Listen” is truly one of the greatest singles of all time.

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “10,000 Light Years Ago” (2015): One Track Mind

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “10,000 Light Years Ago” (2015): One Track Mind

John Lodge displays a welcome willingness to build a bridge to the future from a well-known foundation of the Moody Blues’ past.

Fleetwood Mac’s overlong Say You Will sorely missed Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac’s overlong Say You Will sorely missed Christine McVie

Christine McVie’s absence from ‘Say You Will,’ released this week in 2003, left Fleetwood Mac critically unbalanced. They could have used an editor, too.

Indigo Girls, “Happy in the Sorrow Key” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

Indigo Girls, “Happy in the Sorrow Key” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

Crunchy where they might have been folky before, the Indigo Girls’ punchy “Happy in the Sorrow Key” simply pulls no punches.

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Has Yes finally hit upon a successor to Jon Anderson who diehard fans will accept? Keyboardist Geoff Downes thinks so – and here’s why.

The Beatles, “What You’re Doing” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “What You’re Doing” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

Paul McCartney’s underrated “What You’re Doing” foreshadows how the Beatles would test the limits of rock later in the 1960s.

Adam Lambert admits he can’t out-party his Queen bandmates: ‘Sometimes, I’m the old man’

Adam Lambert admits he can’t out-party his Queen bandmates: ‘Sometimes, I’m the old man’

Adam Lambert has learned many things during his time fronting Queen, not least of which is how to approach both fame and the nightlife.

Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Railroad Spikes” from Mystery Glue (2015)

Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Railroad Spikes” from Mystery Glue (2015)

Graham Parker and the Rumour returned after three decades as if nothing had changed. Everything had changed, of course. Well, except for these guys.

Daniel Lanois had reservations about working with Bob Dylan: ‘Sure, it was frightening’

Daniel Lanois had reservations about working with Bob Dylan: ‘Sure, it was frightening’

Daniel Lanois had already produced a slew of stars prior to his first record for Bob Dylan. Still, he was wary when it came to 1989’s ‘Oh Mercy.’