Rock Music

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

Threaded with a hip-hugging hook, this song packs a wallop.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

Nick Mason has been the only constant through Pink Floyd’s many incarnations.

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

A mystery-laced tribute to Anne Sexton has lost none of its power, 25 years on.

On Second Thought: David + David – Boomtown (1986)

On Second Thought: David + David – Boomtown (1986)

Dark and intriguing, it left us eager for a second album that, alas, never came.

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

Together since 2012, the All-Starrs play the Greek in LA tonight – but they’ll be back.

Marco Minnemann – EEPS (2014)

Marco Minnemann – EEPS (2014)

A multi-instrumentalist who makes a living at the drums but has plenty more to say.

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

Palmer boasts a lengthy resume of success with Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Asia.

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.

‘Didn’t really approve of him carrying on’: Top Topham’s unlikely Yardbirds return was decades in the making

‘Didn’t really approve of him carrying on’: Top Topham’s unlikely Yardbirds return was decades in the making

Back in their earliest days, guitarist Top Topham was torn between two worlds.