Rock Music

Something Else! sneak peek: Black Water Rising, “Show No Mercy” from Pissed and Driven (2013)

Black Water Rising’s self-titled debut album was one of my favorites of 2009, and one of the best pure hard rock records that I’d heard in a long time at that point.

Pink Floyd, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Dr. John, the Byrds – The Dutch Woodstock (2013)

As a 17-band menu of bands gathered for the three-day Holland Pop Festival in June 1970 outside of Rotterdam, Bob Hite of Canned Heat summed things up perfectly: “I feel less uptight here than I ever have anywhere.”

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

A release date hasn’t been set for the new remaster of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Live in Germany, recorded on June 24, 1997 at Munich’s Tollwood Festival, but here’s a free download to tide you over.

‘This is a democracy': Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

‘This is a democracy': Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

Michael Wilton takes the high road when talking about the forthcoming Queensryche album, their first without the departed Geoff Tate. It’s easy to read between the lines, however, as he talks about working with new frontman Todd La Torre.

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

“We’re experimenting,” John Oates admits, in this exclusive Something Else! Sitdown. “We’re looking at it a little bit differently.”

One Track Mind: The Romantics – “Little White Lies / I Can’t Tell You Anything” (1977)

Detroit, Michigan has forever been known for its great music, and the Romantics are just one of many special bands born in the city.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

While The Basement Tapes’ “Orange Juice Blues” found the Band taking their first tentative steps toward something utterly brand new, the fable-teller’s yowl of “Yazoo Street Scandal” provides a road map to their destination.

‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet': Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet': Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

As Toto prepares for the opening night of its 2013 tour on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Brussels, guitarist Steve Lukather finds himself answering the inevitable questions about the origins of the band’s name. His answer might surprise you.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Babb and Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer

Something Else! Interview: Steve Babb and Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer

As Glass Hammer reissues 2005’s Inconsolable Secret, it’s easy to connect those early attempts at broader narrative concepts with the band’s recent epic release Perilous.

Exclusive stream: Stephen Stills with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Don’t Want Lies” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Stephen Stills with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Don’t Want Lies” (2013)

Sounding something like Stephen Stills’ seminal Super Session project, with a dash of CSNY, this exclusive advance stream of “Don’t Want Lies” finds Stills participating in a loose, bluesy date with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd