Rock Music

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mary Shut The Garden Door” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mary Shut The Garden Door” (2006)

Stress. Fear. Their tentacles grip us around the neck and chest, slender ribbons slithering into the brain.

On Second Thought: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

On Second Thought: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

Bruce Springsteen is one of the greatest storytellers in rock, whether taking on racism, Vietnam, 9/11 or the eternal victory of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he also remains a misunderstood presence.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – South (2014)

Time on the road had led Black and the Rodeo Kings to a new sound, inside dressing rooms, in the backs of rumbling busses, in the merchandise tent adjacent to the darkened stage.

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (1988, 2014 reissue)

Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (1988, 2014 reissue)

Ask anyone familiar with Lucinda Williams’ music and early on in their reply they’ll almost surely include mention of 1998’s Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, but Williams’ abilities as a singer and songwriter came to full bloom ten years before.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band  – At Fillmore East (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

So now we have the latest news in the long saga of the Allman Brothers. It has been announced that Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the band.

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

‘Everything is moving forward’: Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Denny Laine, “Last Laugh” (2013)

What ever happened, you say, to Denny Laine — the guy who helped found two instantly recognizable bands, the Moody Blues and then Wings, before virtually disappearing? Good question.

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do’: How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

John Wetton admits that personal issues wrecked his initial tenure with Asia. His recovery, however, has included a reunion as well as a creative rebirth.