Rock Music

Eric Clapton – Old Sock (2013)

Eric Clapton – Old Sock (2013)

Like 461 Ocean Boulevard, but with better singing, Eric Clapton’s Old Sock is similarly thin on original songs, swerves into an amiable island-inflected vibe, and never gets too far outside of its super-mellow box.

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

A year ago this week, Ronnie Montrose took his own life after a lengthy battle with cancer. What better tribute could there be to the legacy he left behind than new music from his namesake band?

‘What’s the point of making a new CD?’: Journey is at a crossroads after Eclipse stiffs

‘What’s the point of making a new CD?’: Journey is at a crossroads after Eclipse stiffs

Journey’s most recent release, 2011′s heavy-rocking Eclipse, debuted at No. 13 in the U.S. — but keyboardist Jonathan Cain says sales quickly fell off afterward.

‘It turned into some decent music’: Tony Levin kept David Bowie’s secret while at work on the amazing new Stick Men release

A first-call bassist boasting appearances on more than 500 albums, Tony Levin is giving nothing away to age, even as he approaches his 67th birthday.

One Track Mind: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “There’s a Hole in the Sky” (2013)

One Track Mind: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “There’s a Hole in the Sky” (2013)

Neil Young has debuted a new, environmentally conscious song as part of his on-going Australian tour with Crazy Horse, called “There’s a Hole in the Sky.” Preview it here!

‘I’m going to raise the question’: David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

‘I’m going to raise the question’: David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

Touring again with Van Halen has David Lee Roth ruminating on bands that continue on without most of their original members — Guns n’ Roses, in particular. He compares the practice to staging a Broadway revival

On Second Thought: David Bowie – The Next Day (2013)

Straight to it: Over the years, David Bowie’s continual shifting and remaking of his persona struck many as a case of someone trying too hard to convince the world that he was not simply a pop star, but was actually some kind of artiste.

Matthew Heller and the Clever – Invitation (2013)

Vimeo Matthew Heller’s music has the balls-out attitude of rock, and the confrontational intelligence of folk. The atom-smashing combination of both on his new album Invitation creates a dangerous fission

40 years on, Nick Mason says nothing sounds quite like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

40 years on, Nick Mason says nothing sounds quite like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Co-founder Nick Mason says he doesn’t hear a lot of new music that reminds him of Pink Floyd’s record-smashing space-rock release Dark Side of the Moon, even four decades later.

‘It all just sort of snowballed’: Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

‘It all just sort of snowballed’: Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

For ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, the thing that makes being a part of Chickenfoot so much fun is “the hang,” the sense of camaraderie that each of its world-famous members brings to the project.