Rock Music

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Cautious Man” (1987)

Finallly…a song on Tunnel Of Love that I actually like.

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac’: The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac’: The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

Glenn Frey has been mixing up appearances with the Eagles with continuing dates in support of his new standards record After Hours, providing a wide variety of musical contexts. Frey says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘It’s not over; it just took a little hiatus’: Glenn Hughes sounds optimistic note on Black Country Communion

After a tumultuous period just before the release of Black Country Communion’s Afterglow, frontman Glenn Hughes is ready to talk again about the band’s future. Well, sort of.

‘As good, or better than Toto’: Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

‘As good, or better than Toto’: Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

Toto is planning a 35th anniversary tour, and now so is former frontman Bobby Kimball — who fronted the band over an early period that included “Hold the Line,” the Grammy-winning band’s debut No. 5 hit in 1978.

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel’: Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel’: Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.

Lisa Loeb – No Fairy Tale (2013)

Lisa Loeb returns with her first project aimed at an adult audience since 2004′s The Way It Really Is. But she doesn’t settle back into the absorbing, modestly constructed singer-songwriter craft of that project

Steely Dan Sunday, “Book Of Liars” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Surf And/Or Die”) ||| ONWARD (“Lucky Henry”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** A romantic, tear-jerking ballad is the last kind of song anyone would expect from Walter Becker. “Book Of Liars” is a ballad alright, but the other two adjectives don’t apply, not when Becker is telling his subject about what a legendary bullshitter she is.

Books: Basement Songs, by Scott Malchus (2012)

Scott Malchus’ book talks with passion and care about the way music intertwines into our lives and into our hearts. It’s not a compendium of favorite songs, but of favorite memories.

Forgotten series: The Optic Nerve – Forever and a Day (1993)

Formed in 1985, the Optic Nerve garnered more attention and accolades in death than in life. Hailing from New York City, the band tooled about the local underground circuit and put out a couple of singles, but struggled to get arrested.

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.