Rock Music

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

In adding muscular horns to California Transit Authority, Danny Seraphine has fulfilled the promise of one of the best songs on CTA’s hard-grooving new release Sacred Ground: He’s come full circle.

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that': Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that': Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

As Steven Wilson begins a 17-date North American tour, one that will feature a half-dozen in-store appearances, it’s increasingly clear where his passion lies: On solo projects like the recently released The Raven That Refused To Sing.

‘A sense of betrayal': Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members

‘A sense of betrayal': Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members

Even Emerson Lake and Palmer, whose name would seemingly ensure that they wouldn’t become another in the progressive rock genre’s endlessly interchangeable bands, endured a memorable roster shift. Greg Lake says he still regrets it.

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.

‘We would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac': Stevie Nicks still gushing about Phillip Phillips

‘We would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac': Stevie Nicks still gushing about Phillip Phillips

There was once a time, in the early 1970s, when Fleetwood Mac added a pair of youthful singer-songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to reinvigorate its sound. Now Nicks says she’s ready to pass the torch.

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

After Peter Gabriel’s exodus from Genesis, the band was scrambling to replace the lead singer that was essential in the group morphing into one of the top prog rock acts of the early ’70s.

‘That stuff is way downtown': Is Van Halen’s David Lee Roth set to front the Duke Ellington Big Band?

‘That stuff is way downtown': Is Van Halen’s David Lee Roth set to front the Duke Ellington Big Band?

Van Halen fans are rightly thrilled with the news that David Lee Roth is retaking the road after Eddie Van Halen’s recent health scares. But that’s not the only band he’ll apparently be fronting in 2013.

‘It’s has to be said': Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

‘It’s has to be said': Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

In a move that is perhaps only surprising to Mick Jagger, fans have been cool to the Rolling Stones’ newest songs — even while reacting with overt enthusiasm to their older music — as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom (2001; 2013 reissue)

This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.

‘Tom is buried in the studio': Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

‘Tom is buried in the studio': Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

It’s a good time to be a fan of Boston, with the recent release of unheard music from late original frontman Brad Delp and now the promised release of a long-awaited studio recording from Tom Scholz and Co. — more than a decade after its last one.