Rock Music

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

Bob Dylan fans will remember the news of his lastest studio effort broke when recent sideman David Hidalgo mentioned it in the media. Now, the Los Lobos co-founder says his relationship with Dylan may be broken.

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

The name “Mark Lewisohn” carries significant weight in the Beatles fan and scholar communities. During the 1980s and 1990s, the author published essential reference works for any Beatles enthusiast’s library.

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

Wow, do these Medway, England, fellas really pack a whallop! They impress me as a strong cross between the Jam and the Creation, with some freakbeat and mod flourishes. Really rockin’ the rafters here!

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

Powder Mill – Land of the Free (2013)

On its fourth studio album, Powder Mill delivers a rough-around-the-edges, nasty, gnarly blend of Southern rock and country that will certainly remind fans of fellow Ozark rockers Black Oak Arkansas.

‘Some college kid writes that stuff’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

‘Some college kid writes that stuff’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

Don’t get Kiss’ Gene Simmons started on Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online reference site. Wait, on second thought: Do. Do get him started. The results are hilarious.

‘The songs are starting to come’: Steve Lukather updates new Toto studio project

‘The songs are starting to come’: Steve Lukather updates new Toto studio project

Now that Steve Lukather’s latest round of shows with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band have come to an end, he’s focused on work toward Toto’s first studio effort since 2006’s Falling in Between.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Strawberry Wine” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Strawberry Wine” from Stage Fright (1970)

Garth Hudson catches a honking groove on the accordion, setting the stage for a galloping assertion of carnal desire to which only Levon Helm — with his patented yard-dog yelp — could do justice.

Something Else! sneak peek: Bloodgood, “Lamb of God” from Dangerously Close (2013)

I spent a lot of quality time with Bloodgood in the late 1980s. It was around the time that Stryper rose to fame and Christian metal exploded as a subgenre on labels like Frontline Records.

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

Despite their enormous popularity, the Beatles released few live recordings. The closest the group ever came to releasing a live album was in 1977, when Live at the Hollywood Bowl made its debut.