Rock Music

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

For nearly a quarter of a century, the Jigsaw Seen has been making music fueled by fascinating and forward thinking strategies.

On Second Thought: Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (BRO) – The Hills Are Alive (2011)

Hollywood has the unfortunate habit of taking an success and grinding it into the ground but remaking it until the essence of what made it successful dissolves.

Foghat – Live in St. Pete (2013)

Foghat – Live in St. Pete (2013)

Foghat stalwart Roger Earl’s principal claim to fame — beyond, of course, holding this band together through the losses of both Dave Peverett and Rod Price in the 2000s — is that stomping intro to “Slow Ride.”

‘Kind of going slow’: Carl Palmer says Asia is getting comfortable with new lineup

‘Kind of going slow’: Carl Palmer says Asia is getting comfortable with new lineup

Carl Palmer says Asia is continuing the demo process for its first album with guitarist Sam Coulson, even as plans are made for another series of shows in Asia and the U.S. next year.

‘We were sort of used to it’: Bill Ward’s latest absence from Black Sabbath wasn’t a surprise

‘We were sort of used to it’: Bill Ward’s latest absence from Black Sabbath wasn’t a surprise

Tony Iommi takes a long view on the controversy involving Bill Ward’s absence from the recent Black Sabbath reunion. After all, in a stint with the band that goes back to the 1960s, he’s seen it all before.

‘It’s among the most enduring music’: Elvis Costello on his lasting connection to the Band

For Elvis Costello, the Band arrived like a bolt out of the blue. At the same time, there was an ageless quality to the songs — in particular Levon Helm and Company’s “Rag Mama Rag,” from 1969’s The Band.

Death Angel – The Dream Calls for Blood (2013)

Death Angel stands as one of the most underrated acts from the second tier of the 1980s San Francisco Bay-area thrash movement.

Steely Dan Sunday: “What I Do” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday: “What I Do” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“H Gang”) ||| ONWARD (“Brite Nitegown”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** While the album Morph The Cat represented the conclusion of Fagen’s musical trilogy, it was hardly an end. In fact, the album may represent the most productive stage in Fagen’s career.

‘We started to look like chorus girls’: Paul Stanley on that time when the Kiss costumes went wrong

‘We started to look like chorus girls’: Paul Stanley on that time when the Kiss costumes went wrong

There have been, of course, subtle changes to the Kiss costumes over the years — most of which have been well received. Still, the period surrounding 1979’s Dynasty stands out as a garish misstep.

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

‘I don’t have it’: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is holding on to a key piece of Beatles memorabilia

Beatles 101 tells us that a drawing of a schoolmate by the young Julian Lennon inspired his father’s trippy “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” from Sgt. Pepper. But you’ll never believe where that piece of rock history ended up.