Rock Music

‘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.

The Young Presidents with Corey Glover, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville – Coalition (2013)

A well-placed group of collaborators — from the Beach Boys’ Blondie Chaplin to Living Colour’s Corey Glover to the always-funky Ivan Neville — give life to the Young President’s aptly named Coalition.

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates. Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album

‘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.