Rock Music

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

I’m not one to get overly emotional about a celebrity’s death, even one whose work touched me. Dimebag Darrell was different.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s non-jazz albums, including Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers and others.

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

If AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ ends up being the final album in the history of classic rock, well, that’s probably OK.

Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best bass performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Court filing openly mocks latest lawsuit from the Eagles’ Don Henley: ‘Obviously a joke’

Court filing openly mocks latest lawsuit from the Eagles’ Don Henley: ‘Obviously a joke’

Duluth Trading Co. explains the concept of a pun in their response to a lawsuit from the Eagles’ Don Henley. Also, the whole free speech thing.

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

The majesty of Jeff Beck at his best isn’t just his technical prowess. It’s how he charges through boundaries like a paper pre-game banner.

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

We take a deep dive into Paul McCartney and Wings’ ‘Band on the Run,’ released on December 5, 1973.

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood talks about the role he played in smoothing Yes’ sometimes-difficult transition from Trevor Rabin back to Steve Howe.

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ is a remaster befitting the classic pop-prog album’s legacy.