Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.
As you go through my Best Hard Rock and Metal of 2016 list, you’ll see why I’m calling it the year of the classic thrash band.
“Hour in the Shower” is a welcome reminder that as serious as Chicago took themselves at times, they still knew how to have fun.
I’ve always thought that Yes’ 1978 album cut “Release, Release” harkened back to the days of original guitarist Peter Banks.
Heart’s ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ shows a jubilant band obviously thrilled at the prospect of performing in such a storied venue.
In retrospect, I’m kind of sorry I just couldn’t get into Rush’s ‘2112’ when it first came out.
With today’s announcement, it would seem the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally saw the light by including Yes – but they’re not off the hook yet.
Ed Toth discusses his time in the Doobie Brothers, as well as earlier work as a former member of the platinum-selling Vertical Horizon.
Mike Tiano makes a new argument for Yes’ long-overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Preston Frazier offers his thoughts on the best reissues and box sets from 2016, with two special honorable mentions.