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New Music Monday: Eric Burdon, Kid Rock, Nektar, Curved Air, Carmen McRae, Iron Maiden

Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.

On Second Thought: Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988)

On Second Thought: Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988)

“I remember now.” Damn, this album is fantastic. I always seem to forget just how good it is when I go a little while without listening to it.

Desert Island Discs: Canadian Bands Edition

In a pitched battle for Canuck supremacy, Neil Young edged out Rush by just one mention, as we imagined what being stranded on an island just off the coast of Canada might be like.

One Track Mind: Northern Kings, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” (2007)

There’s only so much cheesy awesomeness that you can pack into a single video and song, and Northern Kings get every bit of it crammed into this cover of Tina Turner’s theme for the third Mad Max movie.

Geoff Tate – Kings and Thieves (2012)

I have hope now that I might one day hear a good Queensryche album again. The latest solo outing from former frontman Geoff Tate makes it pretty clear who has been in control of the band’s creative direction recently.

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Everybody has their own definition of a “chill” record. But if ever there was a time when one was desperately needed, it would likely be when you are stranded on a faraway island — with nothing but a volleyball to keep you company.

New Music Monday: Aerosmith, David Gilmore, Duncan Sheik, Jon Irabagon, Paul Kelly, Queen

New Music Monday: Aerosmith, David Gilmore, Duncan Sheik, Jon Irabagon, Paul Kelly, Queen

Oh, Aerosmith. We’ve waited. And waited. And for this? Turns out Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Co. have returned with music from the same old dimension — the slickster 1980s.

Aerosmith – Music from Another Dimension (2012)

Aerosmith – Music from Another Dimension (2012)

I think it speaks volumes that after hearing a few advance tracks, I had this record in hand for three days before I ever listened to it. You see, I’m an Aerosmith fanboy in the worst way.

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Stuck on a desert island, you’re going to want to rock every once in a while, right? That’s where this string-bending, axe-swinging, fretboard-melting, amp-blowing list comes in.