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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.

Tired of “Stairway to Heaven”? Other recommended moments from upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues

Tired of “Stairway to Heaven”? Other recommended moments from upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues

Forget the reunion so many had hoped for when the surviving members of Led Zeppelin held a news conference recently. Turns out it was only to promote a new concert film. But, wait, there’s more

New Music Monday: Black Country Communion, Neil Young, Andrew Bird, Keith Emerson, Manu Katche

New Music Monday: Black Country Communion, Neil Young, Andrew Bird, Keith Emerson, Manu Katche

Neil Young returns with original music with Crazy Horse. Keith Emerson returns to the prog-rock glories of his time with Emerson Lake and Palmer. Black Country Communion, however, is busting up — but they left one last terrific album.

Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue (2012)

Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue (2012)

Maybe it’s a longing for simpler, better times, but I’ve found myself listening to a lot of 1980s-influenced hard rock lately, both comebacks from bands of the era and newer acts that play the style.

New Music Monday: Ben Gibbard, Craig Chaquico, Donald Fagen, Jamey Johnson, the Fusion Syndicate

New Music Monday: Ben Gibbard, Craig Chaquico, Donald Fagen, Jamey Johnson, the Fusion Syndicate

Shake off that weekend rust with gulp of fresh-roasted musical goodness from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Jefferson Starship’s Craig Chaquico and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

We’ve finally answered an age-old question from the decade, as our intrepid panel of shipwrecked music lovers definitively chose Prince over Michael Jackson — not to mention Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy, Rick James and Run-DMC