Articles tagged classic rock

Van Halen’s Hard Rock Party Is Not to Be Outdone

Van Halen, helmed by a vivacious David Lee Roth and a steady Eddie Van Halen, put on a fine, festive old-school hard rock party not to be outdone. The good times have not gone anywhere!

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5 Oct 2015 // 1:05 AM

Jeff Beck: Live +

Former guitar god Jeff Beck returns with yet another live album full of the expected, augmented by two studio tracks that defy conventional logic in their abject atrociousness.

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Toto’s Steve Lukather Has Something to Prove

The veteran rock group’s guitarist talks about Toto XIV and the band's summer tour with Yes.

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10 of the Best Fleetwood Mac Member Solo Albums

Fleetwood Mac is the rare project that features both a fine discography and a successful series of solo LPs from its many members. Here are ten examples of the latter.

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Cooks Up “Psychedelic Filling in a Folk Blues Pie” to Rock North Park

There’s no looking back now, as Chris Robinson is all in with his Brotherhood and the "freak power" movement.

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11 Jun 2015 // 1:30 PM

20 Questions: The Darkness

The Darkness tackle barbarians and invaders on their dramatic and goofy fourth album. Guitarist Dan Hawkins also took time to tell PopMatters about his love for Yves Saint Laurent and Watership Down.

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The Brazilian Johnsons - “I’ll See You Down the Road” (audio) (Premiere)

Although they're based in Brooklyn and they met at Boston's Berklee College of Music, the Brazilian Johnsons sound like they rolled out of a '70s southern rock FM radio station on "I'll See You Down the Road".

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3 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Iron Butterfly: Ball

While many critics and hardcore fans have debated the merits of Ball, the truth is that it served as a solid follow-up to their one mega hit.

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Casablanca - “My Shadow Out of Time” (audio) (Premiere)

Drawing from the wells of classic rock and '80s heavy metal, Casablanca have crafted a cosmic concept album in Miskatonic Graffiti. You can stream the anthemic "My Shadow Out of Time" now.

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Led Zeppelin - “Brandy and Coke (Trampled Under Foot)” (video)

As a tie-in to the recent release of the 40th anniversary edition of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin have released an "interactive video" for "Brandy and Coke", the initial rough mix of the classic "Trampled Under Foot".

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Counterbalance: The Who’s ‘The Who Sell Out’

What's for tea, darling? Darling, I said, What's for tea? It's a 1967 pop-art masterpiece. You're going to choke on it, too. A pioneer in the art of the concept album is this week's Counterbalance.

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Jeff Lynne: Armchair Theatre (Deluxe Re-Issue)

A true testament to his musicianship and longevity in the business, Jeff Lynne's forgotten classic, Armchair Theatre, returns -- and it sounds better than ever.

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5 Jun 2013 // 10:00 PM

Hot Lunch: Hot Lunch

Another gang of regurgitative rock revivalists, this San Francisco troupe tries to be more than simply palatable but ultimately makes the case to bring one’s lunch from home.

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20 May 2013 // 10:05 PM

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.

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David Bowie: Aladdin Sane (40th Anniversary Edition)

Aladdin Sane may be the best example of one of Bowie's central themes: the artifice not as something to break through, not as an impediment on the way to the real, but the artifice as its own sort of realness.

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24 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Justice: Audio, Video, Disco

Feeling like a classic from beginning to end, Audio, Video, Disco is a brilliant change-up from the brilliance of Cross, as well as a promising new direction for the band.

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Foreigner: Feels Like the First Time

Foreigner's skill at cloning past compilations with a new disguise hasn't faded with time. While it may be good for the band's pocketbook, it's hardly that for anyone else.

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Graveyard: Hisingen Blues

The Swedish retro-rockers return with a an assured, surprisingly nuanced second album.

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Pour Some Sugarland on Me: Why Country Music Is the New Classic Rock

Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.

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22 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

MV + EE: Barn Nova

Prolific purveyors of independently-released psychedelic classic rock return to Ecstatic Peace! with their fourth offering on a bigger stage.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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