Articles tagged classic rock

11 Jul 2017 // 8:14 AM

Foreigner: 40

40 is a well-rounded overview of hits that would make even the most jaded indie music fan admit that Foreigner songs have an ability to really sink in their hooks.

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14 Apr 2017 // 10:01 AM

J. Geils: 1946-2017

Hard Drivin’ Man: J. Geils brought blues, jazz, soul -- and his name -- to one of rock’s great bands

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Rush: 2112 (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe)

Rush's 2112 is reissued with bonus material and powerful reminders of the trio's full prowess.

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New Monsoon Storms Terrapin Crossroads for Rhythm Reunion

Bay Area jammers rock the Grate Room with original percussionists for force of nature reunion.

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9 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

The Doors: London Fog 1966

These newly rediscovered tapes represent the earliest known live recordings of the Doors, something that unfortunately quickly becomes all too evident.

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The Rolling Stones: Blue and Lonesome

On their new album, the Stones return to their origins -- but now with greater authority and skill

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Foreigner Go Acoustic for Insightful American Songbook Set (Photos)

Exclusive photos from Foreigner's unplugged show at Lincoln Center.

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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 // 2:05 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 // 2:30 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 // 3:15 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 // 11:00 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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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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