Articles tagged rock

The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary)

Despite (or perhaps because of) the outside pressures the Rolling Stones faced in recording Satanic Majesties, it stands 50 years later as arguably the most experimental, tongue-in-cheek, and underappreciated album of their long history.

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Chris Bell: I Am the Cosmos (Deluxe Edition)

With Big Star, Chris Bell helped invent power pop as we know it. I Am the Cosmos is his brilliant posthumous solo masterpiece, and the definitive edition is out now.

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Van Morrison: Roll with the Punches

Calling Morrison enigmatic is like calling candy sweet: it’s the defining characteristic. Morrison’s best music has always been complex and mysterious.

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Jean Caffeine - “Winter of Hate” (video) (premiere)

Peripatetic musician Jean Caffeine has worked in punk, rock, and alternative country during her fruitful career and now she shares a new video about the last Sex Pistols gig ever.

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The Skullers - ‘Meet the Skullers’ (album stream) (premiere)

A precocious trio of blues-rock artists make their debut on Meet the Skullers.

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Stills & Collins: Everybody Knows

Their voices blend together well, especially on the title song. The roughness of Stephen Stills’ leathery vocals meshes well with Judy Collins’ velvety crooning and fits the black humor of Cohen’s lyrics.

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Randy Newman: Dark Matter

Randy Newman puts together a variety show with comedy, tragedy, and romance (and, yeah, some farce).

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on ‘One on One’ Tour

McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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Paul Weller’s Impossible Idea

One of the UK's most revolutionary rock figures isn't showing any signs of slowing down. His insatiable thirst for the new leads to the creation of A Kind Revolution. Weller talks with PopMatters about his new music and career.

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Dan Miraldi - ‘Love Under Fire’ (audio) (premiere)

Dan Miraldi offers up rock 'n' roll protest anthems made for the modern world.

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Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold

Veteran rockers Foo Fighters join forces with pop producer Greg Kurstin, and the unexpected result is the finest album of their long recording career.

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Back to Blue Bayou: An Interview With Linda Ronstadt

In her exclusive interview with PopMatters, Linda Ronstadt revisits Simple Dreams just in time for Rhino's 40th anniversary edition of her classic number one album.

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Nothing But Thieves: Broken Machine

On Broken Machine, Nothing But Thieves have crafted a hook filled modern rock album that matches the ambition and intensity of any guitar band around today.

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The Waterboys: Out of All This Blue

Yeats? Dylan? Cohen? Kanye? The Waterboys embrace hip-hop and things get... interesting

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14 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

Mike Gordon: OGOGO

The Phish bassist unleashes another solo album and, to no one's surprise, it's an odd, idiosyncratic slice of catchy rock and funk.

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Queens of the Stone Age: Villains

More energetic than 2013's ...Like Clockwork, Villains finds QOTSA teaming up with super-producer Mark Ronson to emphasize their grooves as much as their riffs.

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8 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Living Colour: Shade

Funky hard rock veterans still own the block and knock socks off.

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Lilly Hiatt: Trinity Lane

She writes and sings in the first person about addictions, bad love and such in a voice scarred and innocent like a sinner reborn. Hallelujah!

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Walter Becker, the Cayenne in the Steely Dan Recipe

Steely Dan's Becker and Fagen were storytellers who invented characters whose odd, off-putting circumstances commented on the world as incisively as any Bob Dylan lyrics.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Conquer Climate Change in Berkeley

When Petty & the Heartbreakers hit the stage, they’re accompanied by the electric vibe that comes with being a classic rock band on their 40th anniversary tour.

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