Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981
Eagle Rock, 106 min., $14.98 DVD/$19.98 DVD/CD
What a great time it is be a classic-rock fan with eyes as well as ears. Between a trove of rare and unreleased concert and TV appearance videos readily available on YouTu ... More >>
Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks
August 9, 2012
I really wish that Rod Stewart is recording the past few years of tours he's had under his belt, because he's in essence setting the bar for how to grow old in rock and roll without looking like a granny doofus or a stuttering clown. At 67 year ... More >>
In the multi-fractured musical landscape of time, even "the world's greatest rock and roll band" found themselves in a precarious position in 1978.
Joe Strummer and the Clash had declared "No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977," and subgenres like punk, funk, disco, new wave, reggae, and eve ... More >>
Had Me a Real Good Time - Faces: Before, During & After
By Andy Neill
456 pp., $29.95, Omnibus Press
A band that was actually more popular in the U.S. than their English homeland -- based on their incendiary live shows if not album sales -- Faces (or, to most, The Faces) are far more than just "Rod ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseDef Leppard, Heart
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 23, 2011
Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era.
On one ... More >>
Since there's been so much talk about Kings of Leon after Caleb Followill's abrupt "heat-induced" exit last Friday in Dallas, Tuesday afternoon Rocks Off's in-house brain trust emailed back and forth about the possible long-term effects of last weekend's events on the band.
Mark C. AustinKings of L ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBilly Idol
House of Blues
August 25, 2010
See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show.
Hot in the city. Tonight.
Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>
Just in case you're one of the very few people who hasn't yet been seized by government shock troops and forced to marry someone of the same sex, a California Supreme Court judge ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional Wednesday. This would be the proposition which officially defines marriage as ... More >>
Today's London Express trumpets the news that Rolling Stones perpetual bad boy Keith Richards will join erstwhile fellow Stone Ron Wood and the rest of the Rod Stewart-less Faces for the band's reunion performance at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival in West Sussex, England, August 13.
The ... More >>
The new British Invasion collection are the latest DVDs from Reelin' in the Years, featuring long-lost performances with bandmember interviews. Wisely eschewing the over-anthologized bigger-named performers, this initial series offers individual releases on The Small Faces, Herman's Hermits ... More >>
Yesterday marked a tremendous day for rappers and thrashers across the world: Metallica and Run-DMC were announced as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's newest inductees, along with Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby Womack, two members of Elvis Presley's backing band ... More >>
Fans of the rooster haircut and pub rock, rejoice! London’s The Mirror is reporting this afternoon that the surviving Faces are gearing up for rehearsals next week with a reunion tour to follow in the summer. All original living members are said to be involved, including keyboardist Ian McClagan ... More >>