Steve Morse reinvigorated Deep Purple after Ritchie Blackmore left in the 1990s. And Morse plays as the album’s title implies, with total abandon.
Dave Mustaine did not get the Grammy he desired for ‘Th1rt32n.’ But to Megadeth fans, winning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance is about as important as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Fans know better than industry insiders.
God love Slash — he’s just an old classic rocker, and he’s never changed his spots. Sure, he got lucky with the overrated Guns N’ Roses, but he continues to rock ’cause he wants to.
No one can ever accuse Meat Loaf of having a lack of melodrama, even without the bombastic songwriting of former collaborator Jim Steinman.
With “News Of The World,” released in 1977, Queen left behind the fey foppery of the band’s earlier releases in favor of unabashed arena rock.
The Beach Boys’ newest studio album, “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” is more than good. It is, in a word, phenomenal.
Leslie West almost didn’t live to see the release of “Unusual Suspects,” a solid star-studded record that doesn’t sound like the work of a 65-year-old.
Nothing’s sacred — least of all ego-tripping, libidinous rock stars with grandiose delusions and a future need for tattoo removal — in this mock rock opera that stretches over the years and careers.
John Pizzarelli made his mark on contemporary jazz by experimenting with an eclectic palette. His latest release, “Double Exposure,” contains a broad range of covers that showcases the artist’s appreciation for music.
Jack White’s first solo effort, “Blunderbuss,” shows just how far White has come since The White Stripes first sizzled ears in 1999.