KISS’ ‘Monster’ is what happens when two dynamic, legendary, signature vocalists meet up with a scholar of a classic-rock and a superlative journeyman drummer.
Always unearthing jewel-like pop obscurities, London-based Sepia Records now offers up the well-annotated, 29-song “Johnny Mercer Sings Just For Fun.”
This project’s roots are noble, as Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan get together for charity, to help fund the rebuilding of a music school in war-torn Gyumri, Armenia.
The acrimony is put aside as Triumph strikes a rare reunion pact for Sweden Rock, the biggest old-school metal lovefest on the planet.
“Beach Town Confidential” captures a stunning live performance by power-pop purveyors The Plimsouls at the band’s pinnacle, during the summer of 1983.
Ringo Starr’s latest album finds him in his usual good spirits, with the opening track, “Anthem,” setting the tone.
Eagle’s Rory Gallagher reissue program continues with this solid, overlooked album from 1982, the follow-up to the flashier and more expensive-sounding “Top Priority” from ’79.
Ram could be considered Paul McCartney’s “Sgt. Pepper.” There’s a grab-bag, something-for-everybody musical approach, with folk, rock, pop and orchestrations.
“August and Everything After” was Counting Crows’ defining album; everything “after” was really a disappointment in comparison.
Like Peter Frampton and Foghat with ‘sequels’ to their live albums, Molly Hatchet has followed up its successful “Greatest Hits” album with a second slab.