Archive for January, 2012

Something Else! sneek peek: Stream Neil Young's new collaboration with Crazy Horse, "Horse Back"

Neil Young has given fans a sneak peek at his long-awaited new collaboration with Crazy Horse, posting a sizzling, 37-minute long track — appropriately titled “Horse Back.”

For trumpeter Nicholas Payton, a three-month vow to stop using the term "jazz"

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton has announced a 90-day personal moratorium on using the word “jazz,” according to a new interview posted at “On March 7,” Payton says, “I’m definitely going to start using it again.”

Affable Michael Anthony says he won't pursue royalty case over new Van Halen album

When David Lee Roth confirmed recently that Van Halen returned to the band’s vaults in search of old pieces of music and existing lyrics for a much-anticipated new album, it brought up the question of royalties for original bassist Michael Anthony.

Chick Corea/ Eddie Gomez/ Paul Motian – Further Explorations (2012)

It’s yet another tribute to the singular artistry of Bill Evans, but this one has a special plot line: the drummer played for Evans in one era and the bassist played for him in another era.

Paul McCartney admits to pressure-filled moments during sessions for Kisses on the Bottom

Recording a collection of well-known standards for the forthcoming Kisses on the Bottom, despite its cheeky title, was something of a challenge for Paul McCartney.

Forgotten series: Episode Six – The Roots Of Deep Purple: The Complete Episode Six (1994)

Formed in the summer of 1964, Episode Six quickly developed a star-studded reputation as a hotshot live band.

Styx – The Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight Live (2012)

At the moment of Styx’s earliest breakout successes, as it achieved these first- and second-ever triple platinum-selling albums, the band was already starting to go its separate ways.

Kyle Turley – Death, Drugs and the Double Cross (2011)

I’ll offer a disclaimer at the beginning of this review. I’ve been a Saints fan as long as I can remember. I watched my first game toward the end of the Manning era when I was probably 8- or 9-years-old.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the long-awaited collaboration between John Mellencamp and Stephen King, set for spring release

John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s dramatic “roots musical,” in the works for more than a decade, will finally debut this spring.

Something Else! sneak peek: Stream Jack White’s first post-White Stripes solo single, “Love Interruption”

Jack White returns for his first project since the White Stipes broke up almost a year ago, with a country-soul single called “Love Interruption” — which you can stream below.