Archive for January 12th, 2012

Steven Tyler on forthcoming Aerosmith album: 'What I’ve listened to so far just knocked me out'

Steven Tyler has had plenty to say about the upcoming season of “American Idol.” But what, you know, about his other hobby — Aerosmith?

Velvet Underground goes bananas over use of famous album cover image

Andy Warhol’s iconic banana image from the debut album of the Velvet Underground has certainly been famous for more than 15 minutes. In fact, it’s slated to begin showing up soon on cases, sleeves and bags — but the Velvets aim to block the move.

Something Else! sneak peek: Gregory Porter, "When Did You Learn?" (2012)

It’s tough to achieve stardom as a singer, harder still as a jazz singer, and especially as a male jazz singer. Which makes the rapid rise of Gregory Porter all the more remarkable.

Steve Hackett on Genesis’ “Firth of Fifth,” GTR’s “When the Heart Rules the Mind” + others: Gimme Five

Steve Hackett on Genesis’ “Firth of Fifth,” GTR’s “When the Heart Rules the Mind” + others: Gimme Five

Go inside the brief and stormy collaboration with Steve Howe in the mid-1980s called GTR, and Steve Hackett’s genre-busting return to prog rock in 2009.

Neil Peart on Rush's long-awaited new studio release: 'Odd numbers of beats, bars, and measures all over the place'

Drummer Neil Peart has given fans new insight into Rush’s long-awaited new studio album — both in the way that it will sound, and his part in advancing the songs.

Half Notes: Jamie Ousley – A Sea of Voices (2012)

In many ways, it’s all come together for Jamie Ousley on A Sea of Voices, issued January 10 on Tie Records. The Miami-based double bassist had already developed an affinity for performing jazz concerts in churches, a tradition Ousley was introduced to during a stint playing with Ira Sullivan. Then, he decided to make a water-themed recording as a benefitRead More