Archive for January 13th, 2012

Original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson announces series of North American solo concert dates

Original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson has announced select solo concert dates in the U.S. and Canada, beginning in February.

Forgotten series: Neil Young – Austin City Limits (1984)

One of the coolest things about writing a book on a guy like Neil Young is the unexpected gifts you get from even more unexpected places.

Steve Perry on Journey snubs: We don't need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ex-Journey lead singer Steve Perry, fresh off overseeing his former band’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2 and a vinyl reissue of the smash 1984 solo album Street Talk, is taking a broader view on a series of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs over the years.

Todd Rundgren and the Nazz, “Open My Eyes” (1968): One Track Mind

Todd Rundgren and the Nazz, “Open My Eyes” (1968): One Track Mind

“Open My Eyes” goes all the way back to Todd Rundgren’s first stop with those wonderful Brit-pop masters from Philly, the Nazz.

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks – Video Anthology (2007)

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks was, along with John Zorn’s Masada, one of my very favorite jazz groups — especially in its acoustic incarnation. At its heart is the amazing drumming of Bill Bruford

Bob Mould to perform 'Copper Blue' in its entirety at this year's Noise Pop Festival

Bob Mould will perform 1992’s Copper Blue, from his post-Husker Du band Sugar, as part of the 20th annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

The Friday Morning Listen: Van Halen – Women and Children First (1980)

It’s been kind of a fun week in music, mostly because of all of the buzz surrounding Van Halen’s tour and new album announcement. Yessir, Roth is back