Archive for January 14th, 2012

Bruce Springsteen's as-yet-untitled album reportedly to include loops, electronic drums and hip-hop rhythms

A member of the Bruce Springsteen camp tells the Hollywood Reporter that the singer-songwriter is venturing into some unexpected areas on his as-yet-untitled new release — including loops, electronic percussion and influences as diverse as Irish folk and even hip hop.

Remembering Michael Brecker, five years later

Hard to wrap my mind around the fact that as of yesterday, Michael Brecker has been dead for five years, now.

Keb' Mo' says he'll return to his blues roots for follow up to silky Grammy-nominated R&B project

Fresh off a Grammy nomination for his silky-smooth R&B project The Reflection, Keb’ Mo’ says he’ll likely return to his blues roots for his next album — though he no regrets about dabbling in new sounds.

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi 'overwhelmed' by fan support, vows to continue reunion album despite cancer diagnosis

Ailing Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi thanked fans for their outpouring of good wishes in a statement — and vowed to continue to work on a long-awaited project featuring the band’s original lineup despite his recent lymphoma diagnosis.

Motian Sickness – For The Love Of Sarah (2011)

Less than two months ago the great jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Paul Motian passed away at eighty years old, in what was arguably the most substantial loss in the jazz world of 2011.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: David Lee Roth, June 24, 1988

At Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana: I was 15 and the concert experience was pretty new to me when my aunt pointed her Mustang down I-20 toward Shreveport with her best friend and her nephew (that would be me) in tow.

Half Notes: Bill Chinnock – Badlands (1978; 2008 reissue)

Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Gary W. Tallent, Danny Federici … Bill Chinnock? That’s right, Bill Chinnock was a major player in the early E Street years. When I was a young guy in the state of Maine, Chinnock actually ranked right up there with Bruce. His brand of soulful rock music resonated with me right from the start. The songRead More