Archive for January 17th, 2012

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry to stage partial Aerosmith reunion this week on 'The Tonight Show'

Steven Tyler will be there to promote the new season of “American Idol,” set to start on Wednesday. But the big news associated with his stop on Friday, Jan. 20, as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is a partial reunion of Aerosmith, as Tyler will be joined by guitarist Joe Perry for a musical performance.

Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman celebrate 40th anniversary of Yes' Fragile; stream the interview!

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman are appearing this week on “InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands,” as the syndicated rock radio show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Yes’ Fragile.

New documentary explores the making of Paul Simon’s Graceland, 25 years later

“Under African Skies,” a new documentary from Joe Berlinger on the making of Paul Simon’s Graceland, will debut on Jan. 22 at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

John Oates continues solo explorations into the blues with February live project

John Oates continues to dig deeper into his musical roots as a fan of blues and R&B with a new live album to be released in February. Recorded at Sirius XM Radio, it will be called The Bluesville Sessions.

Dave Navarro talks Jane's Addiction vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers in Twitter Q&A

A half-hour Q&A on guitarist Dave Navarro’s Twitter page inevitably focused on the two bands he’s played in — Jane’s Addiction vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Gregg Allman named international artist of year; see complete list of Maple Blues Awards winners

Gregg Allman was named international artist of the year, while New Brunswick bluesman Matt Andersen was named the year’s top acoustic act, male vocalist and entertainer at Canada’s 15th Maple Blues Awards ceremonies overnight.

On Second Thought: Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers, "Bustin' Loose" (1979)

An update to the story told two years ago, when I had train on the brain. The train rides are coming to an end and I’m bustin’ loose.

Jack DeJohnette – Sound Travels (2012)

Jack DeJohnette, the ferociously talented rhythmnist, opens and closes this project at the piano, all alone. There’s a quiet grace about it that belies everything we’ve come in expecting from, you know, a jazz drummer’s record.

Misty Boyce – Misty Boyce (2010)

If you’ve listened to enough pop music over your years of taking in culture, you’ll eventually come to realize that things just can’t be the way you’d want them to be.