Archive for January 22nd, 2012

Police say Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was found hiding in safe room with shotgun

The story of Megaupload.com’s demise just keeps getting more and more interesting.

Susan Tedeschi says sprawling Tedeschi Trucks Band owes much to Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen'

There is, of course, an obvious comparison for the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band — yeah, we made it too — in the 1970s-era husband-and-wife projects led by Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Susan Tedeschi, however, says their group’s main inspiration goes further back.

The Romantics – Playlist: The Very Best Of The Romantics (2011)

It’s always interesting to hear how bands got their names, and in this case it’s simple and fitting. Formed on Valentine’s Day, in the year 1977 I may add, the Romantics certainly picked an appropriate moniker.

Peter Gabriel to celebrate anniversary of So with badly needed reworking of 1987 concert film

Peter Gabriel’s 1986 project So has long been critically and commercially beloved. The accompanying Martin Scorsese-directed concert film, “Peter Gabriel: POV”? Not so much.

Duke Ellington – The Great London Concerts (1963)

When Duke Ellington strolled out on stage for this 1958 date, it had been 25 years since he’d previously appeared in Europe.

Rufus Wainwright says his new Mark Ronson-produced effort will be a 'very manly record'

Ever-eclectic Rufus Wainwright is at work on a studio project that he’s calling his “a very manly record,” and his “most sort of ‘pop’ and commercially viable, radio-friendly work.”

Steely Dan Sunday, "Green Earrings" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Green Earrings” has such a great, clavinet-laden groove to it, thanks to the Chuck Rainey/Pretty Purdie rhythm machine that keys up nearly every track on The Royal Scam, it doesn’t need any close inspection to appreciate.