Archive for February 1st, 2012

10cc's Kevin Godley develops new global sharing music app; Ronnie Wood and the Edge are featured

A founding member of 10cc has been at work on a new app that will let musicians share their work globally. Featured performers on the app include Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and The Edge of U2.

Ian Anderson will release solo sequel to Jethro Tull's classic Thick as a Brick

Ian Anderson has followed up his recent announcement of a 19-date concert tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick with something perhaps even more interesting: He plans to release a solo sequel to the 1972 prog-rock classic.

On Second Thought: Marvin Gaye – What's Going On (1971)

News that John Legend will recreate Marvin Gaye’s 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center, one that’s believed to have included the only complete performance of his groundbreaking 1971 album What’s Going On, had us digging out the old vinyl.

Charles Gayle Trio – Streets (2012)

Like Giuseppi Logan, tenor saxophonist Charles Gayle was in the thick of it during the free jazz revolution taking place in New York during the 1960s.

Forgotten series: The Young Gods – Live Sky Tour (1995)

Listening to this trio composed of vocals, keyboards and live drums, the question that arose was: “Can the Swiss really rock?” When it’s the Young Gods, they certainly can.

Rolling Stones post oft-bootlegged concert from final leg of their 1981 Tattoo You tour

Often bootlegged, but never officially released — until now — the Rolling Stones’ Dec. 18, 1981 date at Hampton, Va., has become something of a legend. Now, the band will be adding the show to its Rolling Stones Archives site

Best of January 2012: Reader picks include Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Dion and plenty of prog rock

January brought in-depth talks with progressive rock legends Greg Lake and Steve Hackett, new blues from Dion and sweet standards from Paul McCartney.

Gimme Five: Disco songs that don't, you know, suck

In looking back to disco and the 1970s, nobody is arguing that there weren’t excesses. “Disco Duck,” that song about CB radios, Barry Gibb’s chest hair. But don’t let one or two — OK, a teetering truckload — of bad apples spoil the whole batch.

Half Notes: Sean Noonan Brewed by Noon – Boxing Dreams (2008)

I love a good musical crossover. By that I don’t mean when a country star has a pop hit. No, what I’m talking about is a tune that is taken completely out of context by being covered in a different genre. One of my favorite records is called Brand New Second Hand, a collection of pop tunes that have beenRead More