Archive for February 4th, 2012

On Second Thought: Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth (2012)

I stand corrected – and pleasantly surprised, too. When I went into my first listen of Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth, I was expecting a steaming pile of mediocrity.

Josh Ginsburg – Zembla Variations (2012)

In a couple of days, bassist/composer/bandleader Josh Ginsburg will issue his first album, one he’s clearly ready for.

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Rip, Rig And Panic" (1965)

The history of jazz is a history of personalities; from the affable Satchmo, the showmanship of Diz, the gentlemanly ways of Ellington, to the intensely insular Miles. It seemed in most of these cases, the music reflected their personalities, too.

Black Sabbath reunion will continue, members say, with or without original drummer Bill Ward

The question of whether a Black Sabbath reunion album and tour will proceed without original drummer Bill Ward has been definitively settled

Shows I'll Never Forget: Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, Aug. 8, 2004

In Cooperstown, N.Y.: First of all, it was cold. I myself kinda liked the spate of very, very early fall weather we were having in the northeast, but having to sit on a metal bleacher for over three hours with the temps hovering in the 50s …

'American Idol' finalist Adam Lambert on replacing Freddie Mercury in Queen: 'The intention is to pay tribute'

Move over, Freddie Mercury. Step aside, Paul Rodgers. Queen’s new lead singer is former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert. Lambert confirmed the news (or … maybe not?!) in an interview with the UK’s Daily Star