Archive for February 9th, 2012

Gimme Five: My 'Important Records,' from Tanya Tucker to Weather Report to ELP

Every collector has a few records that are ‘important’: bought during life-altering circumstances or maybe during a difficult time in life. Or heck, maybe some nutty karma-tidbit tossed the record into your hands.

Lillian Axe – XI: The Days Before Tomorrow (2012)

Growing up in rural northern Louisiana, I didn’t often get to see my guitar heroes live. Maybe that’s one reason Lillian Axe’s Steve Blaze became one of them.

Bruce Springsteen says Clarence Clemons’ nephew will join the E Street Band; watch him play sax on "Jungleland" here!

Bruce Springsteen confirms on his Facebook page that the late Clarence Clemons’ nephew Jake will fill in for the legendary saxophonist as the E Street Band prepares to hit the concert trail next month. Watch him perform “Jungleland” here!

New Tommy Bolin album will feature big stars singing along with outtakes, alternate versions

A new tribute album to the late Deep Purple guitarist Tommy Bolin will find a galaxy of stars playing and singing along to outtakes and alternate version of his solo material.

Celebrating Ringo Starr's new All Starr Band, including Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather and Richard Page of Mr. Mister

We’re still taking in the wonder that is Ringo Starr’s newest edition of the All Starr Band

Luis Perdomo – Universal Mind (2012)

About fifteen years ago I bought a CD by a jazz pianist I had just heard about that I absolutely dug. Jumpstart! by Michael Wolff (1995) combined a few choice not-overly familiar covers with some compelling, advanced originals

Beach Boy's 50th anniversary reunion kicks off with Sunday performance at the Grammys

This year’s Grammy Awards promises to be fun, fun, fun as the Beach Boys kick off their 50th anniversary reunion tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will perform on Sunday, and are also expected to join Maroon 5 and Foster the People on stage.

Laurence Juber on Paul McCartney and Wings, and Al Stewart: Gimme Five

Laurence Juber on Paul McCartney and Wings, and Al Stewart: Gimme Five

Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber, who first came to fame with Paul McCartney and Wings, takes us inside a handful of key career moments.