Archive for February 10th, 2012

Backstage with B.B.: 'King of the Blues' is generous with his music, and with his time

Guitarist Magazine is honoring B.B. King this month, releasing a gala 132-page magazine focused on the man they call “The Undisputed King of Blues.” That had us going back to a personal moment spent with this music-making legend …

Band mates open up about Duane Allman's tragic passing during sessions for Allman Brothers' Eat A Peach

Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts discussed the 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s legendary Eat A Peach on the syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio, going in depth on the tragic death of Duane Allman during the recording sessions.

Rush's forthcoming Clockwork Angels project will be accompanied by a sci-fi novelization

Rush’s first album in five years is turning into a multi-media extravaganza: Kevin J. Anderson plans to turn Clockwork Angels into a book, according to a new post on the sci-fi writer’s Facebook page.

Talking Heads – Chronology DVD (2012)

The new Talking Heads Chronology DVD is an often fascinating look back at the short, but trailblazing career of one of rock and roll’s most unlikely success stories, as viewed through the rear view window of music video and documentary footage.

Nick Mason discusses possibility of future projects in massive Pink Floyd reissue series

As EMI’s massive reissue project for Pink Floyd’s most popular albums draws to a close with The Wall on Feb. 28, some fans have wondered about similar expanded editions for earlier projects. Drummer Nick Mason seems open to it.

Matta Gawa – Tambora (2011)

In that alternate universe where indie rock is fringe music and post-hardcore improvised rock is mainstream, Matta Gawa is The Black Keys.

Guilty pleasures: Def Leppard – Yeah! (2006)

With Def Leppard set to hit the road for a U.S. tour this summer, and a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” in the works, it seemed like a good time to revisit this guilty pleasure …

Marcus Roberts headlines Jazz at Lincoln Center event honoring Jelly Roll Morton

A two-day event in May called “The Music of Jelly Roll Morton” will feature Marcus Roberts performing favorites from the Morton legacy as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series in the Rose Theater.

The Surfin’ Criminals – Greetings From The North-East Motorspeedway (2012)

“As the shadows of darkness creep upon us, the Surfin’ Criminal on his 350 Scrambler, rides the north-east motor speedway in search of his revenge,” states this Italy-based band in the inner sleeve of their most recent effort.

Facebook campaign hopes to rally support for Bill Ward in Black Sabbath reunion project

Fans have taken to Facebook to lobby for drummer Bill Ward’s inclusion in a reunion of the founding lineup of Black Sabbath. Ward recently dropped out of the reunion project amidst a dispute over compensation, and rumors quickly spread that he’d already been replaced.