Archive for February 16th, 2012

Peter Frampton to perform with Frampton Comes Alive guitar for first time in three decades

Peter Frampton will come alive with a favorite old guitar this Saturday — more than 30 years after it was believed to have been lost in a plane crash.

E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt talks about ‘impossible’ decision to replace Clarence Clemons

The Grammy show-opening performance from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band illustrated how the group intends to move forward without the late saxophonist Clarence Clemons.

Producer Jack Douglas says a theme is emerging in ongoing Aerosmith sessions

When Aerosmith started working again with Jack Douglas, producer of classics like Rocks, you expected a return to their 1970s raunch-rock ways. But … a theme project? Douglas says yes.

Gregg Allman confirms that his autobiography My Cross to Bear will arrive in May

Gregg Allman confirms on his Facebook page that My Cross to Bear, his long-awaited autobiography with writer Alan Light, will arrive online and at booksellers on May 1. Light is a long-time critic and editor at Rolling Stone, VIBE and Spin.

Mort Weiss: On white guys playing the blues, and Benny Goodman practicing nude

Yes, I drank muddy water — and slept in a hollow log! Um, hmm! I said that I steady drank muddy water, and slept in a hollow log. Ah huh!

Gimme Five: Paul O'Neill on key moments with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage

On this special edition of Something Else Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to composer and producer Paul O’Neill

Forgotten series: Pete Townshend – Empty Glass (1980)

OK, I didn’t really ‘forget’ it. It’s just that the attached memories were so intense and bittersweet that, at the time, I didn’t have the strength to revisit them.

Paul McCartney's not giving way to the kids – well, except for one special eight year old

If you’re wondering why Paul McCartney — a notorious road warrior since his late-1980s return to the concert trail — is touring in shorter bursts these days, look no further than eight-year-old Beatrice.

Tony Levin at work on new Stick Men album, digital King Crimson photo book, possible project with Rick Wakeman

Legendary bassist Tony Levin has a busy 2012 on tap

Half Notes: Juhani Aaltonen and Heikki Sarmanto – Conversations (2011)

Two major figures from the first generation of Finland’s modern jazz musicians saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen and pianist Heikki Sarmanto have played together for nearly fifty years, recording some thirty albums together in a variety of settings along the way.