Archive for February 18th, 2012

Posted master list for new Van Halen reunion tour includes some tasty deep cuts

A series of David Lee Roth-sung Van Halen songs has appeared at the Roth Army Forum, purportedly to be used as a master set list for the new comeback tour. There are some interesting surprises in store for fans of early Van Halen,

Even though El Camino is just out, the Black Keys are eager for a return to the studio

The Black Keys are on a roll. Just months after the release of El Camino, and before the band has even launched a new North American tour, Dan Auerbach says the band has enough material for a follow up.

Tom Scholz wants to fit in some new Boston concert dates before the end of the world

Tom Scholz will rush Boston out on the road before the long-predicted apocalypse of 2012: “Just 10 months till the end … at least, till the end of the Mayan calendar, anyway,” he said in announcing a series of summer dates on Boston’s Web site.

Rainbow's final album with Ronnie James Dio to be reissued as picture disc for Record Store Day

Rainbow’s 1978 project Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, the last to feature frontman Ronnie James Dio, will be reissued on April 21 by Niji Entertainment Group in celebration of Record Store Day.

Yes alum Trevor Rabin to issue new instrumental project Jacadranda in May

Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin has completed a new instrumental solo effort called Jacaranda, with a release date set for May 8 via Varese Sarabande Records. There are also plans for new album with fellow Yes alums Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.

Santana – Greatest Hits: Live at Montreux DVD/Blu-ray (2012)

His sound is so crystalline, so special, that Carlos Santana remains recognizable with or without pictures.

Half Notes: Willie Nelson – You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker/ Songbird (2006)

Once you’ve heard Willie Nelson’ You Don’t Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker, a strong album of covers, it’s easy to see where Nelson gets his knack for songwriting: He obviously studied Walker’s template and then took it in his own direction. What’s surprising here is that an album of 50-60 year old music still sounds so vital today.Read More

Hyrrokkin – Astrionics (EP, 2011)

Hyrrokkin, which is named after one of Saturn’s moons, is a band that didn’t exist nine months ago but came together quickly and late last summer, produced an EP on cassette and CDR’s as they went a-touring across across North America.

Half Notes: Chloe Brisson – Blame It On My Youth (2012)

When this New Hampshire vocalist first arrived with the debut project Red Door Sessions, she was all of 13-years-old. Inevitably, the attention surrounding Brisson was as much (maybe more) about her age as her, well, her voice. Chloe Brisson returns, four years later, with an album that makes the case for a career beyond that of youthful curiosity. In theRead More

David S. Ware String Ensemble – Threads (2003)

David S. Ware felt it was time to focus on his abilities as a composer. As he puts it: “I didn’t want to make another quartet album with everybody blowing.