Archive for February 21st, 2012

Razor and Tie plans sweeping reissue series focused on Emerson Lake and Palmer

A sweeping reissue campaign will follow Razor and Tie’s new signing of Emerson Lake and Palmer to an exclusive multi-year licensing deal for North America.

Queen’s Brian May: American Idol’s Adam Lambert ‘would meet with Freddie’s approval’

Queen will return to at the UK’s Knebworth Park – the site of its final live performance with Freddie Mercury – this summer with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert fronting the band.

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber – All Ya Needs That Negrocity (2011)

In characterizing the music of the deliberately elusive collective Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, one can come up with a whole host of made-up genres and still not quite nail what they sound like.

All-star Supertramp tribute, new prog-rock album on tap for Yes alum Billy Sherwood

Billy Sherwood, a 1990s-era member of Yes, is working on two new all-star projects – a tribute to Supertramp and an original prog-rock album.

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, "Shackled And Drawn" (2012)

Today’s Wrecking Ball preview is “Shackled And Drawn,” stream provided by Rolling Stone magazine.

Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere – Nudge It Up a Notch (2008)

If I was to make up a list of my favorite guitar players (and, thus, exposing myself to the Internet scourge known as GuitarFan™: You know the type. They blurt out things like “Where’s Slash?!!” and “Dimebag!” — think of it as a kind of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tourette’s) then Steve Cropper would have to be there. Going all theRead More

On Second Thought: Eels – Shootenanny (2003)

Damn, how disappointing this album was the first few times through. I even applied my “five times” rule

Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Great American Swagger (2011)

You come in expecting one thing, being as Jeremy Davis focuses on the mid-century big-band formula. And, at times, you hear Sinatra in this album. Dorsey, too.