Archive for February 22nd, 2012

Genesis' Tony Banks to issue new classical project Six Pieces for Orchestra in March

Tony Banks, a co-founding member of Genesis, is preparing a new classical album for March release, called Six Pieces for Orchestra. The Naxos label recording is Banks’ second classical project

Levon Helm cleared by doctors for a return to the stage; next show on March 10

Levon Helm, legendary co-founder of the Band and multiple solo Grammy winner, has been cleared for a return to performing after undergoing an undisclosed medical procedure.

Summer triple bill will include classic rock legends Styx, Ted Nugent and REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon, STYX and Ted Nugent will join forces for The Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, a 30-date U.S. tour beginning May 1.

Something Else! Interview: Chickenfoot's Kenny Aronoff

When superstar drummer Kenny Aronoff — on tour now with Chickenfoot — starts recalling his sideman projects, they spill out with no rhyme or reason. He’s, almost literally, played them all.

Matthew Shipp Trio – Elastic Aspects (2012)

Matthew Shipp has earned his reputation as an out-jazz piano player who offers the clearest alternative yet to the propulsive cacophony of Cecil Taylor.

Half Notes: The Jesus Lizard – Liar (1992)

Most people, when they look at me, think I’m probably one of those types who, if they get into music at all, go for the Kenny G, lite-jazz, adult-contemporary pablum

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, "Jack Of All Trades" (2012)

Against a backdrop of a slow waltz toward disappointment and death comes a familiar story — that of a man trying to scratch out a living any way he can. The emotion is amplified with great subtlety by some swelling horns