Archive for February 27th, 2012

Prove it all (late) night!: Diving into Bruce Springsteen week on Jimmy Fallon

As usual for Bruce Springsteen, there are a few select media appearances before the release of a new album. For Wrecking Ball, Bruce has chosen (huge Bruce fan) Jimmy Fallon. This week is Bruce week on Late Night, with multiple Springsteen appearances

Sammy Hagar says Chickenfoot gives Michael Anthony the respect he never got in Van Halen

Van Halen is missing more than Michael Anthony’s signature tenor, Sammy Hagar says. They’re missing a very good bass player.

Heart troubles for Foreigner co-founder Mick Jones, King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill

Both Foreigner guitarist and Mick Jones and King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill are recovering from heart ailments.

Neil Young's reunion with Crazy Horse has nixed the Buffalo Springfield tour

Neil Young’s reunion with Crazy Horse has nixed previously announced plans for a long-awaited tour with Buffalo Springfield.

Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls – Lung of Love (2012)

Eyes, you hear about all the time. Lips and hips, too. And the heart? All day, every day — and a million times on Valentine’s Day. But the lungs? Not so much.

New Music Monday: Corrosion of Conformity, and a Pink Floyd reissue we hate

Atop our teetering stacks for this edition of New Music Monday are Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Corrosion of Conformity, Lyle Lovett and Matthew Shipp

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball" (2012)

Yeah sure, it was written for the whole Giants Stadium thing, but “Wrecking Ball” can certainly be seen in the broader context: that the passage of time is something we can’t do a whole lot about, so we might as well make the most out of it

miX&dorp (Various Artists) – Black and Tan Edits (2012)

DJ-manufactured dance/electronica/trance stuff isn’t usually my cup of tea, but maybe it’s the lack of good melodies to go along with the grooves. That’s the special advantage of Black And Tan Records’ “miX&dorp” party remixes of blues

Half Notes: Rick Nelson – The Complete Epic Recordings (2012)

It’s tempting to think that Nelson’s 1972 flip-off single “Garden Party” — written after the former teen popstar was booed off the stage at Madison Square Garden, he says, for daring to play some of his newer stuff — was the end of the road.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" (1978)

There’s rage, desperation, and resignation, all of which are distilled into this fine, fine, ending to Darkness On The Edge Of Town.