Archive for March 3rd, 2012

Tony Banks says classical influences in his work go all the way back to Genesis

Some might have been surprised by Genesis co-founder Tony Banks turn toward classical music. But, it turns out, he’d always had an interest in the genre.

Rolling Stones getting back together to celebrate 50th anniversary — with a commemorative photo book

Fans have been waiting with bated breath for the Rolling Stones to announce plans for a gala 50th anniversary event. The hope, obviously, was for a tour. That hasn’t happened yet. But that doesn’t mean the band won’t be celebrating.

Tony Martin: Don't look for a reunion with Black Sabbath any time soon

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler recently reconvened for a planned album, but don’t look for a similar happy reunion between the band and one-time singer Tony Martin. “Sabbath haven’t spoken to me for over 15 years,” Martin says

Rocco DeLuca – Drugs ‘n Hymns (2012)

To be so organic, so uninhibited and free — during the song “Amen,” Rocco DeLuca actually turns from the microphone, filling the room around him with a howling lament — Drugs ‘n Hymns is often grounded by the familiar.

Half Notes: Heaven and Hell – Live at Radio City Music Hall CD/DVD (2007)

I think it’s pretty cool that the band opted to not carry the Black Sabbath moniker for their tour in support of the material Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Co. recorded as Black Sabbath in the early 1980s, then again in the early 1990s, and once again this year for The Dio Years Sabbath compilation. The CDs are whatRead More

More Perfect Playlists: 2011 Yes Album [With Jon Anderson, Billy Sherwood and Alan White]

More Perfect Playlists: 2011 Yes Album [With Jon Anderson, Billy Sherwood and Alan White]

It has been, quite literally, the best of times and the worst of times for fans of Yes.

Half Notes: Jacob Deaton – Tribulation (2012)

Atlanta guitarist Jacob Deaton began the year with a new album—his first one, in fact—and makes a good initial impression.