Archive for March 13th, 2012

Big Head Todd, Barenaked Ladies combine for upcoming 'Last Summer on Earth' tour

Big Head Todd and the Monsters are teaming up with the Barenaked Ladies for an upcoming series of concerts dubbed “The Last Summer on Earth” tour. Featured guests will include Blues Traveler and Cracker.

Daryl Hall is joined by Cee Lo Green in latest episode of 'Live at Daryl's House'

One of them had a hit album in 1980 called Voices. The other is a judge on NBC’s The Voice. Now, Daryl Hall and Cee Lo Green have joined voices.

Cancer claims original Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack at 65

Original Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack, off the road fighting cancer since 2010, has succumbed to the disease. He was 65.

Styx guitarist James "JY" Young on Dennis DeYoung: Musical theater was clearly his priority

Co-founding Styx guitarist James “JY” Young, examining the departure of original vocalist Dennis DeYoung, wishes him well — though he confirms a long-held notion about what split the initial lineup apart.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Kool and the Gang

We were reminded of Kool and the Gang’s rump-shaking joys all over again when they were invited to serve as opening act on Van Halen’s ongoing reunion tour.

Avram Fefer – Eliyahu (2011)

Before even learning that multi-reedist Avram Fefer is a Harvard grad, I could detect a lot of intelligence in his playing style. Avoiding clichés, adapting to the music and injecting just the right amount of feel, Fefer is one of the most diverse sax players around

The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Volume II (2012)

What the hell happened? The Music Inside Volume 1 offered fans a heartfelt tribute to Waylon Jennings from people who knew him or were heavily influenced by his music.

Mort Weiss: Paul Whiteman's TV show, and spending New Year's Eve with Ella Fitzgerald

I was quite active in the early days of live television, most of which was shot in Hollywood, California. Sometime in the latter part of 1951, I got a call from the director and producer of many teen-oriented TV shows.

Forgotten series: Mercury Rev – The Secret Migration (2005)

I fell in love with the lost, desolate feeling of 1998’s Deserter’s Songs, a title that seems to perfectly sum up the feeling of that album.