Archive for March 14th, 2012

Questions arise over Keith Richards' health as Rolling Stones' hoped-for 2012 tour is scuttled

A hoped-for 50th anniversary tour by the Rolling Stones could still happen, but it won’t be in 2012. “The Stones always really considered ’63 to be 50 years,” band co-founder Keith Richards tells Rolling Stone magazine

As King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill continues to improve, he's moved out of intensive care unit

King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill continues to heal, after a serious heart attack suffered on February 26 scuttled a planned tour.

David Lee Roth stops Van Halen concert to deal with fan fight; watch the video here!

Van Halen was in the midst of its propulsive rendition of Roy Orbison’s classic “(Oh) Pretty Woman” in Manchester, New Hampshire, when a fight broke out in the audience. David Lee Roth called the song to a screeching halt, yelling: “Knock off the fucking fighting. Fuck you!”

Something Else! Interview: Super-producer Nile Rodgers of Chic

Funky guitarist, gifted composer, hipster arranger, giving philanthropist and hit-making svengali, Nile Rodgers is just as chic as ever. And still shaking every thing he’s got.

Blackfield – Live in NYC DVD (2007)

It wasn’t enough that we got not only the amazing Blackfield II album, and one great album and an equally great EP from Steven Wilson’s main band, Porcupine Tree (Fear of a Blank Planet and Nil Recurring, respectively) in 2007, we then got this live DVD to sate the desires of fans clamoring for more — because we always are.Read More

Various artists – Welcome to the Nightmare: An All-Star Salute to Alice Cooper (2012)

Originally released as Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper on Deadline Records in 1998, this collection of covers has recently gotten a repackaging from Cleopatra Records with a few extra tunes

Jeff Parker Trio – Bright Light In Winter (2012)

As someone who is a member of the post-rock band Tortoise, the advanced modern jazz of Nicole Mitchell’s combo, a founding member of the Chicago Underground, the Scott Amendola Trio and until his death a couple of years ago, Fred Anderson’s band, I imagined the latest release by Jeff Parker as being this overtly aggressive, edgy blast of wicked noise.

Adam De Lucia’s Tektonics – EP-Deluxe Edition (2012)

Typically featuring a one-man band, EP-Deluxe Edition by the Tektonics was always destined to rise or fall based on the creative stimulus of Adam De Lucia.