Archive for March 19th, 2012

Lee Loughnane says Chicago is at work on batch of long-awaited new songs

Founding member and trumpet player Lee Loughnane says Chicago has begun creating new music again — something fans have to be hoping leads one of the band’s increasingly rare studio projects.

Recovering King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill strong enough to pass on thanks to fans for their support

King’s X bass player and vocalist Doug Pinnick says he was walking out of the grocery store when his cell phone rang — and “the ID said: ‘Jerry Gaskill!’”

For Toto’s Steve Lukather, playing with yet another Beatle hero is simply ‘surreal’

Steve Lukather often talks about the importance of the Beatles in general, and specifically the first solo he heard by George Harrison — on “I Saw Her Standing There” — as the wellspring moment for his own lengthy career in music. This summer will find the multiple Grammy-winning Toto cofounder and sessions guitar ace playing alongside his third Beatle

Eagles cofounder Glenn Frey: Don’t call my new solo effort a ‘standards record’

A forthcoming solo project from the Eagles’ Glenn Frey will include tracks like “The Good Life” and “I Wanna Be Around,” both big hits for Tony Bennett, as well as the Beach Boys classic “Caroline No,” and the immortal “Route 66.” But don’t call it a “standards record.”

Jimmy Page's early-1970s soundtrack recording 'Lucifer Rising' to be released on March 20

A lost soundtrack recording from the early 1970s by Jimmy Page has been “revisited and remixed,” according to the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist — and will finally see release on Tuesday, March 20.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Jackson Cage" (1980)

As Bruce related in his recent SXSW Keynote speech, The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out Of His Place” is the keystone of much of his music. People are stuck in their situations and desperate to get out.

Steve Lehman Trio – Dialect Fluorescent – (2012)

Travail, Transformation and Flow (2009) served noticed that everyone’s favorite up and coming alto saxophonist has come up and arrived. Now, Steve Lehman is poised to build his nascent legacy as an established artist

New Music Monday: Birdy, Esperanza Spalding, B-52s, one more for Randy Rhoads

The week’s teetering stack of piping hot freshness in music is topped by Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding and Lost in the Trees

Half Notes: Killing Joke – Bootleg Vinyl Archives 1-2 (2007)

For Killing Joke fans, 2007 was a pretty cool time. First, there was Inside Extremities, which offered a previously unreleased 1991 concert, and then there are these releases: two three-disc sets (at a very low price-point) of live material from the band’s career throughout the 1980s and early ’90s. Of course, the sound quality varies, but the name should warnRead More

Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs (2012)

A haunting, ultimately uplifting examination on the transformational experience of loss, Ari Picker’s second album as Lost in the Trees follows the suicide of his mother.