The disappointment isn’t so much that Elton John doesn’t make music like he used to. It’s that he almost couldn’t be bothered to try.
Archive for March 21st, 2012
Even as Crosby Stills and Nash, together off and on since 1969, gear up for yet another massive summer U.S. tour, there remains an electric atmosphere when those three voices intertwine.
Ravi Shankar became both a musical and spiritual influence on George Harrison, as the two forged a deeply personal relationship that still lingers with the sitar master
Kiss' Gene Simmons tears into 'karaoke singers,' saying tour with Motley Crue will include 'no fake bullsh*t'
Kiss’ Gene Simmons, appearing in full makeup and regalia, had some choice words for a few of today’s charttopping singers, even as he announced a new 40-date North American tour with Motley Crue.
Joe Walsh returns with a suitable cranky old-man track — after all, the longtime Eagles guitarist turns 65 this year. Co-produced by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, “Analog Man” is available for streaming here.
Papa Grows Funk returns with its most collaborative effort yet, as Needle in the Groove boasts a whopping three producers — including Louisiana legend Allen Toussaint — and a set of songs composed together as a group.
This was a rare thing: an album of guitar music where the guitar isn’t really the point. Put a different way, it’s the ideas that are given the focus, not the chops.
As one of the more talked about fusion records of last year, Naked Truth’s Shizaru put four established maestros from jazz, rock and avant garde words in the same studio, resulting in an album that pulled in creative streams from all of these music worlds into a purposeful, distinctive and provocative body of work.
Adrian Belew’s just-completed tour with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto presented an opportunity to revisit their time in King Crimson. Unfortunately, Belew says, partial reunions are all that fans are likely to see for the foreseeable future.