Archive for March 22nd, 2012

Prog rock supergroup UK reforms for first North American appearances in decades

The reunited progressive rock supergroup UK — featuring trio-era members John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio — will retake American and Canadian stages for the first time in three decades. Dates in Japan will follow on what’s being dubbed the 2012 Night After Night tour.

Next project for Paul McCartney is a deluxe reissue of 1971's Ram

The fourth reissue in his ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection series will focus on 1971’s pre-Wings album Ram, co-credited with the former Beatle’s late wife Linda McCartney.

King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill is resting at home after release from hospital

King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill continues to improve after suffering a heart attack in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 26. In fact, he has been released from the hospital and is now resting at home.

Slash says he's not looking forward to formal attire required for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Though Slash calls his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Gun n’ Roses “an honor,” he won’t be appearing with the band’s other founding members to celebrate the honor.

Something Else! sneak peek: Bonnie Raitt posts new live duet with Maia Sharp

Bonnie Raitt has posted a new live recording at her Web site, a duet called “I Don’t Want Anything to Change” with Maia Sharp — “one of the song’s co-writers, as well as a wonderful singer, musician and producer,” Raitt says. Listen to it here!

Cowboy Junkies – The Wilderness (2012)

This is an album for people who still think Trinity Sessions stands as the Cowboy Junkies’ best recording, but also for those who want to hear how that sound has expanded and matured over the years.

The Squires of the Subterrain – Sandbox (2012)

Chris Earl is actually the face behind this curiously christened vehicle, and for the past 20-odd years he has been depositing one amazing recording after another.

Half Notes: Jenny Scheinman – Mischief & Mayhem (2012)

Here’s a brand new disc by Bill Frisell’s fiddle player. The music contained within, is well within Fris’ playing field, but there’s some adventurous circuit bent noises courtesy of Nels Cline with his bag of trick effects. Jim Black and Todd Sickafoose are on board, too, so the entire backing band is wicked good, and Scheinman wrote some nice, diversifiedRead More

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Powder Mill, “The Devil in New Orleans” (2011)

There are actually two versions of this number from Missouri-based Southern rockers Powder Mill. The first, “The Devil and New Orleans,” an acoustic country number, appeared on the band’s 2008 album New Mountain.

New Standard Quintet – The Many Faces (2012)

New Standard Quintet lives up to its name, time and again, not by resurrecting age-old tracks but by trying to fashion its own rules for approaching original jazz music.