Archive for March 24th, 2012

Jon Anderson talks possible reunion with Yes, working with Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin

Jon Anderson remains hopeful that he’ll some day return to the band he co-founded, but in the meantime he’s been developing new projects with fellow former members Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin.

Glenn Frey nixes idea of a 40th anniversary tour with the Eagles

Glenn Frey says the Eagles aren’t planning to commemorate their 40th anniversary with a tour, with only a handful of key dates scheduled for this year — including a stop at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

Mark Ronson-produced Rufus Wainwright project will have a distinctive 1970s vibe

Mark Ronson showed up with a full mockup of the songs to be included in a forthcoming collaboration with Rufus Wainwright — and this stripped-down version will soon be released, as well.

Are new U.S. tour details to come in Aerosmith's 'big' Wednesday announcement?

No official word, but a pair of messages from the band seem to hint that an announcement is forthcoming on a new Aerosmith tour. Fans could find out the specifics of the group’s long-rumored North American dates as early as Wednesday.

Toots Thielemans – Yesterday and Today (2012)

On April 22, Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor “Toots” Thielemans turns 90 years old. Four weeks before that comes a look back on one of the richest and yet disregarded career in jazz music, Yesterday & Today.

Half Notes: Beastie Boys – To The Five Burroughs (2004)

I am not a fan of rap, per se, but these newly crowned Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have managed to keep their music so varied that it’s hard to identify them purely as rap. The Beastie Boys also kept a good deal of humor in their music, making each album enjoyable on a second level apart from theRead More

Forgotten series: Kaleidoscope – Egyptian Candy: A Collection (1991)

Bearing no connection to the equally great British band of the same name, these guys operated out of Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1966, Kaleidoscope was so far ahead of the curve

Abby Ahmad – Curriculum (2010)

I had Curriculum sitting atop a small pile on my desk at work the other day, and was asked what kind music it was. Sometimes the answer to that question is a simple one