Archive for March 25th, 2012

New Beatles tribute EP, show at NYC's Iridium on tap for Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell of Wings

Remember the beautiful guitar solo from Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 ballad “My Love”? That memorable performance, widely considered one of rock’s best solos, was conceived by Irish guitarist Henry McCullough.

Paul Rodgers laments 1980s-era split with Bad Company, saying 'I felt like the outsider'

Even as Paul Rodgers reunites with Bad Company for a summer tour, he still laments the band’s sudden end almost 30 years ago — the result, he says, of his desire to get away from drugs.

Wife of legendary rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose 'at a loss for words' after outpouring of support

Leighsa Montrose, wife of Ronnie Montrose, says she has been “so moved and completely at a loss for words” over the outpouring of love and respect for the late legendary rock guitarist.

Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (2012)

Credit Justin Townes Earle for refusing to stick with the tried and true, even after 2010’s ‘Harlem River Blues’ shot to No. 50 on the Billboard charts.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Home At Last” (1977)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Home At Last” (1977)

Inspired by an episode from Homer’s ‘Odyssey,’ “Home At Last” works as a metaphor for the homesick Steely Dan.

Half Notes: Patti Smith and Kevin Shields – The Coral Sea (2008)

I’ve always loved it when Patti Smith busts out the poetry notebook. Long before I ever knew what the hell she was talking about, I loved the passion. Aside from a few of the more mainstream poets (Robert Frost, etc.), poetry has always been considered a fringe sort of art. So be it. This is the kind of release thatRead More

Shooter Jennings – ‘Family Man’ (2012)

Shooter Jennings – ‘Family Man’ (2012)

All in all, Shooter Jennings’ surprising return to country with ‘Family Man’ is a rousing success.

Tonbruket – Dig It To The End (2011)

They say nobody cares about album art, but art still sells. At least to me. It’s too small on CDs, everyone says, and when reduced down even further to iPod and iPhone size, it’s just a thumbnail.