Archive for March 27th, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham adds another round of intimate one-man West Coast tour dates

Look for another round of one-man concert dates from Lindsey Buckingham, as the singer-songwriter showcases both the distinctive guitar style and unforgettable voice that launched Fleetwood Mac toward multi-platinum success.

Carlos Santana's announces instrumental-packed album Shape Shifter; preorder it here

Carlos Santana's announces instrumental-packed album Shape Shifter; preorder it here

Carlos Santana’s 36th album is an almost all-instrumental project called Shapeshifter, to be issued May 15 on his new label Starfaith Records. You can preorder the album below, and also check out the artwork and complete track listing.

Up next for Black Sabbath's ailing Tony Iommi, three weeks of radiation therapy

Done with chemotherapy, Black Sabbath co-founding guitarist Tony Iommi says a course of radiation is next, as he continues an ongoing battle against lymphoma. “Hopefully,” the 64-year-old metal legend says, “my body will start to get back to normal soon.”

ZZ Top announces spring 'Gang of Outlaws' tour with 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson

ZZ Top will kick off its new 6-week, 24-date ‘Gang of Outlaws’ spring tour on May 25 with a stop in Manchester, N.H., then continue June with stops in Atlantic City, Scranton, Richmond, Hollywood, Orlando, Nashville, Houston and Dallas. The tour will also feature 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson.

Something Else! sneak peek: Journey's Neal Schon with Steve Smith, "The Calling" (2012)

This new instrumental is interesting because Steve Smith showed up just as Journey took a turn in the late 1970s from its more fusion-informed early period toward a platinum-selling arena-rock formula.

Brian Charette – Music for Organ Sextette (2012)

In 2010, bassist extraordinaire William Parker quietly released an album of recordings called Uncle Joe’s Spirit House that put a different spin on organ jazz.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Jeff Beck

A certified funky-fusion platinum smash, the George Martin-produced Blow by Blow peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 — hurtling itself to Record You Must Own status for Jeff Beck. So enough of that.

One Track Mind: White Wizzard, “High Speed GTO” (2008)

It was one of those perfect spring-like Saturday afternoons. The sun was shining, the temperature was just right, and there was a freshness in the air.

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Legends Live: Stuttgart, 1969 (2012)

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is the undisputed leader on this date — the big-hearted, soul-lifting center of every song. But the proper focus here might just be on keyboardist Joe Zawinul