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Archive for April 10th, 2012
The Rolling Stones took eight years between Bridges to Babylon and 2005’s A Bigger Bang, and it’s been seven years since that studio recording. Perhaps the long wait is over.
A new report confirms that guitar hero Ronnie Montrose, who had been battling cancer for years, took his own life.
One of the Web’s biggest 2012 viral sensations so far has been that video of a Canadian man, under arrest for drunken driving in the back seat of a Canadian police car, singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety. Count the band’s co-founding drummer Roger Taylor as a fan.
Jon Cleary is a big enough fan, and an accomplished enough musician, to mix it up on this forthcoming tribute record — which is smartly subtitled “Having Fun with the Songs of Allen Toussaint.”
What’s the continuing attraction, in 2012, for the long-gone Led Zeppelin? From movie trailers to “American Idol,” these long-haired, often-shirtless heavy-metal rock-gods — disbanded since the turn of the 1980s, mind you — remain front of mind.
The Staves arrive as the very image of a twee sibling act — and you prepare yourself for another sweetly unthreatening batch of folk tunes. But this is an aptly titled EP, full of musical (and emotional) surprises.
Sometimes when it comes to listening to music, patience is a virtue… Imagine cueing up a record by a jazz bassist and being greeted with the ornate sounds of a timpani, harpsichord and bowed bass.