Archive for April 10th, 2012

New bronze statue of Willie Nelson going up in Austin — when else? — at 4:20 on 4/20

Only in Austin. Wait, make that only in Austin when we’re talking about Willie Nelson.

Ronnie Wood: Rolling Stones return to the studio hoping 'to get the feel again'

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.

'Celebrate Ronnie's life': Montrose family reacts to confirmation that he committed suicide

A new report confirms that guitar hero Ronnie Montrose, who had been battling cancer for years, took his own life.

Queen’s Roger Taylor on that drunk guy singing "Bohemian Rhapsody": ‘Very funny’

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 – Occapella (2012)

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.”

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Led Zeppelin!

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 – The Motherlode EP (2012)

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.

Eivind Opsvik – Overseas IV (2012)

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.