Archive for April 13th, 2012

Memo to London Olympics organizers: The Who’s Keith Moon is still dead

Forgive 2012 Olympics organizers for wanting to get the most bang for their buck. Having already secured the services of surviving Who members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, London officials made a special request: Could Keith Moon sit in?

Top 5 bands not in Rock and Rock Hall of Fame include Kiss, Rush, Heart, Yes and Jethro Tull

A new list courtesy of argues that Kiss is the top act not already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, followed by Rush, Heart, Yes and Jethro Tull. The rest of the Top 10 of eligible absentees includes Deep Purple, the Cure, Peter Gabriel, the Moody Blues and Chicago.

New album from glam-rock legends Sweet to feature mashed-up cover tunes

Sweet, still led by original guitarist Andy Scott, return with a mashed-up new studio project that blends choice covers with elements of the band’s most memorable hits. Check out the new video preview below!

Bruce Springsteen’s successful Wrecking Ball tour makes the jump to stadiums

Bruce Springsteen has added more dates to his on-going North American tour in support of Wrecking Ball, this time in a series of huge arenas.

Duke Robillard Jazz Trio – Wobble Walkin' (2012)

Don’t look for the lip-smacking blues licks that have become associated with Duke Robillard for so long. Instead, the former co-founder of Roomful of Blues settles into an infectiously listenable, decidedly in-the-pocket tempo

Steve Morse to reunite with Bob Ezrin on forthcoming Deep Purple studio effort

Over its most recent releases, Deep Purple has either worked with Michael Bradford or produced the project themselves. That looks to change with the group’s forthcoming 2012 release, which will apparently be helmed by the decidedly more high profile Bob Ezrin.

Bunny Sigler – From Bunny With Love (2012)

Bunny Sigler, an architect of the classic Philly sound, is back with a blast of straight-forward funk and sweet soul, following his gospel-themed 2008 release The Lord’s Prayer.

One Track Mind: Guns n’ Roses, “You’re Crazy” (1990)

Thinking about Guns n’ Roses in the wake of Axl Rose’s snub of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies (which given that institution’s history is perhaps well-deserved), I had an urge to write a little something on the music

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado, a former sideman with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, drops by to discuss a handful of key career moments.

Half Notes: The Afghan Whigs – Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006 (2007)

As the title suggests, it’s a best-of for this critically adored soul-punk act, and probably a good place for all of us to start.