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?
Archive for April 13th, 2012
A new list courtesy of Ranker.com 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.
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 has added more dates to his on-going North American tour in support of Wrecking Ball, this time in a series of huge arenas.
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
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, 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.
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, a former sideman with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, drops by to discuss a handful of key career moments.
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.