Archive for April 19th, 2012

'Don Henley is intimidated': Frank Ocean fires back over sample of Eagles' 'Hotel California'

Frank Ocean, the R&B singer who tangled with the Eagles’ Don Henley last month over a sample of the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” isn’t finished talking about the situation. And it keeps getting funnier.

As Styx prepares for summer tour, James "J.Y." Young hints at new studio project

Styx is considering a full-length covers project, according to founding guitarist James “J.Y.” Young — and why not? After all, Styx’s 2003 rendition of the Beatles “I Am The Walrus” “was our biggest airplay item of newly recorded music in the new millennium.”

New Red Hot Chili Peppers EP salutes fellow Hall of Fame inductees, including Ramones, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, others

If you always wondered what the Red Hot Chili Peppers would sound like covering their fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees — both the expected (the Ramones, Iggy Pop) and the decidedly less so (Dion, the Beach Boys) — here’s your chance.

Joe Walsh talks about the digital-age theme of Analog Man, and working with Jeff Lynne

Joe Walsh goes in depth on his long-awaited new 2012 solo recording Analog Man, exploring its digital-age theme and what it was like to work with producer Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rush, "Headlong Flight" (2012)

Building off a hard-charging instrumental, the initial single from Rush’s forthcoming Clockwork Angels finds the trio referencing its storied musical past — in more ways than one.

Hank Williams III – Long Gone Daddy (2012)

After years of battling with Curb Records to have his albums released, Hank III finally broke free from his contract a little over a year ago.

On Second Thought: Jack White – Blunderbuss (2012)

In our initial review on Jack White’s forthcoming 2012 solo debut, we breathlessly likened Blunderbuss to “a ready-made greatest-hits package.” But there’s more to be said.

Half Notes: Ro Sham Beaux – Ro Sham Beaux (2012)

Sprung from classmates at the well-regarded New England Conservatory of Music, Ro Sham Beaux, est. 2009, is a Boston based band that, in a rarity for a fusion jazz ensemble, takes the “band” word seriously: they operate as a true cooperative.

Forgotten series: The Choir – Choir Practice (1994)

Armed with an arsenal of great songs, sharp chops and a cool look, the Choir were Cleveland, Ohio’s answer to the best of the British Invasion.

Gimme Five: John Wetton on Asia, King Crimson and standout solo songs

On this special edition of Something Else Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to prog legend John Wetton