Archive for May 3rd, 2012

Smithsonian Folkways to release Woody at 100 box set; hear a previously unreleased Woody Guthrie song!

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is preparing a new box set in honor of the Woody Guthrie Centennial. Called simply Woody at 100, it’s set for release on July 10, 2012, four days before the treasured musician would have turned 100 years old.

'Just guitar and drums; nothing else': Gene Simmons on Kiss' new album Monster

Co-founder Gene Simmons says Kiss’ 20th studio album will be a lean, heavy-rocking affair, much in keeping with their earliest sides. Monster, due in July 2012, is the group’s initial release since Sonic Boom three years ago

Something Else! sneek peek: "Toast to Freedom," featuring the late Levon Helm

Turns out Levon Helm had one more inspiring moment to give. The former singer and drummer of the Band helped facilitate a new all-star recording commemorating 50 years of Amnesty International in the time before cancer took his life.

John Fogerty says his upcoming studio project is more than halfway completed

Work on John Fogerty’s new studio album Wrote a Song for Everyone is continuing, as sessions continue this week in Nashville with My Morning Jacket and Alan Jackson.

Ringo Starr is working with Dave Stewart again — but this time on a movie

Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart, collaborators on the former Beatles drummer’s last few studio releases, have a new project on tap: An original motion picture, called “Hole in the Fence.”

New tribute project from Morse/ Portnoy/ George to include King Crimson, Steely Dan, the Police, Elvis Costello

Cover 2 Cover, the latest tribute album from Morse/Portnoy/George, will include songs from prog legends King Crimson, Jethro Tull and Styx. No surprise there, considering the band lineage of those involved.

'Celestial supersonic textures': Carlos Santana says there are things he still hasn't done on guitar

An upcoming instrumental album from Carlos Santana certainly begs the question: Is there anything he can’t do on guitar?

Randy Hoexter Group – Fromage (2012)

When John Stetch led a piano trio through interpretations of television theme songs on a CD released a few years ago, I was intrigued, and ultimately, charmed, by this originative collection of covers.

Allen Toussaint on Dr. John, the Meters, Ernie K-Doe, the Band, Lee Dorsey: Gimme Five

Allen Toussaint on Dr. John, the Meters, Ernie K-Doe, the Band, Lee Dorsey: Gimme Five

Allen Toussaint reminisces about his long-standing relationship with the Band, and reveals his true feelings about mothers in law.

Forgotten series: Travis Shredd and the Good Ol’ Homeboys – 668: The Neighbor of the Beast (1996)

OK. So, by this point in the review, you should know that these guys weren’t serious. Yeah, I know it just started, but come on, look at that album title