Archive for May 11th, 2012

First Tupac, now this: Brian May says he'll use optical illusion to bring back Freddie Mercury

That whirring sound you hear just may be Freddie Mercury spinning in his grave. It’s not just that Queen has gone on without him, something once thought impossible.

Paul McCartney may be approached about collaborating on unfinished George Harrison song

We’ve already seen the remaining members of the Beatles convene to complete two of the late John Lennon songs, as part of their mid-1990s anthology series. Now, Paul McCartney could be approached to do it again with one of George Harrison’s unfinished works.

Mole – What Is The Meaning? (2012)

The keyboardist is a Mexican expatriate living in Prague, the drummer is an Argentinian expatriate living in Mexico, the acoustic bassist is a Mexican still in Mexico and the guitarist is a guy from New York.

Tab Benoit, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Curtis Salgado, Ruthie Foster among big winners at 2012 Blues Music Awards

Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit earned the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award at the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards, held May 10, 2012 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

'Neil Young FAQ' Diaries: A journey through the past with Neil Young's videos

After a two-year journey of blood, sweat, tears, and more all-nighters writing furiously until the sun came up than I care to remember, my first full-length book as a music journalist was finally released this week.

The Gilligans – As Seen On TV (2012)

A soothing instrumental opens the door to As Seen On TV, but what a tease that is. Such mellow sounds suddenly launch into a torrent of crunchy guitars and churning hooks

In a new book, Robert Rodriguez makes the case for Revolver as the Beatles’ masterwork

Author Robert Rodriguez, in a fascinating new book, makes the case for Revolver — not its successor, the lavishly praised Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — as the Beatles’ game-changing signature work.

The Friday Morning Listen: Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (1994)

You know, I just get so damned tired of people trippin’ all over themselves to pay tribute to these guys when they die. Besides, it’s just friggin’ rap “music.” That’s right, “music.”