Archive for June 21st, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, "Oh Well" (2012)

An advance track featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons has emerged from the forthcoming tribute compilation Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Folk duo Indigo Girls shake things up with first-ever symphony tour

In a career first, the Indigo Girls have announced a symphony tour, set to kick off in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 18 and continue into 2013.

Heart announces new 10-song studio release Fanatic; check out the title track

Heart says Fanatic, its 14th studio album and second full-length studio project for Legacy, will arrive October 2.

Something Else! Interview: Bob Cowsill, of the Cowsills

Formed while siblings Bill (guitar), Bob (guitar and organ), Barry (bass) and John (drums) were still in school, the Cowsills went on to become one of the most popular bands of the late 1960s.

Jacám Manricks – Cloud Nine (2012)

Trigonometry, the third album by alto saxophone rising star Jacám Manricks, was a stellar post-bop set. It was just the kind of record you’d expect with a guy of his experience, education and raw talent

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop

Taking stock last night, as the sun dove below the trees on the year’s longest day, it occurred to me that 2012 has already provided a harvest of good-rocking blessings.

Pat Metheny – Unity Band (2012)

Pat Metheny introduces a new twist or turn with each album, and he’s taken so many turns, he’s bound to end up in a spot he’s been in before.

Guilty pleasures: Jackyl – Jackyl (1992)

When Jackyl’s self-titled debut came out, I absolutely hated it. I was in the waning days of my “more notes=better music” listening phase.