Archive for June, 2012

The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (1984)

Maybe it’s just me but I’m getting sort of tired of the steady stream of articles and books that attempt to apply scientific analysis to our perception of music.

‘We made a nice team’: Steve Lukather will rejoin Joe Satriani for G3 show in October

Toto co-founder Steve Lukather will hit the stage with Joe Satriani for an October 23, 2012 concert in Mexico City, his second stint as part of the ongoing G3 shows. The date will also include Dream Theater’s John Petrucci.

'Just taken longer than anticipated': Cancer treatments force Jon Lord to cancel comeback show

Jon Lord’s treatment for cancer is taking longer than expected. That’s forced the former Deep Purple keyboardist, who recently announced a new album and a return to the stage, to postpone the scheduled show.

Graham Gouldman leads 10cc back to America for first time in 34 years

Graham Gouldman and 10cc will play in the U.S. for the first time since the late 1970s, with a July 13, 2012, date set for New York City’s Concert Hall. The group, famous for hits like “I’m Not in Love” and “The Things We Do For Love,” will also headline Canada’s Ottawa BluesFest. Gouldman and drummer Paul Burgess are theRead More

Can – The Lost Tapes (2012)

The concept sounds like a bit of a nightmare: an in-depth excursion into the discarded mastertapes of a band known for lengthy, sometimes mind-boggling sound journeys.

S. Victor Aaron’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012, Part 3 of 4: Whack Jazz

If you happened to peruse the Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012 for Modern and Mainstream Jazz before this list and you’ve been keeping up with the latest jazz releases, you might have wondered, “Where’s that new Matthew Shipp?”

Trevor Rabin on “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Anerley Road,” “Changes” + others: Gimme Five

Trevor Rabin on “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Anerley Road,” “Changes” + others: Gimme Five

Digging into five songs, Trevor Rabin offers us new insights into his solo work and key moments with Yes.

Forgotten series: Naz Nomad & the Nightmares – Give Daddy the Knife Candy (1984)

When this album was initially released on the Ace label in 1984, a lot of people believed it was a long lost treasure by a long lost 1960s band.

John Entwistle (1944-2002): An Appreciation

Who bass-god John Entwistle — aka The Ox, aka The Quiet One — died on this day 10 years ago on the eve of the Who’s summer 2002 tour. It’s unlikely the rock world will ever have a musician quite like him again.

Trevor Rabin, formerly of Yes: Something Else! Interview

Trevor Rabin, formerly of Yes: Something Else! Interview

Former Yes star Trevor Rabin discusses ‘Jacaranda,’ his second career in film and of course his time with one of prog rock’s signature bands.