Archive for July 5th, 2012

Grateful Dead's first live greatest-hits anthology to be reissued on vinyl by Audio Fidelity

Audio Fidelity will reissue History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice), the first-ever live “best-of” anthology delivered by the Grateful Dead when they left Warner Bros. to form their own label

'We had three tracks in the can': New book details lost Freddie Mercury collaboration with Michael Jackson

Lesley-Ann Jones’s new biography Mercury: An Intimate Biography Of Freddie Mercury arrived on July 3, 2012, with a number of interesting musical revelations about the late former Queen frontman

Jon Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Rick Wakeman, Roger Waters newly nominated as 'Prog Gods'

Ian Anderson, Jon Anderson, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hillage, Rick Wakeman and Roger Waters will vie for the title of ‘Prog God’ in the first annual Progressive Music Awards, to be held this September in London.

Something Else! sneak peek: Melissa Etheridge, "Falling Up" (2012)

In this uncertain era, we need people to frame the issues as much as we need life-affirming voices to lift us from the doldrums. Enter Melissa Etheridge, with a new song that finds hope, and humor, in the hard times.

One Track Mind: Kevin Coelho, "Cantaloupe Island" (2012)

Some kids are fast learners. Kevin Coelho first took piano lessons at age six. Five years later, he fell in love with the jazz organ after hearing Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions.” Five years after that, he has his first album at sixteen years old

Gimme Five: Great thrash albums not by Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer or Anthrax

As I’ve been blasting the new song from Testament for the last few days, I’ve been thinking about a few of the other thrash acts that never quite grabbed the glory of those guys that you know.

Download: Susanna Hoffs – Some Summer Days EP (2012)

If the last time you thought about Susanna Hoffs was when she was still walking like an glammed-up 1980s-era Egyptian, her charming new EP will provide a new window into the deeper pop and folk talents she possesses.