Rumors to the contrary, lead singer David Lee Roth says Van Halen is not in negotiations with the NFL to play at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans — though, he says, they’d welcome the opportunity.
Archive for July 9th, 2012
That broiling sax on the rollicking roadhouse blues “Turn Me Loose” sounds instantly familiar — and it should. After all, Mark Rivera has performed for decades with Billy Joel and Ringo Starr. That’s him on Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” too.
In some ways, Monday Michiru is the Norah Jones of Japan: one of the few jazz-oriented female vocalists who are currently a true star, born to a famous musical father from another land.
From cool jazz to spooky medieval metal, from honky tonk heroes to some ass-whipping white blues, there something for almost everyone in this exciting edition of Something Else! Reviews’ New Music Monday.
There are many, many songs in the rock & pop canon that employ yearning as the source material. Or maybe it’s the glue that holds things together.