Archive for July 9th, 2012

'Be still my pigskin heart': David Lee Roth addresses Van Halen's Super Bowl rumors

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.

One Track Mind: Mark Rivera, "Turn Me Loose" (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.

Monday Michiru – Soulception (2012)

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.

New Music Monday: Michael Des Barres, Muddy Waters, Robert Plant, Yes

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.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Drive All Night" (1980)

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.